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DING DING Round 5 of KAC Miami!

Colin Foord of Coral Morphologic receives his Knight Arts Challenge 2011 Award from Alberto Ibargüen.

“Give us your best idea!” Say’s the Knight Arts Challenge 2012 accepting submissions Feb. 21 – March 19.

Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Art in the Everglades. Opera in unexpected places. Big Night in Little Haiti. Borscht Film Festival. Drumming lessons for Broward county school students. Young at Art Museum for Children. Cultural Passport for Miami Dade County Public School students. South Florida Composers Alliance. Free concerts in Miami Dade Parks. Exhibitions by exiled Cuban artists. Sight and sound installations by New World Symphony. Sleepless Night on Miami Beach. Gospel Sundays. Broward County Film Society. Florida Memorial Steel Band. Site specific art at Vizcaya. Miami Writer’s Prize.

What these programs and many more have in common is that they all won KAC Miami (Knight Arts Challenge Miami), a community-wide contest to find the best ideas for the arts in South Florida is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Knight Foundation created the five-year annual contest in 2008 to help bring the South Florida community together through the arts.

The contest is part of Knight Foundation’s five-year, $40 million Knight Arts initiative, conceived to add to the impact of the arts on South Florida’s community. Over the past four years, the Knight Foundation has invested almost $19 million. There are only three rules for applying: The idea is about the arts; the project takes place in or benefits South Florida; and applicants must find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.

Individuals, nonprofits and for profit organizations are eligible to apply. The Knight Arts Challenge will accept applications for the fifth round of it’s community grants contest between Feb. 21-March. 19, 2012.

Have an idea? Visit The two-question application is designed to be simple to attract applicants who aren’t traditional grant seekers.

About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote informed and engaged communities and lead to transformational change. For more, visit

Please read our interview with Dennis Scholl.
For more information on this year’s challenge please go HERE.
This post was contributed by Thomas Hollingworth



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DING DING Round 5 of KAC Miami!