Knight New Work Miami


Status: Applications are now closed.

Bringing art to life

Knight New Work Miami will invest $500,000 to commission groundbreaking, innovative new works of performance art to premiere in Miami during the 2020-21 season. This new initiative will showcase Miami’s role as a place where great art is born.

From today through August 31, artists, including choreographers, composers, and playwrights, with a strong connection to Miami and performing arts organizations based in Miami-Dade can apply for funding to bring innovative, risk-taking works to the stage. Winners will be announced in December 2018.





Application criteria

Applicants must be in one of the following categories:

  • An individual artist focused on the performing arts with a strong connection to Miami. Please note that artists can be from and living elsewhere, but they must explain their connection to Miami in their application. Both emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply.
  • A performing arts institution based in Miami-Dade County that has partnered with an individual artist.

The work must:

  • Be ground-breaking, bold, risky, inspiring and new
  • Be in the genres of dance, music or theater, or a combination of all three
  • Premiere in Miami during the 2020-21 season (Sept. – May) 

Watch our informational video:

Why Knight New Work Miami?

Knight Foundation supports the arts to connect people to place and to each other, and we’ve played a key role in fueling Miami’s cultural boom over the last decade. We’ve invested more than $125 million in the arts in South Florida and supported 350 local arts projects through the Knight Arts Challenge.

Knight New Work Miami builds on this success by funding ideas with the potential to be revolutionary, celebrating artistic talent and furthering Miami’s reputation as a place where exceptional art is born.

Have questions?

Read the Knight New Work MiamiFAQ to get your questions answered. 

Watch the recording of Knight's virtual information session.

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