Knight Arts Challenge Community Conversations 3/20/17, 3/21/17, 3/22/17, 3/23/17, 4/3/17, 4/6/17

Knight Arts Challenge Community Conversations
Monday, March 20, 6:30pm
Milander Center
4800 Palm Ave
Hialeah, FL 33012

Monday, March 20, 8:00pm
Live Radio show on Jolt Radio, Discussion & Call in using this phone number 305.912.5658.

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30
The Wynwood Yard
56 NW 29th St
Miami, FL 33127
(KAC winner DJ Le Spam will spin following presentation)

Miramar Cultural Center
2400 Civic Center Pl
Miramar, FL 33025

Wednesday, March 22, 6-9pm
Historic Hampton House
4240 NW 27th Ave
Miami, FL 33142

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:00pm
Kendall Excello Dance Studio
8700 SW 129th Terrace
Miami, FL 33176
Warehouse district

Little Haiti Cultural Center Theatre
212 NE 59th Terrace
Miami, FL 33137

Monday, April 3, 11am
Gato Bldg
1100 Simonton
Key West, FL 33040

Thursday., April 6, 6:30-8:00pm
Respectable Street
518 Clematis St
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Band to follow Lindsey Mills and the Lazy Lovers

Knight Arts Challenge Miami – offering a share of $2.5 million for local arts ideas – Submit Best Idea for Chance to Win Grant – Deadline April 28

Ife-Ile Afro-Cuban Dance Festival, Origami Everglades, Reading Queer Literary Festival, PageSlayers Summer Camp, N8tive Reel Cinema Festival are all winners of a 2016 Knight Arts Challenge, a grant awarded to any one with an idea that brings South Florida together through the arts.

A project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Knight Arts Challenge is accepting ideas through April 28. “The Knight Arts Challenge is an opportunity for everyone to pursue his or her artistic dreams,” said Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at Knight Foundation. “We want hear your big ideas that can help inspire, reflect, and engage your community.”

Applying takes 150 words to fill out the initial application, which will be available at through April 28, so be ready to distill your complex ideas down to their very essence, if you can.

There are only three rules for submissions:
1) The idea must be about the arts.
2) The project must take place in or benefit South Florida.
3) The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment.

Many previous Knight Arts Challenge winners have been small, grassroots efforts that reflect South Florida and its many cultures. They include the recently launched Nu Deco Ensemble, which aims to be a 21st century orchestra for Miami; MicroTheater Miami, which adapts an idea from Madrid by offering short plays in shipping containers; in addition to funding to engage the public in creating a major public art project in Opa-locka.

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