2019 Knight Arts Challenge Miami Offers Funding for Local Artists

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Do you live in South Florida and have an artistic idea? Now is the time to act. 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Miami has opened up the application process from now until July 26, making available according to their website, “a share of up to $2 million for ideas that connect people to place and each other through the arts.”

To apply all you need is an idea and to submit Bva 150 word proposal on this site. 2019 Knight Arts Challenge Miami only has three requirements for submissions.

  • The idea must be for an arts project.

  • The project must take place in South Florida from Palm Beach to the Keys.

  • You must find other funding to match Knight Foundation’s grant.

The beginning application is a 150-word statement that only needs  to give Knight Arts Challenge Miami just enough summary information to understand your idea. If you’re chosen as a finalist, Knight Arts Challenge Miami will invite you to write a more detailed proposal. More tidbits of info are available on their Frequently Asked Questions page.

And if you are applying, if you want, we are willing to workshop your pitch for free. Just send us a direct message on social media or e-mail us at jitneybooks@gmail.com. We went to their seminars and know what they are looking for in the pitch, plus we are good editors.

Previous winners of Knight Arts Challenge Miami according to their press release include “On the Hook, a project that tells the stories of the Key West liveaboard community, boat dwellers who anchor in the shallows off Key West; BlackFlorida, which documents black community life through photography and innovative media platforms; and Make Music Miami by Buskerfest, a celebration of international Make Music Day that includes performances and activities in public spaces throughout the city augmented by interactive technology.

“In addition, many challenge projects have grown from ideas into community institutions, including the independent O Cinema, which recently received major funding from Knight to establish a permanent location in the city; the Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a hub for the arts in Wynwood; and Miami Music Project, which offers high-quality music instruction to low-income students in four neighborhoods. “

So if you have a South Florida based artistic idea and are only lacking for money, now’s your chance to get cracking.

David Rolland

David Rolland edits the JitneyBooks.com blog. He is the author of the novel The End of the Century.