ARTLURKER

A Miami based contemporary art newsletter / blog

Knight Arts Partnership Grants Work

Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen applauds Knight Arts Partnership grant recipients at Miami Art Museum on December 1st, 2009.

The haze of Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 is only just beginning to clear, and yet there are already whispers of a number of significant developments that promise to mean big news for Miami art.

On December 1st the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, a national foundation that provides grants to help transform journalism and communities announced the thirty-one South Florida art projects that have been awarded grants in the first year of the Knight Arts Partnership, a $40 million effort to bring South Floridians together through the arts.

Among the recipients were a number of well known Miami based art projects and individuals who over the course of the next few days will be interviewed and presented by ARTLURKER in an effort to get a sense of the Knight Arts Partnership in action.

Miami is a city where anything is increasingly possible, a place where ideas catalyzed by passionate philanthropists crystallize into figuration moments after they have been dreamt up. Initiatives such as those courtesy of the Knight Foundation enable South Florida’s arts community to carry itself gallantly from its initial stages before the arrival of Art Basel into the foreseeable future by providing enormous support to both the artists and programs that attracted the fair in the first place.

The first recipient to be featured on ARTLURKER will be Gean Moreno.

For more information please come back tomorrow and also visit: www.knightfoundation.org

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Knight Arts Partnership Grants Work