To help catalyze growth of the downtown cultural district by supporting a capital campaign to expand and improve the museum facility, create a new education center, and strengthen the museum's collections and library
To support a major media campaign to increase awareness among South Florida residents about their local Miami City Ballet (MCB), one of the nation's leading ballet companies
To offer three to five local resident companies reduced rates to present performances in a variety of genres at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts through a rental subsidy fund
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Through its arts program, the foundation seeks to weave the arts into the fabric of Knight resident communities to engage and inspire the people living in them. The foundation believes that the arts are a catalyst for public dialogue, and that shared cultural experiences contribute to a sense of place and communal identity.
The foundation seeks innovative ways to reach, engage and increase audiences for the arts, including through the use of technology.
Over a three-year period, the foundation is funding 1,000 “Random Acts of Culture” to bring artists out of the performance halls and into people’s everyday lives.
As a way to solicit fresh and innovative ideas, Knight Foundation launched community-wide contests in Miami and Philadelphia to seek out and fund the best ideas for the arts. Winners range from individual artists to large institutions.
The foundation has invested more than $66 million in the arts over the last five years.