Knight New Work Miami FAQ


Status: Applications are now closed. 

On Dec. 3, 2018, Knight Foundation announced the inaugural Knight New Work Miami winners, who will create ground-breaking works of performance art to premiere in the 2020-21 season. 

Below are the answers to some of our frequently asked questions about the application process.


  • When will the application period open and close?

  • Can I still apply if my project is just an idea?

  • How many applications may I submit?

  • Can I add attachments to my application?

  • What happens after I submit my application?

Eligibility requirements

  • Who is eligible?

  • I’m an individual artist. Do I need to partner with a local performing arts organization to apply?

  • I represent a performing arts organization. Must we partner with an individual artist to apply?

  • Does my performing arts organization have to be based in Miami-Dade?

  • What are the criteria for applying?

  • What are the geographic boundaries of this program?


  • How soon will we hear back with a decision on our applications?

  • If my proposal is not accepted, will I know why?

  • Who reviews my entry and determines the grant recipients?

  • When will winners be announced?

  • When must the performances take place?


  • How much funding is available?

  • Is there a matching requirement for this grant?

  • What are Knight’s funding priorities?

About Knight New Work Miami 

  • Why did Knight launch Knight New Work Miami?

  • What kind of new works are you looking for?

  • Is Knight New Work Miami replacing the Knight Arts Challenge?

  • Why is Knight New Work Miami only focused on theatre, music and dance?

  • I’ve read through the FAQ. How can I learn more about Knight New Work Miami?

  • Who do I contact if I have questions?