Knight Blog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Bas Fisher invites artists to create tours that reflect their relationship with Miami

Dec. 28, 2011, 2:42 p.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Recently in Miami, thirty-one ideas were selected as winners of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge.

Below, Naomi Fisher describes how Bas Fisher Invitational, a challenge winner, will offer a behind- the-scenes look at the city and its artistic offerings by expanding the popular, artist-led Weird Miami bus tours. The tours will introduce locals, as well as tourists, to lesser-known places and cultural projects.

Peter London Dance Company helps develop the next generation of performers

Dec. 27, 2011, 12:30 p.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Recently in Miami, thirty-one ideas were selected as winners of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge.

One of the challenge winners, Peter London Global Dance Theater, will support and develop the talents of exceptional local dancers and choreographers who have historically had limited access to local, professional performance opportunities. Below, Peter London describes his goal of building a world-class contemporary dance company that benefits the community through its artistry. 

Nominate “local heroes” fighting for government transparency as part of 2012 Sunshine Week

Dec. 22, 2011, 11:31 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

 

UPDATE: The deadline for nominations has been extended to Wednesday, March 7.

Do you know individuals who have played a significant role in fighting for transparency in government? Or that have focused attention about the importance of protecting and promoting access to government information?

If so, Sunshine Week is now seeking nominations for its 2012 “Local Heroes” awards, which recognizes people fighting for greater government transparency. The annual awards honor individuals that are using information now available through public records and open meeting laws to make a difference in their communities.

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The nomination form for Sunshine Week’s “Local Heroes” awards is available online. This year, nominees are also being encouraged to submit videos.