Knight Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Communities, Arts)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._and_James_L._Knight_Foundation
Facebook username knightfdn
Websitehttps://knightfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants
Twitter usernameknightfdn
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://knightfoundation.org/about
Grant application process pagehttps://knightfoundation.org/apply/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/knight-foundation

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Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 269 75,000 409,448 0 16,028 25,000 40,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 200,000 600,000 30,000,000
Communities, Arts 268 75,000 410,916 0 18,000 25,000 40,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 200,000 600,000 30,000,000
Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalism 1 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 268 206 110,125,614.00
Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 1 16,028.00
Total 269 206 110,141,642.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total
Communities, Arts 268 206 110,125,614.00
Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalism 1 1 16,028.00
Classified total 269 206 110,141,642.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00
Total 269 206 110,141,642.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total
Foundation for Detroit's Future (filter this donor) 30,000,000.00
Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association (filter this donor) 10,150,000.00
Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami (filter this donor) 6,800,850.00
Nonprofit Finance Fund (filter this donor) 6,000,000.00
1stACT Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 5,450,000.00
New World Symphony (filter this donor) 5,300,000.00
Museum of Contemporary Art (filter this donor) 5,255,000.00
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art (filter this donor) 2,966,000.00
Akron Art Museum (filter this donor) 2,142,500.00
The Pew Charitable Trusts (filter this donor) 2,040,000.00
University of Miami (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,866,000.00
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (filter this donor) 1,500,000.00
North Carolina Dance Theatre (filter this donor) 1,500,000.00
Miami City Ballet (filter this donor) 1,350,000.00
United States Artists (filter this donor) 1,002,500.00
Miami Music Project (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00
ZERO1 - The Art and Technology Network (filter this donor) 975,000.00
Seraphic Fire (filter this donor) 934,750.00
Center City District Foundation (filter this donor) 850,000.00
Performing Arts Center Trust (filter this donor) 850,000.00
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne (filter this donor) 813,000.00
The Miami World Cinema Center (filter this donor) 750,000.00
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (filter this donor) 750,000.00
Marygrove College (filter this donor) 650,000.00
National Foundation For The Advancement In The Arts (filter this donor) 600,000.00
Miami Dade College Foundation (filter this donor) 551,210.00
The Free Library of Philadelphia (filter this donor) 525,000.00
Young at Art of Broward (filter this donor) 500,000.00
The Detroit Institute of Arts (filter this donor) 500,000.00
Fort Wayne Museum of Art (filter this donor) 500,000.00
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (filter this donor) 430,000.00
Levine Museum of the New South (filter this donor) 400,000.00
Living Arts Trust (filter this donor) 400,000.00
Cannonball Miami (filter this donor) 400,000.00
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (filter this donor) 290,700.00
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (filter this donor) 275,000.00
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (filter this donor) 273,700.00
Fairmount Park Art Association (filter this donor) 250,000.00
Detroit Renaissance Foundation (filter this donor) 250,000.00
Rutgers University Foundation (filter this donor) 250,000.00
Classical South Florida (filter this donor) 250,000.00
Musical Arts Association (filter this donor) 234,552.00
Bradenton Downtown Development Authority (filter this donor) 234,000.00
Grantmakers in the Arts (filter this donor) 225,000.00
Springboard for the Arts (filter this donor) 225,000.00
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (filter this donor) 210,000.00
Community Television Foundation of S. Florida Television Station WPBT (filter this donor) 200,000.00
Akron Area Arts Alliance (filter this donor) 200,000.00
Mann Center for the Performing Arts (filter this donor) 200,000.00
Greater Akron Musical Association (filter this donor) 200,000.00
Tuesday Musical Association (filter this donor) 200,000.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (filter this donor) 200,000.00
Miami Light Project (filter this donor) 200,000.00
TCC Group (filter this donor) 198,600.00
Locust Projects (filter this donor) 190,000.00
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (filter this donor) 187,052.00
Florida International University Foundation (filter this donor) 185,000.00
Bas Fisher Invitational (filter this donor) 150,000.00
City of Miami Beach (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Miami Downtown Development Authority (filter this donor) 150,000.00
The New Detroit Science Center (filter this donor) 150,000.00
ArtServe (filter this donor) 150,000.00
ArtCenter South Florida (filter this donor) 150,000.00
TheatreWorks (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Opera Philadelphia (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Pig Iron Theatre Company (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Sweat Records (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Kathleen Hudspeth (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Teatro Avante (filter this donor) 150,000.00
fifty over fifty (filter this donor) 150,000.00
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (filter this donor) 125,000.00
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society (filter this donor) 125,000.00
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society (filter this donor) 125,000.00
The Miami Foundation (filter this donor) 121,028.00
The Barnes Foundation (filter this donor) 120,000.00
BankAtlantic Foundation (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Friends of the Bass Museum (filter this donor) 100,000.00
MIT Media Lab (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Miami Childrens Museum (filter this donor) 100,000.00
TU Dance (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Fund for Philadelphia (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Detroit International Jazz Festival (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Community School of Music and Arts (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Gary Community School Corporation (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Community Hall Foundation (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Please Touch Museum (filter this donor) 100,000.00
LiveConnections.org (filter this donor) 100,000.00
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (filter this donor) 100,000.00
Smithsonian Institution (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 100,000.00
Cleveland International Film Festival (filter this donor) 100,000.00
City of Akron (filter this donor) 95,000.00
Kimmel Center (filter this donor) 91,000.00
New World School of the Arts (filter this donor) 90,000.00
WHYY (filter this donor) 90,000.00
Richard Florida Creativity Group (filter this donor) 85,000.00
Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center (filter this donor) 80,000.00
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (filter this donor) 80,000.00
McColl Center for Visual Art (filter this donor) 80,000.00
United Negro College Fund (filter this donor) 80,000.00
Sphinx Organization (filter this donor) 76,000.00
Philip Brooker (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Cinequest (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Philadelphia Theatre Company (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Penumbra Theatre Company (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Taller Puertorriqueño (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (filter this donor) 75,000.00
South Florida Composers Alliance (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Young Men's Christian Association of Fort Wayne (filter this donor) 75,000.00
Lexington Children's Theatre (filter this donor) 72,000.00
The Broward County Film Society (filter this donor) 70,000.00
Arts & Business Council of Miami (filter this donor) 70,000.00
Opera Carolina (filter this donor) 68,000.00
Artformz, LLC (filter this donor) 60,000.00
Tallahassee Film Festival (filter this donor) 60,000.00
National Jewish Theater Foundation (filter this donor) 60,000.00
League of American Orchestras (filter this donor) 60,000.00
Summit County Chapter - Ohio Music Teachers Association (filter this donor) 52,200.00
Americans for the Arts (filter this donor) 51,000.00
Nichole Canuso Dance Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Mighty Writers (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Light Factory (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Plowshares Theatre Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Kathleen Bonanno (filter this donor) 50,000.00
ArtSouth (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (filter this donor) 50,000.00
The Columbia City Ballet Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00
New Museum (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Palm Beach Poetry Festival (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays (filter this donor) 50,000.00
The District One Community Education Center (filter this donor) 50,000.00
Discovery Place (filter this donor) 50,000.00
The Arts Partnership (filter this donor) 45,000.00
Aperture Foundation (filter this donor) 45,000.00
Grand Forks Public School District (filter this donor) 45,000.00
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (filter this donor) 45,000.00
Opera San Jose (filter this donor) 45,000.00
Vox Populi (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Coral Morphologic (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Design and Architecture Senior High School (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Park Square Theatre Company (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Creative Capital Foundation (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Bound Together (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Naomi Fisher (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Mu Performing Arts (filter this donor) 40,000.00
Miami Lyric Opera (filter this donor) 40,000.00
WLRN (filter this donor) 40,000.00
BalletX (filter this donor) 38,000.00
Sixth Floor Trio (filter this donor) 36,000.00
Astral Artistic Services (filter this donor) 35,000.00
City of San Jose (filter this donor) 35,000.00
Theatre Macon (filter this donor) 30,000.00
Trustees of Davidson College (filter this donor) 30,000.00
[NAME] Publications (filter this donor) 30,000.00
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 30,000.00
Public Art Saint Paul (filter this donor) 30,000.00
Philadelphia Film Society (filter this donor) 30,000.00
Chris Chrebet (filter this donor) 30,000.00
Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 30,000.00
Arts Council of Manatee County (filter this donor) 26,000.00
Minnesota State Fair Foundation (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Long Beach Symphony Association (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (filter this donor) 25,000.00
William Stewart (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Upper East Side Garden (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Tiny Dynamite Productions (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Friends of Historic Properties and Museums (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Pennsylvania Ballet Association (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Public Interest (filter this donor) 25,000.00
Chez Bushwick (filter this donor) 24,000.00
Temple University School of Media and Communication (filter this donor) 20,000.00
New Kensington Community Development Corporation (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Manatee Chamber Foundation (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Actors' Summit (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Michael Bell (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Walker West Music Academy (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Darla Jackson (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Twenty Twenty Projects (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet (filter this donor) 20,000.00
Native American Cultural Center & Museum (filter this donor) 20,000.00
University of California, Berkeley (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 20,000.00
Gold Coast Jazz Society (filter this donor) 18,000.00
Tubman African American Museum (filter this donor) 16,000.00
Cleveland Modern Dance Association (filter this donor) 15,000.00
Michigan State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 15,000.00
One Voice Mixed Chorus (filter this donor) 12,000.00
Teatro del Pueblo (filter this donor) 12,000.00
The Girls Club Foundation (filter this donor) 10,000.00
University of Wynwood (filter this donor) 10,000.00
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (filter this donor) 10,000.00
Capitol Theatre (filter this donor) 10,000.00
Weathervane Community Playhouse (filter this donor) 10,000.00
GroundWorks DanceTheater (filter this donor) 10,000.00
Macon Arts Alliance (filter this donor) 10,000.00
Miami-Dade Public Library Foundation (filter this donor) 10,000.00
The Artblog (filter this donor) 7,000.00
Southwest Community Mental Health Services Group (filter this donor) 6,000.00
Total -- -- 110,141,642.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (269 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 269)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (Earmark: Hot Topics Discussion Series)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4846-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To educate audiences on trends that are influencing the direction of contemporary art in the United States with the Hot Topics Discussion Series, five interactive discussions with prominent guest speakers that focus on current issues in contemporary art To engage South Florida in new contemporary art ideas and national trends, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood will host a series of five interactive presentations featuring prominent guest speakers. The Hot Topics Discussions Series will focus on current issues influencing the direction of contemporary art in the United States. The project also will explore the role the arts play in community life and advance awareness of the center and its advocacy efforts.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Earmark: Chihuly at Fairchild)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3948-- Grant period: 12/01/2005 - 12/01/2006; goal: For Latticino Sponsorship of "Chihuly at Fairchild".
Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida (Earmark: Oscar Niemeyer Interactive Exhibit)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4863-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expose South Floridians to the mind of controversial modern architect Oscar Niemeyer with an interactive exhibit showcasing his creative process.
Classical South Florida (Earmark: Classical South Florida)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4398-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2010; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To ensure the continuation and progression of South Florida's only classical radio station by supplying challenge funds to motivate the financial support of listeners Under the leadership of Douglas C. Evans, vice president and general manager, Classical South Florida 89.7 Miami/Fort Lauderdale and 101.9 in the Palm Beaches began broadcasting in October 2007. It is the only nonprofit member-supported public radio station in South Florida dedicated to broadcasting classical music in the region. The station is dedicated to providing a vibrant – and uniquely regional – classical music service. Classical South Florida is proud to partner with local arts organizations to offer live broadcasts of the Cleveland Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and present nationally renowned classical programs including Performance Today, SymphonyCast, Pipedreams and Saint Paul Sunday.
