Community Q & A on the Knight Arts Challenge

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Miami is booming- with construction projects-  and with art. 
What is being created is diverse, challenging and fun. 
It is because of our artists and their work that Miami is evolving into a city that others are taking a closer look.
A large part of that growth is directly related to the amazing projects funded by a Knight Arts Challenge grant. 
Over the past 5 years the Knight Foundation has invested over 20 million dollars in this community-based contest, 
funding a wide variety of projects from all points of the county that make Miami, well, Miami.
Because of the KAC, we now have:
  • Sight and sound installations on the New World Symphony wall 
  • South Florida Composers Alliance sound installations in public spaces 
  • Dance lessons for special needs students 
  • Sculpture Garden at the Bass Museum 
  •  Everglades Artist-in-Residence 
  • Free concerts in our neighborhood parks 
  • Cultural Passport for Miami Dade County Public Schools students 
  • Weird Miami Bus tours 
  • Mentorship for African-American playwrights 
  • Living coral as an art form 
  • And so many more!
We have launched our 6th open competition for South Florida-based artists to submit their best idea to the KF for a chance to win a Knight Arts Challenge.
Together we can encourage everyone in our community- 
be it an individual artist, a non-profit organization- 
to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to secure a grant for their idea to see the light of day, and to make Miami an even better place to live.
All it takes is a good idea to be submitted to between Feb. 4 and March 4.