Knight Arts Challenge Awards $2.78 Million to Miami Arts Projects

Knight Arts Challenge Awards $2.78 Million to Miami Arts Projects

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced grants totaling $2.78 million to forty-four projects in South Florida through its Knight Arts Challenge.

Grants were awarded to arts organizations and individual artists in support of projects that use the arts to give voice to and bring together the diverse people and communities of the South Florida region. Recipients include the Alma Dance Theater, which was awarded $15,000 to use contemporary dance to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease and dementia and engage people afflicted by dementias; the CINTAS Foundation, which will receive $25,000 to provide fellowships to Cuban writers living in Cuba and in exile in Miami; and ProjectArt, which was awarded $150,000 to provide emerging artists with studio space in five libraries in exchange for their leading arts classes in low-income communities.

"Artists tell our stories, on our stages, in our galleries, and anywhere in our city that art lives and breathes," said Victoria Rogers, vice president for arts at the Knight Foundation. "The Knight Arts Challenge recognizes that you can find wonderful artistic experiences in unexpected places and provides the fuel to bring them to more people."

For a complete list of  recipients, see the Knight Foundation website.

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