Nonprofit Finance Fund (Earmark: Artplace)4,000,000.006--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5319-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2013; goal: To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S. In a shift from earlier approaches to economic development and the arts, ArtPlace neither treats the arts as an add-on nor expects development to follow on its own from stand-alone investments in cultural projects. Instead, ArtPlace supports projects in which cultural groups operate in concert with other community partners, private and public. By leveraging the arts and culture with all of a community’s other existing assets, ArtPlace aims to help communities achieve vibrant growth while doing more with less. ArtPlace sees its role as providing venture capital, seeding entrepreneurial projects that already enjoy strong local buy-in, connect to a community’s economic development strategy and have the potential to attract additional private and public support to the community.
Locust Projects (Earmark: Locust Arts Builders Exhibition)90,000.00116--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4866-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; goal: To offer a total of 45 young artists enrolled in local high schools the space, time, budget and institutional support to create a professional-level visual art exhibition in the Locust Arts Builders Exhibition (The LAB).
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3858-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2007; goal: To expand programs for teens.
South Florida Composers Alliance (Earmark: @Listening Gallery)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4870-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To represent established sound artists in the Listening Gallery, a 24-channel sound installation broadcasting sound art on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida To foster the appreciation and understanding of sound art, the South Florida Composers Alliance will create a publically accessible exhibition space at ArtCenter South Florida on Lincoln Road. The Listening Gallery, a 24-channel installation, will pipe sound art outside the ArtCenter to the seven million pedestrians who annually stroll Lincoln Road. The project will include curated exhibits and educational outreach programs, and will work in partnership with Art Basel, Sleepless Night and other cultural festivals. A new website will host a sound archive, list details about the exhibits and stream related audio files. The Listening Gallery aims to create opportunities for cultural exchange in the sound arts community worldwide.
Design and Architecture Senior High School (Earmark: Paradise in a Parking Lot)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4381-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To convert an unused parking lot into a public art space for high school students to showcase their talent Inspired by Joni Mitchell’s lyrics, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot,” students at Design and Architecture Senior High plan to turn a black-top expanse into a botanical refuge. Using the talents of architecture and environmental science students – and the expertise of local designers – the school will create a space much like an outdoor classroom. Ultimately, it will be conducive to discussion, research and botanical inspiration. By restoring an urban eyesore, the school will create a visual splendor where students and community members can have a multi-sensory experience.
Florida International University Foundation (Earmark: FIU Knight Creative Writing Fellowship)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4874-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create Knight Fellowships for graduate students pursuing master of fine arts degrees in Miami, enabling Florida International University to attract America's top young writers to South Florida About the project: To advance South Florida’s literary community, Florida International University will create a fellowship program in creative writing for graduate students in the fine arts. Eight Knight Fellows will receive an annual stipend for three years as they participate in a range of community activities, including teaching creative writing in Miami-Dade public schools, coordinating a reading series and representing FIU and South Florida at national writers conferences. The fellowship program aims to help attract America’s top young writers to South Florida and generate creativity within Miami’s arts community.
Cannonball Miami (Earmark: LegalArt Residency)400,000.0032--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4387-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 11/30/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To ensure longevity for the careers of local artists through a program that will provide permanent affordable work space, housing and legal counseling The Studio Initiative will provide 13 affordable live/work spaces for artists in Wynwood. The selection process for awarding them will be highly competitive, aiming to bring together promising artists who will collaborate in ways only a residential model can offer. A 14th studio will be reserved for visiting curators and scholars who will mentor the artists and critique their work. The building also will house LegalArt, which will continue to offer legal aid and provide its signature professional development series for artists on marketing, business development and other topics. The unique center will be a place where artists from all over South Florida will seek guidance, resources and a greater sense of community with their peers.
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Earmark: University of Pennsylvania)240,700.0045--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3909-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 05/31/2009; goal: To conduct an evaluation of the impact of the Community Partners in Arts Access initiative on cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden.
BalletX (Earmark: Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Work Program)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5057-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 12/31/2011; goal: To commission two new vibrant, stylish works by accomplished choreographers Tobin del Coure and Roger Jeffrey in collaboration with the Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Work Program which is coordinated by Damian Woetzel.
1stACT Silicon Valley (Earmark: 1st ACT Silicon Valley)3,515,000.007--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4216-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 11/30/2011; goal: To create a new sense of place in Silicon Valley by supporting an initiative that uses the lens of creativity to bring the future into focus and inspire physical and cultural improvements.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture: Charlotte)60,000.00145--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5085-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Digital Catalog for Art in Public Places)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4399-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase the awareness of an appreciation for Miami-Dade County's grand collection of art in public places by designing an easily accessible digital inventory Over the past 35 years, the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places program has installed more than 600 works of art around the county. This grant will create a Web site to catalogue the collection. Visitors to the Art in Public Places Web site will be able to take a virtual tour of the collection, create custom public art walking tours and explore the works by location, media or artist. Artists interested in participating in the program will be able to apply online and upload digital images of their work for jury presentation. Also, the software developed will help track the pieces and their condition and provide specialized instructions for care and artwork appraisals. The site will help the public appreciate its “county-wide museum of art.”.
Bas Fisher Invitational (Earmark: Bas Fisher Invitational)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4401-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To stimulate creativity in Miami's art scene by supporting an established gallery founded on providing young, unrepresented artists with free facilities and events to present their work to the community Founded four years ago, the Bas Fisher Invitational is an independent gallery offering artists unrestricted freedom. As the gallery’s reputation has grown, its programming has expanded to include collaborative shows with local artists. This grant will support the gallery’s operational costs and the creation of its website to attract a broader swath of artists and aficionados. The founders want the space to become a self-sufficient institution that will inspire and galvanize Miami’s creative consciousness.
Gary Community School Corporation (Earmark: West Side Theatre Guild)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3666-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2008; goal: For the West Side Theatre Guild's stage production of "Steel," in honor of the city of Gary's 100th anniversary.
Gold Coast Jazz Society (Earmark: First Friday Jazz Jams)18,000.00242--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4384-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch a free public, monthly live "jam" performance where students, regardless of skill level, can play alongside professionals in a fun-filled environment First Friday Jazz Jams will provide students of all ages and skill levels a chance to perform with veteran jazz musicians. A live rhythm section, comprised of professional jazz musicians, will be provided at Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe facility. Open to middle school students and up, this intergenerational event will provide a chance for the community to witness the development of young jazz talent. And young musicians will be able to hone their musical skills, network with others of all ages and have fun playing great music.
ArtCenter South Florida (Earmark: ArtCenter/South Florida)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4395-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To give low-income artists the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art computers by creating a need-based center for digital arts ArtCenter/South Florida will create an ADA-accessible Computer and New Media Center so that all artists have access to the digital technology now prevalent in art-making. This grant will support building, equipping and staffing the Media Center, to be located at the center’s Lincoln Road facility. Supervised “open labs” will be available for more advanced artists who wish to work independently. By providing access to software and digital tools, low-income artists and students will have a level playing field for career advancement.
ArtSouth (Earmark: From Rubble to Resurrection)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4851-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To equip Haitian youths with the historical background and studio skills needed to regenerate the art of Haiti under the guidance of Haitian-American and Caribbean artists To recapture and promote Haiti’s cultural traditions, ArtSouth will create a youth training program in Homestead led by experts on Haitian art. Some 250 youths recruited from South Florida-based Haitian-American organizations will participate in after-school art classes and workshops on Haiti’s historic arts traditions. Haitian-American and Caribbean artists will guide the students as they learn about Haiti’s artistic heritage and use two- and three-dimensional media, techniques and tools to create their own art.
New World School of the Arts (Earmark: ARTSEEN)90,000.00116--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4396-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To allow student artists to exhibit their work by creating a multipurpose exposition space with a focus on education and community outreach and participation ARTSEEN will be a center in Wynwood with studios for New World School of the Arts seniors and spaces for workshops, exhibitions and lectures. There, New World students will be able to create their work for their senior projects while interacting with other artists. ARTSEEN also will also house a gallery space for monthly exhibitions. Open to the public, ARTSEEN will foster a dialogue between New World and the community at large and provide a focal point for Wynwood and a destination for South Florida.
Seraphic Fire (Earmark: Seraphic Fire Chamber Orchestra)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4201-- Grant period: 09/01/2007 - 09/30/2009; goal: To broaden Miami's cultural offerings by presenting four concerts by the newly formed Seraphic Fire Chamber Orchestra.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Legacy Tour)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5052-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To host the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC)'s Legacy Tour as the fifth dance performance in the 2010-11 John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season.
Summit County Chapter - Ohio Music Teachers Association (Earmark: Summit County Chapter - Ohio Music Teachers Association)52,200.00152--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4070-- Grant period: 09/01/2007 - 09/30/2008; goal: To support the replacement of the Steinway grand piano donated to the Akron-Summit County Main Library in 1969 by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Knight.
Aperture Foundation (Earmark: Merce Cunningham: Sixty-Five Years)45,000.00178--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5121-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To make new multimedia materials and information widely accessible to online audiences with the e-book release of "Merce Cunningham: Sixty-Five Years".
Rutgers University Foundation (Earmark: Rutgers University Foundation)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3926-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2008; goal: For enhancement of community engagement programming through the creation of a new Camden-based play that will be researched and performed with community participation.
Light Factory (Earmark: Light Factory Lecture Series)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5082-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To provide a lecture series with notable internationally renowned artists and thereby offer the Charlotte region an in-depth look at the creative process and the power of moving and still images.
Coral Morphologic (Earmark: Urban Reef: Coral Morphologic)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5060-- Grant period: 11/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support Urban Reef - A series of Fluorescent Coral Video Projections across the City of Miami during Art Basel 2010.
The Broward County Film Society (Earmark: The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival)70,000.00138--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4556-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate cultures from around the world through a free film and community discussion series The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will celebrate global cultures and foster dialogue in South Florida through a free film and community discussion series called Around the World in 80 Nights. Local groups whose country or ethnicity is represented on screen will introduce the film, facilitate a Q & A period and, whenever possible, enlighten the audience about their local community and customs.
[NAME] Publications (Earmark: [NAME] Publications)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4359-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2010; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase exposure for local art and artists by developing a nonprofit publishing house for Miami-based art books Gean Moreno will create the first nonprofit publishing house for South Florida-based art books. A writer and curator, Moreno’s organization will produce and distribute its own collection of titles and work with local institutions to produce high quality catalogues and thematic volumes. The publications will archive South Florida’s cultural happenings, leaving a legacy for future generations. Also, the work of local artists will be exposed to a larger audience.
GroundWorks DanceTheater (Earmark: Innovative Dance for Akron)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5171-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support acclaimed choreographers Ronen Koresh, Doug Elkins and Kate Weare who will bring internationally and nationally recognized cutting edge dance innovation to audiences in Akron.
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (Earmark: Artists Corps)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5030-- Grant period: 11/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support research and development for Artists Corps, a project of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) that will place teaching artists in schools and communities across the country in a federal workforce/service program.
