Knight Arts Challenge Open to All of South Florida's Musicians, Artists, and Thinkers

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

In most families, there's an older wealthy relative that you all like -- and some even love -- but that you're all kind of waiting to die so you can live out your dream of learning the art of Tibetan Buddhist sand painting. 

Lucky for us here in South Florida, we have one of these, except this old uncle doesn't need to croak so we can live our dreams. His name is the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Just yesterday, the fifth-annual Knight Arts Challenge kicked off requesting applications from people with good ideas in the tricounty area. Anyone can apply. You don't need to be associated with any org or 501(c)(3); you just have to have a plan that follows their guidelines.

These are:

1. The idea must be about the arts.

2. The project must take place in or benefit South Florida.

3. The winners must find funds to match Knight's commitment. 

Past winners include the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Funding Arts Broward, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, and local drummer Willie Stewart. Former member of Third World, Stewart has played with big names like Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder. He also brings Rhythms of Africa to students in the Broward County School System with help from the Knight Foundation. 

Start brainstorming and applying. You can apply any time between now and March 19. Just visit knightarts.org

New Times on Facebook | County Grind on Facebook | Twitter | e-mail us |

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.