2022 Knight Arts Champions – Knight Foundation

2022 Knight Arts Champions

Every year, as part of the Knight New Work winners announcement, Knight names Knight Arts Champions, a group of South Florida community leaders who have contributed to our region’s rich arts and culture scene. The Champions direct $10,000, provided by Knight, to local artists or arts organization of their choice. For the first time, Knight is also spotlighting a group of local arts leaders under the age of 30 — the 2022 Emerging Arts Champions.

Meet the 2022 Knight Arts Champions

Ray Breslin

Recipient: Miami New Drama

william cordova

Recipient: Barnyard Children's Community Center

Nilo Cruz

Recipient: Briged Baker, Briged Baker Whole Project

Carol Damian

Recipient: Coral Gables Museum

Donette Francis

Recipient: Kelly Robotham, Herman Payne

Michelle Grant Murray

Recipient: Florida Black Dance Artists Organization

Barbara Hulanicki

Recipient: Design Lab Give

Melissa Hunter Davis

Recipient: Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Marialaura Leslie

Recipient: Florida Cultural Alliance, in honor of Michael Spring

Rafi Maldonado

Recipient: Mike Eidson, Sanctuary of the Arts

Peter Menéndez

Recipient: Locust Projects

Christopher Norwood

Recipient: Hampton Art Lovers, Inc

Patricia Papper

Recipient: Mark Fleuridor

Rene Rodriguez

Recipient: Cosford Cinema, University of Miami

Melody Santiago Cummings

Recipient: O, Miami's The Sunroom

Debra Scholl

Recipient: Locust Projects and Pérez Art Museum Miami

Mindy Solomon

Recipient: Dimensions Variable

Mikhaile Solomon

Recipient: Sugarcane Magazine

John Stuart

Recipient: Chris Friday

Dorothy Terrell

Recipient: New World Symphony – College Track Mentoring Program & Pérez Art Museum Miami, PAMM Fund for Black Art

Walid Wahad

Recipient: Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) Maestro Eduardo Marturet and Athina K De Marturet

Melissa Wallen

Recipient: Fountainhead Residency

Meet the 2022 Emerging Arts Champions

Noah Cribb

Recipient: Buen Provecho Club

Design and Architecture Senior High School (DASH) students

Recipient: Kennedy's Kids Foundation

Brooks Landegger

Recipient: Miami City Ballet

Thea Humphries

Recipient: New World Symphony