United Negro College Fund (Earmark: United Negro College Fund)80,000.00120--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4557-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand knowledge of a culturally significant musical instrument by supporting the Florida Memorial University Steel Band program through scholarships This grant will expand the public’s knowledge of a culturally significant musical instrument by supporting the Florida Memorial University Steel Band program through scholarships. The funds will cover a portion of tuition plus expenses involved with touring and an annual youth festival. The students will travel to the Steel Band Festival at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and take part in Florida Memorial University’s annual Youth Steel Festival, now in its 10th year. The grant will help students gain experience in arranging, band management and production.
Minnesota State Fair Foundation (Earmark: Giant Sing Along)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5172-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: For a participatory public art experience called the Giant Sing Along at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Earmark: Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired)125,000.0077--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4558-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase opportunities for blind and sighted artists by expanding the center's unique music inclusion program This grant will expand the center’s unique music inclusion program, which helps the blind develop marketable job skills while fostering talent. Participants will write and perform songs while mastering full production skills under the tutelage of skilled professionals. This program is a national model for inclusion and workforce development, with several former participants now employed in the mainstream music industry.
North Carolina Dance Theatre (Earmark: North Carolina Dance Theater)1,500,000.0013--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4494-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 11/30/2011; goal: To strengthen the north end of Charlotte's uptown cultural mall with a permanent home, including classrooms and rehearsal studios, for the North Carolina Dance Theatre.
Locust Projects (Earmark: Locust Projects: Out of the Box)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4559-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote experimental art by commissioning site-specific, public projects to be exhibited on billboards “Locust Projects: Out of the Box” is a new initiative that will increase exposure to contemporary art by commissioning site-specific, public artworks. Created by a different artist each year, the work will be exhibited on a high profile billboard in Miami-Dade. The experimental project aims to challenge the billboard as a tool for commercial advertising while giving artists an opportunity to reconsider their own artistic practice.
Greater Akron Musical Association (Earmark: Multi-media 60th Anniversary Concert)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5286-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the direct artistic costs of presenting a multi-media concert combining music and photography in celebration of the Akron Symphony Orchestra's 60th Anniversary.
New Museum (Earmark: The Last Newspaper)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5012-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support the presentation of "The Last Newspaper," a major group exhibition featuring approximately 30 artists and 10 organizations dedicated to animating the constant daily flow of information as a physical experience.
The Girls Club Foundation (Earmark: Girl's Club)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4560-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To nurture the career of a South Florida artist by supporting an exhibit at an alternative gallery space dedicated to contemporary female artists This grant will nurture the career of Miami artist Frances Trombly by supporting an exhibit at Girls’ Club, an alternative gallery space dedicated to contemporary female artists. Girls’ Club will commission Trombly to create an exhibit of hand-woven canvasses entitled “Paintings.” An accompanying limited edition artist’s book will be produced with hand-woven pages and a text commissioned by a recognized arts writer. The exhibit will provide Trombly the opportunity to realize an ambitious project, while increasing Girls’ Club’s stature and the awareness of cultural offerings in Fort Lauderdale.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Art digitization project)35,000.00198--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5291-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To fully realize Phase Two of the Akron Art Museum's collection digitization project, including the development of new content for engagement.
Walker West Music Academy (Earmark: Young Artist Professional Training)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5295-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 09/30/2013; goal: To support the Young Artist Professional Training Program to provide students the opportunity to expand their professional and artistic skills and enable them to better navigate the professional music business.
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan (Earmark: Making the Case: Cultural Census Project)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4916-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To build awareness of the significant contributions that arts and culture organizations make to the social capital of the region with a long-term, comprehensive Cultural Census project called "Making the Case".
Artformz, LLC (Earmark: Giants in the City)60,000.00145--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4371-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote Miami's international art scene by bringing together 10 celebrated artists to create a first-of-its-kind, outdoor exhibit of giant, inflatable sculptures Giants in the City will place ten large, inflatable sculptures in Bayfront Park. The sculptures will be created and designed by ten celebrated artists, including Jose Bedia, Michelle Weinberg, Gustavo Acosta and Alette Simmons-Jimenez. Expected to attract international spectators, local art enthusiasts and people who don’t typically visit art exhibits, the project strives to be an annual event that creates a visual experience while building a sense of community.
Native American Cultural Center & Museum (Earmark: Native American Cultural Center & Museum)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3914-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2007; goal: To support the Education, Arts & Culture Project that will provide opportunities for Native American youth in Brown County to come together for cultural education, activities, and ceremonies.
1stACT Silicon Valley (Earmark: 1st ACT Silicon Valley)125,000.0077--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4185-- Grant period: 08/01/2007 - 07/31/2008; goal: To help launch a new vision for Silicon Valley by supporting development of a focused plan aimed at making downtown San Jose a more viable, fun and pedestrian-friendly place.
Teatro del Pueblo (Earmark: Latino-Asian Fusion Series)12,000.00249--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5300-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To foster cross-cultural exchange and dialogue among Twin Cities Latino and Asian communities, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater will collaborate on a series of new works titled "Latino-Asian Fusion Series".
National Jewish Theater Foundation (Earmark: Holocaust Theater Archive)60,000.00145--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5312-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To research, catalog and produce theater-related activity for the first research- and production-oriented Holocaust-related theater archive and digital website.
Sweat Records (Earmark: Sweat Records)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4565-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen a local resource by expanding community programming and creating an online site exclusively for buying local music and art This grant will help Sweat Records, a store and community resource that offers live performances, film screenings and an art gallery, strengthen and expand its cultural offerings. Sweat Records will hold additional workshops on a variety of cultural and educational topics. In addition, Sweat Records will develop an e-commerce site showcasing music and other goods made in South Florida.
One Voice Mixed Chorus (Earmark: OUT in Our Schools)12,000.00249--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5315-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To expand the "OUT in Our Schools" program to include two additional school outreach performances.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4566-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To facilitate the exchange of ideas and goods by creating an online cultural classifieds service where artists post openings and workshops and goods for sale or donation This grant will increase opportunities for blind and sighted artists by expanding the center’s unique music inclusion program, which helps develop marketable job skills while fostering talent. Participants will write and perform songs while mastering full production skills under the tutelage of skilled professionals. This program is a national model for inclusion and workforce development, with several former participants now employed in the mainstream music industry.
Opera Carolina (Earmark: Madama Butterfly Outreach)68,000.00141--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5211-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To cultivate a new audience for opera through a free-ticket giveaway for a performance of Madama Butterfly.
TU Dance (Earmark: TU Dance Center)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4942-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To develop and launch programming for the TU Dance Center including dance classes and a summer intensive, making the center a hub of community and professional activity for local and regional dance.
Trustees of Davidson College (Earmark: Concierto: WDAV)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5581-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To support a comprehensive marketing initiative for WDAV's Concierto program that will significantly increase audience, carriage and visibility in 2012-13.
Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet (Earmark: Reach Out and Dance)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5278-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: For the expansion of the Reach Out and Dance (ROAD) program in the Akron Public Schools.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society (Earmark: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Digitization Project)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4944-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To create an extensive digital database of concerts on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) website and thereby greatly increase free online access to locally-produced classical music.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Power2Give.org tool for nonprofit arts)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5281-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To assure the successful launch of power2give.org, an innovative fundraising site that will allow cultural organizations in Charlotte and Miami to post projects online and market them to potential donors.
City of Akron (Earmark: Akron Summer Arts Experience)65,000.00143--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5282-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support robust programming through the Akron Summer Arts Experience including: Lock 3 summer concerts, festivals, and community events; Lock 4 free concerts; Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival; Sunday Symphonies; and Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience.
BankAtlantic Foundation (Earmark: BankAtlantic Foundation)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4553-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase exposure to the arts by expanding a program that partners arts nonprofits with local elementary schools BankAtlantic will expose more students to the arts by expanding a program that partners arts nonprofits with schools. To do that, BankAtlantic managers from more than 30 locations across South Florida will team up with a local non-organizations and an elementary school. Together, they will organize field trips or in-class presentations by visual and performing artists.
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (Earmark: Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5296-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support the development of a strategic alliance with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) by providing funds to develop infrastructure and support the administrative integration of both organizations.
Creative Capital Foundation (Earmark: Spanish-language Professional Development)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5318-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the presentation of two Spanish-language Professional Development Program workshops for artists in 2011 and 2012 - one in Miami, FL and one in San Jose, CA, two communities with large Spanish-speaking populations.
Mu Performing Arts (Earmark: Mu Daiko Concert)15,000.00244--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5321-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To produce Mu Daiko's 15th anniversary concert and Minnesota tour celebrating the influence of women in Japanese ensemble drumming.
fifty over fifty (Earmark: Fifty Over Fifty: New Work Award)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4706-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2011; goal: To continue the New Works Award, for the next two years, that showcases new work of high artistic merit in the visual or performing arts.
Penumbra Theatre Company (Earmark: Signature Series)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5325-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the development and marketing of the Signature Series, a new initiative to offer artistically excellent and award-winning African-American plays to theaters around the country.
Detroit International Jazz Festival (Earmark: Detroit International Jazz Festival)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4929-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To develop an umbrella organization for jazz in southeast Michigan through support of Jazz Planet, an audience development and outreach project.
Springboard for the Arts (Earmark: Springboard for the Arts Incubator Program)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4940-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To attract artists to St. Paul with the expansion of the Arts Incubator Program, providing arts groups with resources and support to help them engage their communities and supporters.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society (Earmark: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society)125,000.0077--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5244-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To sponsor an expanded KnightSounds season, including the commissioning of a synchronized digital animation video to accompany one concert performance.
Tubman African American Museum (Earmark: Tubman African American Museum)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4964-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: For a pilot project to digitally photograph 100 of the most important works in the Tubman's collection, create narrative documentation for each item, and make all readily available through the website.
Cleveland Modern Dance Association (Earmark: MOMIX)15,000.00244--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5279-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To provide lead sponsorship for the 2011 performance and multiple outreach programs for the MOMIX (dance) project.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Earmark: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens)80,000.00120--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4555-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To highlight Vizcaya's historic and artistic importance by commissioning site-specific contemporary artworks inspired by this National Historic Landmark This grant will highlight Vizcaya’s historic and artistic importance by commissioning site-specific contemporary artworks inspired by this National Historic Landmark. The works will be on display for a minimum of two to three months. Vizcaya also will host companion educational programs for the public. The program aims to encourage new perspectives on Vizcaya’s history,spaces and collections while enhancing its role as a place for innovative artistic production.
Community Hall Foundation (Earmark: Akron Civic Theatre)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5285-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To help engage diverse audiences in the Akron Civic Theatre's 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons with intergenerational, multi-cultural and community based programming.
Miami City Ballet (Earmark: Miami City Ballet)900,000.0019--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4561-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase the ballet - and the region's cultural significance - by providing orchestral accompaniment during the 2011-13 repertory seasons In a rare artistic collaboration between a major orchestra and a major ballet company, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami City Ballet will perform together on Jan. 29, 2009 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will play works by Stravinsky and Bizet, while the ballet dances to the compositions with choreography by Balanchine. The project will allow the organizations to assess the demand and financial support for future artistic joint ventures that could include commissioning new works.
TU Dance (Earmark: TU Dance Center)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5294-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To advance the TU Dance Center in St. Paul as a hub for local dance activity and a valued community resource, including service to underrepresented local populations.
Weathervane Community Playhouse (Earmark: Artistic Enrichment Outreach)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5309-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To provide theater and artistic enrichment programs to Akron schools with limited field trip budgets, specifically targeting Title I schools.
Public Interest (Earmark: Speaking of Home)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5310-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: For the creation Speaking of Home (SOH), a public art project focused on illuminating the lives of Minnesota's diverse communities while transforming the St. Paul skyway system.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Earmark: Large-Scale Outdoor Sculpture)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4572-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expose new audiences to contemporary art by exhibiting large-scale outdoor sculpture on Fairchild's grounds The Coral Gables garden will expose new audiences to contemporary art by exhibiting large-scale outdoor sculpture among its expansive trees and foliage. Guests will have the opportunity to take in the beauty of the garden and learn about fruit and vegetable gardens, tropical plants, native species and conservation while enjoying the artists’ works.
Springboard for the Arts (Earmark: Arts Incubator Program)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5297-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support a sustainability initiative for the Arts Incubator Program, providing fiscal sponsorship, pro bono legal services, fundraising support and organizational development assistance to artist-led non-profit projects.
Grand Forks Public School District (Earmark: Grand Forks Public School District)45,000.00178--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3852-- Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2008; goal: To establish a children's international choral music festival, "Voices of the World" featuring song and dance instructors from different countries and cultures throughout the world.
Teatro Avante (Earmark: International Hispanic Theatre Festival)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4569-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support and enhance an award-winning Hispanic theater festival by adding a comprehensive Latin American theater conference Teatro Avante will elevate the importance of Hispanic theater in Miami by expanding its 25th annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival in 2010. The educational component, co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College and Mexico’s Rodolfo Usigli Theatre Research Center, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami, will include a conference on Latin American theatre, post-performance forums, visual art and other exhibits.
Public Art Saint Paul (Earmark: The Language of Urbanism: A Six-Mile Photographic Inquiry)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4939-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To reflect and engage residents along University Avenue with the production of Wing Young Huie's University Avenue Project-The Language of Urbanism: A Six-Mile Photographic Inquiry.
Kathleen Hudspeth (Earmark: Kathleen Hudspeth)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4571-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote traditional print media and artists' books by creating a communal print shop serving the arts community Turn-Based Press will promote a culture of printmaking by creating a communal print shop serving the arts community. The organization will offer expertise in addition to tools and materials to artists for the production and investigation of print and book arts. Equipment may include an etching press, letterpress, screen-printing equipment and bookbinding related items.
Mu Performing Arts (Earmark: Theater Mu)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4953-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To produce WTF, a contemporary play by Katie Ka Van exploring the second-generation Hmong-American experience.
Actors' Summit (Earmark: Actors' Summit)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5277-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To entice new audiences to the Actors' Summit, through a community engagement program targeting youth and their parents.
Cleveland International Film Festival (Earmark: Knight Night in Akron)70,000.00138--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5280-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support "Knight Night in Akron" and Akron Preview Event for the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival (2011) and 36th Cleveland International Film Festival (2012).
Michigan State University (Earmark: Michigan State University: Wharton Center)15,000.00244--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4154-- Grant period: 06/01/2007 - 06/01/2008; goal: To provide underwriting support for the Wharton Center's 25th anniversary celebration on October 14, 2007.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Earmark: Minnesota Cultural Data Project)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5292-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support the Minnesota Cultural Data Project (CDP), a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen the nonprofit arts and cultural sector by collecting and disseminating comprehensive, high-quality data to support fact-based decision making.
Center City District Foundation (Earmark: Dilworth Plaza Redevelopment)850,000.0020--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4408-- Grant period: 07/01/2008 - 07/31/2009; goal: To create a signature public space for Philadelphia by advancing the redevelopment of Dilworth Plaza The Center City District works to strengthen the competitiveness of Center City Philadelphia as a place to live, work and visit. This grant will help the economic development agency transform Dilworth Plaza, the city’s unwelcoming and underutilized public square adjacent to City Hall. Funds will help develop construction and engineering plans and tally the cost of transforming Dilworth Plaza into a central gathering place. The plans will be based on designs that emerged from a Knight-funded 2006 session, where architects, with public input, imagined a verdant plaza with space for outdoor cafes and cultural events.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society (Earmark: Alliance with GTC Youth Symphonies)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5299-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support the development of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) strategic alliance.
Sphinx Organization (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture for Detroit)36,000.00195--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5304-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To implement Year 2 of Knight Foundation's Random Acts of Culture initiative, a highly successful program central to the strategy of audience engagement.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4925-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2012; goal: To feature artists who show exceptional promise in the field and who are interested in democratic and collaborative practices in their art-making through the emerging artist exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association (Earmark: Executive search)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4676-- Grant period: 10/31/2009 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support Miami Art Museum's executive search for a chief curator, a search necessary in ensuring the overall vitality of the institution.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (Earmark: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall)73,700.00136--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4659-- Grant period: 10/31/2009 - 10/30/2010; goal: For the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performance at Independent Sector Conference, November 4, 2009.
Plowshares Theatre Company (Earmark: Plowshares Theatre Company)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4957-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2012; goal: To support Plowshares Theatre Company in carrying out its artistic mission of developing new works in African-American theater for a culturally and socially diverse audience.
Capitol Theatre (Earmark: Big Night Fund)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4970-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To create the Big Night Fund, which will provide reduced facility rental fees for area non-profit organizations.
Macon Arts Alliance (Earmark: Macon Arts Alliance : Fired Works)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4973-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To support enhanced marketing of the Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibit and Sale, the primary fundraiser for the Macon Arts Alliance.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (Earmark: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3819-- Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2007; goal: To attract and retain diverse, new audience members to performances and education programs.
Park Square Theatre Company (Earmark: Park Square Theatre Company)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4941-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To expand programming to teen audiences through use of a new 142-seat thrust stage.
United States Artists (Earmark: United States Artists, Inc.)1,000,000.0016--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4643-- Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 10/31/2014; goal: To invest in 18 of America's finest artists working in the 26 Knight communities and illuminate the value of artists to society.
Miami Dade College Foundation (Earmark: Miami International Film Festival)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5272-- Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 07/31/2013; goal: To attract the world's best filmmakers to Miami annually to share their new works with Miami audiences and fellow filmmakers through the Miami International Film Festival Grand Jury Competitions The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors the grand jury prizes for the festival, which is produced and presented by Miami Dade College. "These prizes help place the festival – and Miami's growing film scene – on the world stage," said Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts and Miami program director for Knight Foundation, which has supported the festival since 2006. "For South Floridians, the arts are also one way to bring our diverse community together. Films spark dialogue, transport us and move us, creating the common cultural experiences that make great cities." "The Knight Foundation awards continue to be the bedrock of our ability to attract high-quality North American and U.S. premieres to Miami," said festival executive director Jaie Laplante. "We are fortunate to have the continued support of the foundation, and an invitation to the three Knight Foundation competitions continues to be highly-sought among international and domestic filmmakers." The three categories are: Knight Grand Jury World Competition ($20,000): given to U.S. films premiering at the festival and created by […].
Penumbra Theatre Company (Earmark: OKRA: Penumbra Theatre Company)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4943-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To support Penumbra Theatre's New Play Development Program called OKRA.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art (Earmark: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art)2,930,000.008--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4946-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2013; goal: To complete construction of the final of the five new buildings and two historic buildings that make up the new Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art campus in Biloxi and to produce a related documentary.
The Free Library of Philadelphia (Earmark: The Free Library of Philadelphia)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4141-- Grant period: 04/01/2007 - 04/01/2008; goal: To highlight new possibilities that the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has to offer the region, both culturally and economically, by supporting the first annual Philadelphia Book Festival.
Tubman African American Museum (Earmark: Poetic Peace: Tubman African American Museum)6,000.00266--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4965-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To increase awareness of spoken word art by making the Poetic Peace programming available to a wider audience and inviting increased participation through nominal awards.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs)125,000.0077--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4111-- Grant period: 04/01/2007 - 06/30/2008; goal: To encourage diverse, young audiences in Miami to attend arts and cultural events by learning how to reach them with messages about performances and discounted tickets.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Earmark: Art Education Center)500,000.0029--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4243-- Grant period: 06/01/2008 - 07/31/2011; goal: To help catalyze growth of the downtown cultural district by supporting a capital campaign to expand and improve the museum facility, create a new education center, and strengthen the museum's collections and library The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, which exhibits and collects works of American artists, serves an audience of more than 90,000 annually. This grant will help improve the museum’s facilities and programs, in order to create a new cultural hub for the downtown area currently undergoing a renaissance. Through the capital campaign, the museum plans to add 10,000 square feet of gallery space, a café, museum shop and WiFi-enabled lounge that will create a new downtown destination. A new Art Education Center and public art library, centered on K-12 learning, will more than double the number of local students participating in programs. The museum will also fill gaps in its permanent collection of American art, strengthening its identity as a premier regional American art museum.
Marygrove College (Earmark: Marygrove College)650,000.0026--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3729-- Grant period: 09/20/2005 - 09/20/2008; goal: To establish an Institute for Arts-Infused Education and to expand the Onstage arts outreach programs.
Springboard for the Arts (Earmark: Springboard for the Arts)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5268-- Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2013; goal: To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements.
Tallahassee Film Festival (Earmark: Tallahassee Film Festival, Inc.)60,000.00145--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4326-- Grant period: 06/01/2008 - 07/31/2010; goal: For start-up funding for the first two years of the Tallahassee Film Festival - one of several projects coming out of the Knight Creative Communities Initiative in Tallahassee.
1stACT Silicon Valley (Earmark: SoFA)1,810,000.0011--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5170-- Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 07/31/2014; goal: To create a sustainable transformation of San Jose's urban core into a vibrant cultural and social hub for the region.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4920-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2011; goal: To present a major exhibition of Miami-based Bruce Weber's photographs of Miami's Haitian community.
Chez Bushwick (Earmark: Chez Bushwick)12,000.00249--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4641-- Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2011; goal: To produce the one-week Miami residency of REPLICA, a multidisciplinary performance work for stage, gallery and alternative exhibition space that manipulates concepts of space and representation.
Chez Bushwick (Earmark: Chez Bushwick)12,000.00249--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4958-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2011; goal: For additional production support of the one-week Miami residency of REPLICA, a multidisciplinary performance work for stage, gallery and alternative exhibition space that manipulates concepts of space and representation.
WHYY (Earmark: WHYY)90,000.00116--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4337-- Grant period: 04/01/2008 - 04/30/2009; goal: To cultivate a robust engine for high-quality, 24/7 local information by facilitating the launch of WHYY's web news service.
Pennsylvania Ballet Association (Earmark: Pennsylvania Ballet Association)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4678-- Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2010; goal: To support the world premier of a Matthew Neenan ballet on October 21, 2009 by matching a challenge grant from the Jerome Robbins' New Essential Works Program.
Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami (Earmark: Knight Concert Hall: Miami Performing Arts Center)------Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4104-- Grant period: 03/01/2007 - 03/01/2008; goal: To tell the story of the Knight brothers, their connection to Miami, and why their name is borne by the Knight Concert Hall, through commissioning a bronze bas relief plaque that will be placed at the hall.
Arts & Business Council of Miami (Earmark: Arts & Business Council of Miami)70,000.00138--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4918-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2011; goal: To create a new online platform for generating greater citizen awareness of South Florida's arts and cultural events.
Grantmakers in the Arts (Earmark: Grantmakers in the Arts)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4904-- Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013; goal: To educate and inspire the field of arts philanthropy through an Information and Communication Initiative, which will provide valuable communication tools for funders and arts nonprofits.
University of Wynwood (Earmark: Poem Depot Project)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4632-- Grant period: 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2011; goal: To support the University of Wynwood in its mission to improve literary life in Miami by funding a lecture series, a forum for intellectual discussion, advisory services to high school writing programs and the Poem Depot Project.
Sphinx Organization (Earmark: Virtuosi Tour to Miami, Charlotte, Macon)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5173-- Grant period: 06/01/2011 - 05/31/2012; goal: To engage local diverse and underserved audiences and to showcase talented young musicians of color with performances by the Sphinx Virtuosi in Miami, Charlotte and Macon.
Musical Arts Association (Earmark: Musical Arts Association: Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency)130,000.0076--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4624-- Grant period: 08/01/2009 - 08/31/2012; goal: To provide office space in Miami for the Cleveland Orchestra from 2009 up to 2012.
Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley (Earmark: The Creative Community Index II)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3774-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2008; goal: To publish "The Creative Community Index II," a study analyzing the cultural vitality of the Silicon Valley.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Earmark: Ben Franklin Parkway Development)1,250,000.0015--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4336-- Grant period: 03/10/2008 - 04/30/2011; goal: To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments The Ben Franklin Parkway, extending from JFK Plaza to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was designed in 1907 as a dense cultural boulevard in the style of great European thoroughfares. But after the Depression and post-war suburbanization settled in, the Parkway took on the feel of an intra-city highway. This grant will help return the Parkway to its original intention by redeveloping fallow public spaces and reengineering traffic patterns to create a more walkable destination. The effort, which comes as major cultural institutions along the Parkway have embarked on expansion plans, is part of a unique partnership between Knight Foundation, two other foundations and local government.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs)12,052.00248--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4354-- Grant period: 03/01/2008 - 02/28/2009; goal: To support the "Celebrate Culture" community lunch on February 6, 2008.
Lexington Children's Theatre (Earmark: Lexington Children's Theatre)72,000.00137--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3739-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2008; goal: For a marketing and audience development initiative focusing on the growth and long-term viability of the Lexington Children's Theatre.
Bound Together (Earmark: Bound Together)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3750-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2007; goal: To offer year-round enrichment activities, including art and movement appreciation, and expansion of the African Drum and Dance program.
Miami Dade College Foundation (Earmark: New World School of the Arts)120,000.0082--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5240-- Grant period: 05/15/2011 - 05/31/2014; goal: To enrich the education of New World School of the Arts B.F.A. students with an international travel program that will expose them to national and international art scenes.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: DASH Design Competition)95,000.00114--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5253-- Grant period: 05/15/2011 - 05/31/2012; goal: To benefit D.A.S.H. design students with a) scholarships for seniors participating in an annual design competition and b) room and board for sophomores and juniors participating in a summer pre-college education program in New York City.
Community Television Foundation of S. Florida Television Station WPBT (Earmark: uVu)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4060-- Grant period: 12/01/2006 - 12/01/2007; goal: To build, develop and maintain uVu, a video sharing website and companion digital broadcast services on WPBT/Channel 2 featuring user generated content throughout South Florida to provide communications access to grassroots community groups.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Miami Foundation)16,028.00243--Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5657-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: For support of the fiscal agency program.
ArtServe (Earmark: ArtServe: Arts Calendar)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4224-- Grant period: 12/15/2007 - 12/31/2008; goal: To increase audience participation in South Florida's cultural events by launching an online calendar tool using the tested Artsopolis platform.
Americans for the Arts (Earmark: American for the Arts: NAMP Conference)51,000.00153--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4245-- Grant period: 12/14/2007 - 12/14/2008; goal: To increase audience participation in Miami's cultural scene by offering 100 scholarships to the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Knight Masterworks Season)600,000.0027--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4897-- Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 04/30/2014; goal: To extend the John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season over the next three years and to elevate the level of programming.
Sixth Floor Trio (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture)36,000.00195--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5141-- Grant period: 05/01/2011 - 04/30/2012; goal: To partner Sixth Floor Trio with Knight Foundation on a Random Acts of Culture Tour of America and the 'Music of the People' video project, featuring Sixth Floor Trio performances in four Knight communities.
The Artblog (Earmark: theartblog.org)7,000.00264--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5070-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To translate artblog's 'Maps&Listings,' a curated listing of Philadelphia art shows and events, into a mobile phone application for audiences on the go.
MIT Media Lab (Earmark: MIT Museum Loan Network (MLN))100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3682-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: For transition funding for the Museum Loan Network (MLN), to stabilize the future of the MLN directory and other museum collaboration programs.
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (Earmark: Tune Up Philly)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5088-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand Tune Up Philly, an intensive after-school music program that offers young students daily music instruction with the region's most talented teaching artists.
New World Symphony (Earmark: Knight New Media Endowment)5,000,000.004--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4282-- Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 03/31/2012; goal: To enable a unique orchestral academy to solidify its role as cultural icon by creation of a Knight New Media Endowment that will help the organization capitalize on technology and explore new performance formats.
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley (Earmark: Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3696-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: For 45 ballet school scholarships for underserved students.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Earmark: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4776-- Grant period: 06/14/2010 - 10/31/2012; goal: To provide best practices in professional development and assist in building short-term solvency and long-term institutional capacity for local arts organizations in Miami and Detroit.
Pig Iron Theatre Company (Earmark: Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5117-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To open the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a two-year professional training program for actors and directors scheduled to open in fall 2011.
The District One Community Education Center (Earmark: Dance Africa Philadelphia)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5118-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring Dance Africa to Philadelphia, presenting African dance while building community among people of African descent and members of all ethnicities.
New World Symphony (Earmark: New World Symphony)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3758-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2008; goal: For the Internet2 Distance Learning Program, a cutting-edge arts education initiative that promotes cross-community interaction among current and future symphony orchestra leaders.
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (Earmark: Philly Theatre Casting Couch)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5062-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To feature the Philly Theatre Casting Couch as the core component of an ongoing audience engagement initiative intended to increase recognition of Greater Philadelphia as a world-class theater city.
Arts Council of Manatee County (Earmark: Arts Council of Manatee County)26,000.00213--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3778-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: To hire part-time office staff to support operations and volunteer services.
Darla Jackson (Earmark: Philadelphia Sculpture Gym)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5098-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To facilitate the safe creation and public exhibition of the artwork of Philadelphia's sculptors by starting a 'sculpture gym,' where artists can access heavy-duty tools and storage space and get one-on-one help with projects.
ZERO1 - The Art and Technology Network (Earmark: Zero1 - The Art and Technology Network)975,000.0018--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4582-- Grant period: 06/01/2009 - 08/31/2012; goal: To build an internationally recognized cultural identity and sense of place for the Silicon Valley by strengthening ZERO1's organizational capacity and making its biennial international digital arts festival a signature cultural event.
Kimmel Center (Earmark: Kimmel Center)91,000.00115--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3787-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: For the pilot initiative, Arts for Schools Partner Program, a new outreach arts initiative for students from underprivileged schools.
Foundation for Detroit's Future (Earmark: Support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment)30,000,000.001--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6539-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 03/02/2093; goal: As part of a group of funders, support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment developed by the Emergency Manager, to allow Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy a financially sustainable community that can better engage and serve its citizens. At the same time, securing the assets of the Detroit Inst. of Arts as a resource for the City and the region.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Akron Art Museum)107,500.0085--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4858-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2012; goal: To help digitize the Akron Art Museum's collection.
The Free Library of Philadelphia (Earmark: The Free Library of Philadelphia)450,000.0031--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4267-- Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2009; goal: To highlight the new cultural and economic vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by catalyzing the growth of the Philadelphia Book Festival.
Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association (Earmark: Knight School Education Series Endowment)10,000,000.002--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4281-- Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2012; goal: To help create a vibrant museum culture in Miami by endowing Art for all Miami, an art education program that will lower the barrier to entry to the visual arts by taking 40,000 students to class at the museum each year.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art (Earmark: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art)36,000.00195--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3838-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: To implement the long-range development plan as part of the museum's new strategic plan.
City of Akron (Earmark: City of Akron)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4884-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To bring entertainment to Akron area residents through Lock 3 Live and to support the Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience for high school students who display an aptitude in the arts.
Astral Artistic Services (Earmark: Astral Artistic Services)35,000.00198--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5076-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create an innovative five-concert project, including a one-day three-concert festival, presenting contemporary composers exploring their African-American, Asian-American and Latin-American cultures.
Cleveland International Film Festival (Earmark: FilmSlam : Cleveland International Film Festival)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4727-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: For FilmSlam, the annual student film festival that is presented to underserved high school students as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF).
Tiny Dynamite Productions (Earmark: A Play, a Pie and a Pint)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5077-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To produce 'A Play, a Pie and a Pint', a series of plays performed in non-traditional venues at non-traditional times on days when other theaters are traditionally dark.
Vox Populi (Earmark: Spectrum)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5081-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch 'Spectrum,' a series of events in performance, film and video by national and international emerging and established artists over 24 months.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg)60,000.00145--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4834-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2011; goal: To invest in emerging arts organizations to fill gaps in local cultural programming.
Taller Puertorriqueño (Earmark: Taller Puertorriqueño)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5093-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide a unique and alluring community setting where award-winning work is presented side-by-side with local and emerging talent in a series of seven monthly outdoor, live performances in the Heart of Latino Philadelphia.
New Kensington Community Development Corporation (Earmark: Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5096-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To unite the Kensington community of Philadelphia with the larger region in the Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, a fun event highlighting local artistic talent.
Mighty Writers (Earmark: Mighty Writers)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5097-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To relive the lost legacy of Philadelphia black radio by creating an audio documentary, a website, panel discussions and a digital community radio station.
United States Artists (Earmark: United States Artists)2,500.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4908-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To support the work of American artist Zoe Strauss and her I-95 project in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Film Society (Earmark: Philadelphia Film Society)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5109-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To sponsor a short film contest that requires filmmakers to showcase Philadelphia by incorporating one of 20 recognizable city landmarks, characters or objects into a film.
League of American Orchestras (Earmark: League of American Orchestras)60,000.00145--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4796-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To launch a new media and communications strategy in conjunction with an interactive Town Hall meeting at the 2010 National Conference in Atlanta, Ga.
Richard Florida Creativity Group (Earmark: Richard Florida Creativity Group)85,000.00119--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4037-- Grant period: 10/01/2006 - 10/01/2008; goal: To launch the Knight Creative Communities Initiative, an effort to inspire community engagement and major change using a unique approach that focuses on the technology, talent and tolerance of a place The Knight Creative Communities Initiative will be a phased program with modules for leadership training, strategic benchmarking and research, and the potential to develop a codified "playbook" for use by Knight communities in their pursuit of community transformation. Richard Florida Creativity Group (RFCG) will present a series of Creative Community Leadership Seminars to train foundation staff and selected community leaders. The curriculum will be based on Florida's Three T (technology, talent and tolerance) theories of economic and community development.
Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (Earmark: Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5066-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement establish a dedicated, accessible office and collaborative gathering space for its free writing and performance workshops that offer youths an environment to network and collaborate with other young writers.
Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (Earmark: Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4817-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To provide extensive arts training for 75 African American youth in Akron through support of the new YEPAW Institute.
Temple University School of Media and Communication (Earmark: Arts Wide-Open at Temple Performing Arts Center)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5078-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer Arts Wide-Open at Temple Performing Arts Center, offering local public school students after-school, age-appropriate activities with professional artists.
Akron Area Arts Alliance (Earmark: Summit Artspace)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4888-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To further establish Summit Artspace as a central and highly visible headquarters for arts and culture where artists and the public can interact and showcase the value of the arts to economic development and neighborhood revitalization.
Long Beach Symphony Association (Earmark: Long Beach Symphony Association)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3839-- Grant period: 07/01/2005 - 07/31/2006; goal: For the education project and public performance of "Dos Visiones".
Kathleen Bonanno (Earmark: Musehouse)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5080-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To establish Musehouse, a center for writers of all ages to share their work in readings, engage in workshops and conferences and participate in a literary magazine.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (Earmark: Miami-Dade County Public Schools)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4906-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To support scholarship prizes for an architectural design contest for Design and Architecture Senior High senior students.
fifty over fifty (Earmark: Fifty Over Fifty: New Work Award)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4019-- Grant period: 10/01/2006 - 10/31/2009; goal: To create a $50,000 New Works Award, for the next two years, that showcases new work of high artistic merit in the visual or performing arts in Miami.
Philadelphia Theatre Company (Earmark: [email protected])75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5092-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To present [email protected], a ground-breaking and community-enriching annual new play festival, and to fuel its potential to achieve local and national recognition.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Earmark: The Pew Charitable Trusts)750,000.0021--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3093-- Grant period: 07/01/2005 - 07/01/2006; goal: To construct a facility in center city Philadelphia that will house the relocated world-renowned Barnes Foundation collection and educational space.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra (Earmark: iConduct!)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5095-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To initiate iConduct!, a free city-wide summer concert festival that uses hands-on audience participation with classical music to engage new audiences, promote musical literacy and create connections among Philadelphia's diverse communities.
McColl Center for Visual Art (Earmark: McColl Center for Visual Art)80,000.00120--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4839-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2011; goal: To add "art stars" to the residency program, elevating the visibility of the center in the community and in the world.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Knight Exhibition Series Endowment)5,000,000.004--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4280-- Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2012; goal: To solidify Miami as a cultural destination through development of cutting-edge contemporary arts exhibitions supported in whole or part by an endowment that provides a sustainable base of funding.
BalletX (Earmark: BalletX)13,000.00247--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5103-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To enrich the BalletX audience's experience of dance further by inviting fellow artists from the region to perform during intermissions.
Fund for Philadelphia (Earmark: City Hall Presents)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5113-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a performing arts program series that will bring into City Hall musical concerts and dance, theatrical and spoken word performances.
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (Earmark: Passport to the Arts)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5114-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch 10th Grade 'Passport to the Arts,' a program that entitles all 10th grade students in Philadelphia to attend events at participating arts and culture organizations, free of charge, for one year.
Greater Akron Musical Association (Earmark: Greater Akron Musical Association)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4836-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To produce and present George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess in a semi-staged performance in April 2011.
Miami Dade College Foundation (Earmark: Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5189-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 04/30/2012; goal: To produce a special exhibition of Secretary Madeleine Albright's personal collection of jewelry used as part of U.S. diplomacy and now open to the community "Read My Pins" in the Freedom Tower includes a snake Albright began wearing because Iraqi news media called her a "serpent" for attacking Saddam Hussein, Miami New Times reported. It was that gesture that started her on using her jewelry for something more than decoration. Albright used another pin, a bluebird with diamonds and rubies, after Cuban planes shot down one flown by the Miami-based exile group Brothers to the Rescue. She placed the pin so the bird's head was down in mourning. The exhibit is sponsored by Miami Dade College. When Albright visited it Wednesday for an opening reception she made another kind of statement, with a gold brooch given her years ago by the college president, Eduardo Padron, The Miami Herald said. "I might wear a turtle because it has been slow for the Cuban people," Albright responded when asked what pin she would wear to show support for the country now.
Tuesday Musical Association (Earmark: Tuesday Musical Association)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4875-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2012; goal: To engage young people and develop a future audience for classical music by expanding the educational outreach component of the FUZE! series, a collaboration between Tuesday Musical Association and the Akron Art Museum.
Young Men's Christian Association of Fort Wayne (Earmark: YMCA of Fort Wayne)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3685-- Grant period: 06/01/2005 - 06/01/2008; goal: To expand arts programming for children and families in music, dance, drama and visual arts.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (Earmark: RAAMP It Up Wednesdays)45,000.00178--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5064-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase local artists in RAAMP It Up Wednesdays, free evening concerts in various musical genres at the African American Museum in Philadelphia Plaza.
Nichole Canuso Dance Company (Earmark: Nichole Canuso Dance Company's The Garden)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5079-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the way Philadelphia audiences experience live performance and widen their perspective on their daily urban surroundings with an immersive performance project inspired by Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities.
Manatee Chamber Foundation (Earmark: Manatee Chamber Foundation)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4308-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 05/31/2009; goal: To demonstrate the broad value of arts and culture by conducting a comprehensive impact study of the arts sector in Manatee County.
University of California, Berkeley (Earmark: Information Needs of Communities)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5361-- Grant period: 12/01/2011 - 05/31/2012; goal: To follow the FCC's "Information Needs of Communities" report with an event and by exploring the effectiveness of for-profit / non-profit news collaborations.
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Earmark: Building Audiences)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5090-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase exposure for local artists with Building Audiences, a curation project on The Key, a website showcasing Philadelphia's thriving local music scene.
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne (Earmark: Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne)750,000.0021--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3979-- Grant period: 09/01/2006 - 09/01/2009; goal: To help Fort Wayne embrace "New Hoosiers" by increasing the community's understanding and appreciation of other cultures through a process that strengthens the development of arts organizations in culturally diverse, underserved communities in Fort Wayne.
Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Earmark: Cross-Over Classical)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5101-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build audiences for classical programming by providing a new 'Cross-Over Classical' series presenting world-renowned pops and contemporary artists with orchestra for The Mann's 2011-13 summer seasons.
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (Earmark: Arab American National Museum)750,000.0021--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5626-- Grant period: 10/01/2012 - 09/30/2017; goal: To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities. The Arab American National Museum, the only one if its kind in the United States, uses arts and culture to break down racial and ethnic barriers in Southeast Michigan. The museum produces Detroit’s annual Concert of Colors, a free festival of world music, which once included a forum on “Community, Race and Culture” that explored the role of arts in building and engaging communities. Knight funding will restore the forum and help rebuild the Cultural Exchange Network of 50 arts organizations that originally facilitated the Concert of Colors. The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan will create the Knight Detroit Community Building Arts Fund, to support the Arab American National Museum's arts programming promoting tolerance and diverse cultures.
Fairmount Park Art Association (Earmark: Fairmount Park Art Association)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5102-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To premier 'GPS Intersect/Open Air,' a project by internationally renowned new media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that will transform the Philadelphia night sky into an array of lights through searchlight voice activation via mobile devices.
Opera Philadelphia (Earmark: Opera Company of Philadelphia)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5105-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch Philadelphia's cultural season with a live, high-definition simulcast of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Opening Night performance of Bizet's Carmen on Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall.
Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates (Earmark: Philadelphia Mural Arts Program)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5107-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas & Hahn), known as the Favela Painters, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Philadelphia to produce their first permanent art projects in North America.
LiveConnections.org (Earmark: Philadelphia's World Cafe Live)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5108-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To install a high-definition video system at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live to provide underserved populations with low-cost or free access to innovative, high-quality arts programming developed by LiveConnections.org.
The Barnes Foundation (Earmark: Mobile Art App: Barnes Collection)120,000.0082--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5111-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide the public with user-friendly access to the Barnes collection through a state-of-the art mobile application for audiences of all ages.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Earmark: Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5115-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch SCRATCH Night in October 2011 as part of the Live Arts Festival; the monthly salon will foster the social, interactive and accessible qualities of art-making while investing in artists creating new performance works.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (Earmark: iNotes)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5116-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch iNotes, a smart phone application that provides real-time and in-depth program notes developed to increase an audience's knowledge of and appreciation for classical music.
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (Earmark: The Philadelphia Orchestra Association)125,000.0077--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3749-- Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2006; goal: To continue the Camden Community Partnership Initiative, including a Neighborhood Concert program and several outreach activities.
Miami Childrens Museum (Earmark: Miami Children's Museum)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4810-- Grant period: 05/01/2010 - 04/30/2011; goal: To reduce debt incurred with the expansion of Miami Children's Museum and to initiate an aggressive fundraising campaign to eliminate remaining debt.
Musical Arts Association (Earmark: Musical Arts Association: Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency)104,552.0086--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4013-- Grant period: 08/01/2006 - 08/01/2010; goal: To establish a Miami office for the Cleveland Orchestra.
Detroit Renaissance Foundation (Earmark: Business Leaders for Michigan)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4186-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 12/31/2011; goal: To enhance the ability of the Detroit region's creative community to build out a comprehensive, actionable vision by inventorying and mapping creative sector assets.
Cinequest (Earmark: Cinequest: Picture the Possibilities)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5049-- Grant period: 03/01/2011 - 02/29/2012; goal: For year one of Cinequest's three-year project "Picture the Possibilities" ("PTP") to empower youth with the tools, mentors and experience needed to turn their stories into films while challenging them to drive change in their communities The Cinequest brand was built around the “Maverick” spirit, and for over 20 years has remained true to this core ideology as it quietly grew to become the entertainment industry’s answer to emerging technologies and accelerated creative ideas that outpace the industry itself. Cinequest’s Picture the Possibilities (PTP) is a new mentoring and education program that empowers underserved youth with innovative tools, mentors, and training needed to turn their stories into film, while challenging them to drive change in their local community and around the world. Personal stories of youth around the globe—the challenges they face, their ideas for social change, and their visions for economic improvement will engage peers as well as global leaders. Participants will use uniform central questions to shape the subject of their stories. An example question may be: “How is your life today and how do you envision a better tomorrow?” The topic chosen will provide a springboard to share accounts of their personal lives and their ideas to […].
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art)115,000.0084--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4009-- Grant period: 08/01/2006 - 08/01/2007; goal: For the Merce Cunningham: Dancing on the Cutting Edge Exhibition.
The Columbia City Ballet Company (Earmark: The Columbia City Ballet Company)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3777-- Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 05/01/2006; goal: For the creation, educational outreach and tour of the "Off the Wall and Onto the Stage: Dancing the Art of Jonathan Green" project.
Community School of Music and Arts (Earmark: Arts4School)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5039-- Grant period: 03/01/2011 - 02/29/2012; goal: To expand the "Arts4School" program already in place in East Palo Alto's Costaño Elementary School and to replicate it in east San Jose's Lyndale Elementary School Community School of Music and Arts enhances the quality of life in our region by engaging our diverse community in high-quality arts education, performances and exhibitions. CSMA is a center for arts education where children and adults can learn and develop their artistic skills. Any student is welcome here, from the complete novice to the professional wanting to cross train and be stimulated by contact with peers. Those who can't afford tuition are invited to apply for financial aid. CSMA students are offered performance and exhibition opportunities matching their developing abilities, so that they become confident and seasoned in sharing their accomplishments with others. CSMA faculty is composed of professional musicians, practicing artists, and experienced teachers, complemented by visiting artists in residence. CSMA is a cultural mirror of the region it serves. The school offers a diverse curriculum reflective of our changing society and then celebrates that diversity through performance and exhibition. CSMA is an integral part of the larger community. We offer in-depth, sequential arts education programs in local classrooms and present performances […].
TCC Group (Earmark: TCC Group)198,600.0055--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3804-- Grant period: 05/01/2005 - 01/28/2011; goal: For training and partnership facilitation activities for the Community Partners in Arts Access initiative grantees.
Discovery Place (Earmark: RACE: Are We So Different?)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5046-- Grant period: 02/15/2011 - 02/14/2012; goal: To present RACE: Are We So Different?, the first nationally traveling exhibition to tell the stories of race from the biological, cultural and historical points of view.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (Earmark: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4189-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 12/31/2011; goal: To do a feasibility study on a Detroit Symphony Orchestra summer home on the revitalized riverfront.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (Earmark: DIA Metro Area Outreach)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5236-- Grant period: 11/01/2011 - 10/31/2013; goal: To support public engagement with masterpieces from Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) through the installation of high-quality reproductions in communities throughout metropolitan Detroit.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Buskerfest Miami!)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7294-- Grant period: 11/01/2014 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To enhance Miami's urban life by producing street performances that activate public parks, transit hubs and community plazas that often go unnoticed. To enhance civic life, Buskerfest Miami will produce a music festival and a performance series called Ear to the Ground. The projects will feature local artists performing in public parks, transit hubs and community plazas that often go unnoticed and underutilized. Both the festival and the Ear to the Ground series will encourage participation at all levels by the local artistic community and attendees through unique programming and game-like features. These events enliven public spaces while providing local artists a chance to perform and to connect face-to-face with their audience.
New World Symphony (Earmark: New World Symphony)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4241-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 12/31/2009; goal: To enhance Miami's cultural landscape by partially underwriting the direct costs associated with the engagement of more than 30 guest artists and conductors during the symphony's 20th Anniversary Season.
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne (Earmark: Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne)63,000.00144--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3773-- Grant period: 04/01/2005 - 04/01/2006; goal: To identify opportunities for cultural involvement among Fort Wayne's underserved citizens and create strategies and methods for developing those opportunities.
Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami (Earmark: Knight Concert Hall: Miami Performing Arts Center)6,800,850.003--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4000-- Grant period: 07/01/2006 - 07/01/2009; goal: For the new Miami Performing Arts Center and to name the concert hall in honor of John S. and James L. Knight With an additional $6.8 million, for $10.0 million in grant dollars to the Performing Arts Center buildings, Knight Foundation will earn the naming rights for a state-of-the art concert hall in the center of Miami’s cultural life. This additional support will publicly brand Knight Foundation – the name will be on every concert ticket – just as Knight Ridder’s name will come off the Miami Herald building, just across the parking lot from the proposed John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.
Naomi Fisher (Earmark: Naomi Fisher)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4400-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote South Florida's inherent relationship with art and the environment through the launch of a series of performance art projects presented in outdoor spaces Artist Naomi Fisher will create a series of performance art pieces outdoors in South Florida’s subtropical landscape. Through her work, Fisher will explore the relationship between nature and modern civilization. Fisher will do three to five performances over the next four years. The pieces will be videotaped and documented for a wider audience.
Young at Art of Broward (Earmark: Young at Art Children's Museum)500,000.0029--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4382-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create the first art museum specially designed for children Through a partnership with Broward County, Young at Art is constructing what will become Florida’s first art museum for children. In five galleries, the museum will explore art as it relates to history, the environment and diverse cultures, among other topics. It will also include an art institute for painting, printmaking, digital photography and ceramics. Offering an experience for babies through teens, the museum strives to transform the way children view the arts and turn them into future patrons.
City of San Jose (Earmark: New Pathways for the Arts)35,000.00198--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5128-- Grant period: 01/01/2011 - 01/31/2012; goal: To grow the culture of innovation in the San Jose arts community through the support of the New Pathways for the Arts Initiative, a tested national model for innovation training.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Hemisphere Festival)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4389-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/14/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To plan for an annual performing arts festival celebrating hemispheric art For all the vitality of its cultural and entertainment scene, Miami has never played host to a great, comprehensive, annual international festival of the performing arts. The Arsht Center strives to create and produce one, and this grant will support its planning efforts. The festival will be anchored by the uniqueness that is Miami – a blend of Latin American, Caribbean and North American arts and influences, highlighting Miami’s unique position in this hemisphere. What Art Basel is to visual arts, Hemisphere Festival will be to the performing arts, attracting audiences around the block and across the globe. The Festival will offer a wide range of presentations across cultural categories including music, theater, dance, film, comedy and spoken word. The Arsht Center will produce the Hemisphere Festival in cooperation with select Miami-based arts organizations and promoters. The festival will be developed through a three-year plan to build from a four-day weekend in year one to a full week-long celebration in year three.
TheatreWorks (Earmark: TheatreWorks)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3972-- Grant period: 06/01/2006 - 06/01/2011; goal: To build audiences by adapting their marketing effort based on the findings of a marketing research study and disseminate their findings and results to other arts organizations in the region.
The Arts Partnership (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture: St. Paul)45,000.00178--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5106-- Grant period: 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
Living Arts Trust (Earmark: O Cinema)400,000.0032--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4403-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To construct O Cinema, The Independent, Miami's first art-house cinema so that the community can experience gripping, educational and thought provoking independent films. O Cinema, The Independent will be an art-house cinema in Miami’s Upper East Side specializing in independent, foreign, art and niche market films. It will also offer lectures and discussions around its cinematic programming. O Cinema will strive to provide intriguing and entertaining high quality films at prices that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
Miami Music Project (Earmark: Miami Music Project)1,000,000.0016--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4363-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To extend the joy of music to students in Miami-Dade schools through a year-round classical education program culminating in an annual festival with performances by youth and professional musicians The Miami Music Project is a year-round, intensive classical music outreach program that also produces a two-week festival headed by Conductor James Judd. The project will create an “educational ensemble” that will perform and lead seminars at Miami-Dade middle schools. Students will be encouraged to create their own music, which will be presented at the festival. In its first year, the program will reach 2,000 Miami-Dade students, a number that will quadruple by year three.
Tuesday Musical Association (Earmark: Tuesday Musical Association)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4188-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 12/31/2009; goal: To honor the memory of the Knight brothers' mother through support of the Clara I. Knight Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Tuesday Musical Association.
Upper East Side Garden (Earmark: Upper East Side Garden)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4383-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2009; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use the Upper East Side Garden and its mini-golf course to display sculptures and murals made by local artists, and initiate an educational design program for children With this grant, the Upper Eastside Garden will transform into a botanical park with sculptures and educational and ecological programming. The park will be designed by Edwina von Gal, who recently worked on the Parque Botánico in Panama with architect Frank Gehry. The organization will also continue to operate the City of Miami’s only miniature golf course in the sculpture garden, but with a twist. The sculpture that is part of the ninth hole will be redesigned monthly by kids. The garden will also launch a rotating two-wall mural, curated by Emmanuel Perrotin, a Miami and Paris gallerist.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (Earmark: The Detroit Institute of Arts)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4220-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 03/31/2011; goal: To help the Detroit Institute of Arts transform its relationship to audiences by supporting a pilot project using a PDA (personal digital assistant) to deliver information about exhibits.
Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center (Earmark: Haitian Jazz Series)80,000.00120--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4391-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expose the community to a major part of South Florida's cultural background through the creation of a live Haitian jazz series Haitian Neighborhood Center Sant La will create a music series to introduce the best Haitian jazz artists from around the globe to South Florida audiences. The concerts will showcase the complexity, versatility and sophistication of the Haitian musical tradition by introducing the work of performers who have created new sounds by infusing traditional Haitian rhythms with jazz standards. Through their creations, these artists have enjoyed a significant following, and are striving to extend the reach and impact of Haitian music globally.
Opera San Jose (Earmark: Puccini's La Boheme)45,000.00178--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5100-- Grant period: 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2011; goal: To present one private performance of Puccini's La Boheme as an audience development project for targeted members of the San Jose community who have never or not recently attended an opera.
Seraphic Fire (Earmark: The Miami Choral Project)684,750.0025--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4392-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use music and teamwork to stimulate under appreciated neighborhoods by building youth choirs across greater Miami The Miami Choral Project will create a little league-type network of choral ensembles throughout Miami-Dade County, at no cost to participants. With an emphasis on low-income areas, the project will be based on two models: Venezuela’s National System of Youth Orchestras, with 250,000 participants, and Pop Warner Football, which requires consistent academic improvement of its players. Eventually, a regional chamber choir will bring together the most gifted young singers. The project’s long-term goal is to see large-scale participation in free choral ensembles nationwide, with local and national honor choirs creating a sense of unity across the United States.
Please Touch Museum (Earmark: Please Touch Museum)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4273-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 01/31/2011; goal: To re-open one of Philadelphia's great historic structures as a centerpiece for the revitalization of Fairmount Park by supporting the launch of the Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall.
Miami City Ballet (Earmark: Ballet + Orchestra Collaboration)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4393-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 01/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To spawn new passion for artistic collaboration by implementing a high-quality partnership between the renowned Cleveland Orchestra and the award-winning Miami City Ballet In a rare artistic collaboration between a major orchestra and a major ballet company, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami City Ballet will perform together on Jan. 29, 2009 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will play works by Stravinsky and Bizet, while the ballet dances to the compositions with choreography by Balanchine. The project will allow the organizations to assess the demand and financial support for future artistic joint ventures that could include commissioning new works.
Miami City Ballet (Earmark: Miami City Ballet)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5130-- Grant period: 12/15/2010 - 12/31/2011; goal: To support a major media campaign to increase awareness among South Florida residents about their local Miami City Ballet (MCB), one of the nation's leading ballet companies.
The Miami World Cinema Center (Earmark: Miami World Cinema Center)750,000.0021--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4402-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To assist the prosperity of the Miami's independent film community by establishing an extensive institute for connecting, funding and advising local film makers Miami World Cinema Center will be dedicated to transforming South Florida into a hub of global cinema. The non-profit center will facilitate motion picture production by promoting local talent through networking and assistance with production and finding financing. It also will enhance the programs of local educational institutions by creating specialized seminars with industry professionals, in addition to lectures and workshops for the public.
City of Miami Beach (Earmark: Sleepless Night)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4350-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2009; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To continue providing artists and residents with a free, city-wide celebration of the arts by installing Sleepless Night as an annual Miami Beach tradition Launched in 2007, Sleepless Night presents 13-hours of free cultural events, including art installations, dance, theater, music, slam poetry and acrobatics, at more than 80 venues to mark the last night of Daylight Savings Time. In its first year, more than 150,000 people attended. This grant supports continuing the festival, which the City of Miami Beach aims to offer annually with private and corporate sponsors.
Nonprofit Finance Fund (Earmark: Nonprofit Finance Fund)2,000,000.009--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5099-- Grant period: 12/13/2010 - 01/31/2012; goal: To support creative place-making investments that use the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the United States. ArtPlace is a collaboration of top national foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts and various federal agencies to accelerate creative placemaking across the U.S. Participating foundations include Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Ford Foundation, The James Irvine Foundation, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, The McKnight Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, The Robina Foundation and an anonymous donor. In addition to the NEA, federal partners are the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Education and Transportation, along with leadership from the White House Office of Management and Budget and the Domestic Policy Council.
Miami Light Project (Earmark: Here & Now Festival)200,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4385-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase the development of original, locally produced performance art through expanding the accomplished Here & Now Festival Miami Light Project’s Here & Now Festival presents bold, local and original performance art. This grant will expand the festival to deepen opportunities for local artists, while building audiences for new work. In addition, Miami Light Project will establish an annual residency and retreat program for the commissioned artists.
Bradenton Downtown Development Authority (Earmark: Bradenton Downtown Development Authority)234,000.0046--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4309-- Grant period: 12/01/2007 - 05/31/2009; goal: To help form a broad-based, lead cultural organization through support of the Bradenton Culture and Business Alliance.
Theatre Macon (Earmark: Our Stories, Our Lives)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5248-- Grant period: 11/01/2011 - 10/31/2013; goal: To support the production of "Our Stories, Our Lives: The African American Experience", a performance that will provide much needed opportunities for local African American actors and bring a more diverse audience to Theatre Macon's community.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Earmark: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History)1,500,000.0013--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3690-- Grant period: 03/15/2005 - 11/30/2008; goal: For the redesign of core exhibits, curriculum materials to serve as tools for educators, transportation and admission for underserved and at-risk students.
Chris Chrebet (Earmark: Leggo My Demo)30,000.00202--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4404-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 03/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build South Florida's reputation as a center for electronic music by establishing an internet-based community platform for networking and showcasing local talent Leggo My Demo is a monthly demo competition for electronic music that now has the support of thousands of artists and producers around the word. Each month, participants submit their newest demos. The winners are featured at an event in South Florida and on the group’s MySpace page. Participants also have access to Leggo My Demo affiliate artists, with whom they can network and communicate about the industry. This grant will help the organization expand and better connect with local artists through promotions, forums and press releases furthering South Florida as a place to develop electronic music.
Philip Brooker (Earmark: Miami Poster Project)75,000.00124--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4405-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To inspire pride and participation in Miami's developing cultural scene by creating an annual poster competition based around capturing the spirit of the city The project will create an annual competition to capture the spirit of Miami in a poster. The idea is to go beyond the superficial notions of South Florida and create substantive images that reflect the region’s soul and spirit. Project creator Philip Brooker aims for the poster to be a piece of community interest that will help forge a sense of connection among the region’s disparate population. It will be distributed for free in both a digital and hard copy.
Miami Downtown Development Authority (Earmark: DWNTWN Miami Concert Series)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4406-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To generate community enthusiasm for music as a part of the greater sum of the arts in Miami by producing a new and expansive downtown concert series This grant will support a live music series rotating through unique venues and public spaces in Miami’s Downtown area. The series will generate activity and commerce and strengthen the sense of place and community pride in Downtown, which is rapidly transforming into an urban destination. The monthly daytime concerts will take place during the peak winter season of October through April.
Miami Dade College Foundation (Earmark: Miami Dade College Foundation)6,210.00265--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4263-- Grant period: 11/01/2007 - 11/01/2008; goal: For the Patrick de Bokay dinner event in an effort to promote awareness and support for the film festival among key civic leaders.
Miami Lyric Opera (Earmark: Miami Lyric Opera)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4345-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2009; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help an established local presenter of affordable opera expand its presentations Like any major city, Miami needs an alternative opera company to foster local talent. Miami Lyric Opera fills that role. This grant will provide general operating support, to allow the organization to continue preparing young artists for careers at major opera houses while presenting quality productions.
National Foundation For The Advancement In The Arts (Earmark: YoungArts/Miami)600,000.0027--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4361-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To develop young South Florida artists by creating a new regional competition as part of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts' youngARTS program Though it is a Miami-based organization, the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts has focused its programs on a national audience. This grant will create a regional program that will train and support local artists in their senior year of high school, a critical juncture. YoungArts/Miami will provide promising local artists with master classes taught by renowned artists, along with financial support and networking opportunities. Top-scoring applicants will receive cash awards at a local awards ceremony. Their teachers will be honored, as will the recipients’ schools. Also, all applicants – no matter their score – will receive detailed feedback on audition materials. The foundation hopes to use this program as a national model for other major cities.
The New Detroit Science Center (Earmark: The New Detroit Science Center)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3607-- Grant period: 03/15/2005 - 03/15/2006; goal: For free physical science field trips to the Science Center including a pre-visit and post-visit school-based curriculum, transportation, live stage show and demonstration, planetarium show and large-scale traveling exhibit.
University of Miami (Earmark: Art + Research)1,800,000.0012--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4380-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 12/31/2009; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a one-of-a-kind research and production art residency program offering the chance for artists to work with experts Art + Research is a fellow residency program for emerging artists that strives to enrich South Florida’s intellectual life. Established by the University of Miami in partnership with developer Craig Robins, the two-year program will invite prominent international artists to mentor the residents who will live in the Design District. The international scholars will be key to the program, emphasizing Miami’s role as an art-world center. Also, the program will be thematically based, with a new concept focused on contemporary art and society introduced every two years. Art + Research will be an incubator for innovative arts projects that also contributes to South Florida’s reputation as an arts center.
Grantmakers in the Arts (Earmark: 2012 Annual Conference)150,000.0056--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5241-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 12/31/2012; goal: To provide support for the Grantmakers in the Arts 2012 Annual Conference to be held in Miami, Florida.
Twenty Twenty Projects (Earmark: Twenty Twenty Projects)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4397-- Grant period: 12/15/2008 - 03/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To preserve the integrity of creative works by local artists during Art Basel by providing free display space without restrictions Twenty Twenty Projects is an alternative exhibition space located in Miami´s Wynwood arts district that was created to fuel the careers of local emerging artists who have chosen to work outside of the traditional gallery system. Since its founding by Scott Murray in 2006, the gallery has hosted 18 shows and has been written about in publications such as the New York Times, Art Papers, ArtUS and The Miami Herald. Murray earned his high school diploma from New World School of the Arts in 1998 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002, where he worked for the Meyerhoff Gallery. After moving back to Miami, Murray worked for the Fredric Snitzer Gallery as well as the Kevin Bruk gallery before starting Twenty Twenty.
Southwest Community Mental Health Services Group (Earmark: Roosevelt Hotel Art Installation)6,000.00266--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5123-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To mount an art installation on the abandoned Roosevelt Hotel highlighting the potential held by vacant urban spaces in collaboration with the Hygienic Dress League, the Detroit Civic Intervention and local community activist Philip Cooley.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Akron Art Museum)2,000,000.009--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3969-- Grant period: 03/14/2006 - 05/31/2008; goal: For the "Create A Masterpiece" campaign, to expand the Akron Art Museum, enlarge its endowment, and name the new building in honor of John S. and James L. Knight.
Florida International University Foundation (Earmark: Frost Art Museum)35,000.00198--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4850-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To reach broader audiences and create engaged online communities by implementing advanced technology and social media in the Frost Art Museum's programming.
William Stewart (Earmark: Rhythms of Africa Music Program)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4862-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To involve approximately 30 children, ages 13 to 16, with limited musical sophistication in an intensive program of music education in rhythm and percussion To celebrate African rhythms and history, musician William Stewart will offer percussion classes for children and produce community performances. The project will involve at least 30 teenagers, ages 13-16, with limited musical experience, in an intensive program of music education in rhythm and percussion. The group will work with professional musicians and technicians, create and rehearse musical selections and ultimately perform for schools and general audiences, including the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale. The program will strive to create positive behavioral and cognitive impact through the children’s exposure to and intimacy with learning and making music. Another goal is to replicate the program throughout the region to reach more students, schools and communities.
Smithsonian Institution (Earmark: Smithsonian Institute: Star-Spangled Banner Project)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4226-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 01/31/2009; goal: For the Star-Spangled Banner campaign.
Friends of Historic Properties and Museums (Earmark: Napolean: An Intimate Portrait)25,000.00214--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3947-- Grant period: 03/01/2006 - 03/01/2007; goal: For a historical exhibition entitled "Napolean: An Intimate Portrait" and its related educational programs.
Coral Morphologic (Earmark: Urban Reef: Coral Morphologic)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5127-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To support the expanded scope of Urban Reef - A series of Fluorescent Coral Video Projections across the City of Miami during Art Basel 2010.
Levine Museum of the New South (Earmark: Levine Museum of the New South)400,000.0032--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4206-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 03/31/2010; goal: To stimulate a community conversation around the multiple cultural traditions in Charlotte through the Newcomer Project.
Palm Beach Poetry Festival (Earmark: Palm Beach Poetry Festival)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4815-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To attract poetry writers and the general public to South Florida from across America and over the Atlantic with a poetry festival offering eight nationally advertised workshops led by critically acclaimed poets To foster the appreciation of poetry in South Florida, the Palm Beach Poetry Festival will produce its seventh annual, six-day series of events. The festival will attract poetry writers from across the country to participate in eight nationally advertised workshops led by critically acclaimed poets. The festival will feature craft talks and poetry readings, as well as a late-night coffeehouse and poetry jam. Year-round community outreach events, including visits to schools and performances at Morikami Museum, will generate interest in and awareness about the annual poetry festival.
Miami-Dade Public Library Foundation (Earmark: Miami-Dade Public Library Project L.E.A.D.)10,000.00253--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4258-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 10/01/2008; goal: To benefit Project L.E.A.D. at the 25th Anniversary of Books & Books celebration.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg)60,000.00145--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5086-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To support continued investment in emerging cultural organizations that are viewed as having the capability of filling gaps in local cultural programming or are unique in their programmatic approach, either artistically or in reaching emerging audiences.
University of Miami (Earmark: Cuban/Latino Theater Archive)66,000.00142--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5133-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To preserve and enhance access to sources of Cuban and Latino theater through the digitization of select playbills, posters, photographs and recordings.
Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays (Earmark: Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays)50,000.00154--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5136-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To promote and enhance appreciation for Hispanic culture in Miami through 12 monthly Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays events held in Little Havana.
Miami Dade College Foundation (Earmark: Miami Dade College Foundation)250,000.0035--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3953-- Grant period: 02/01/2006 - 02/01/2009; goal: For the Miami International Film Festival.
WLRN (Earmark: Art Street)40,000.00183--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4857-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To meet a growing demand for WLRN's original broadcast content through eight original videos designed specifically for its online platform at ArtStreetMiami.org.
Friends of the Bass Museum (Earmark: Bass Museum Curatorial Fellowships)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4864-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer hands-on training to emerging curators or recent curatorial studies and/or art history master of arts graduates through a curatorial fellowship program To foster dialogue within the Miami arts community, the Bass Museum of Art will create three one-year curatorial fellowships in contemporary art. This project will offer hands-on training to emerging curators or recent master of arts graduates. Among other activities, the fellows will conduct studio visits and gather materials to help the museum develop a complete archive on Miami artists. They will also help create an outdoor art program for Collins Park. In addition, the fellows will develop programming and contemporary artists' projects for display in the Bass' small-project room, called The Cabinet, and facilitate an educational lecture series for museum members.
Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association (Earmark: The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl)100,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4868-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To draw younger, music-oriented audience members to the Miami Art Museum and to introduce them to contemporary art through an exhibition titled "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl".
Michael Bell (Earmark: Scholastic Writing Awards Program)20,000.00228--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4805-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To encourage students and teachers to stretch their creativity and achieve beyond standardized tests through the Scholastic Writing Awards of Miami-Dade, the forum for identifying and motivating the community's next generation of writers Through an affiliation with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, the Scholastic Writing Awards Program will help identify and motivate young writers. The project aims to foster a South Florida network of talented teen writers, encouraging participation from more than 400 public and private schools serving grades seven through 12. In the fall, the awards program will issue a call for submissions to all middle and high schools and conduct a workshop for teachers. Best works will compete nationally as American Voices Nominees and Regional Gold Key finalists. Winners will participate in a summer workshop for teen writers and attend a national awards ceremony.

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