Knight Foundation announces call for proposals from Miami artists that leverage technology in their work – Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation announces call for proposals from Miami artists that leverage technology in their work

Knight New Work 2022 will invest in innovative works by South Florida artists, collectives and arts organizations that use technology to create and disseminate art, and enhance the way it’s experienced. 

MIAMI – July 18, 2022 – Art practitioners are leveraging new and emerging technology to create works that serve broader audiences and produce positive impacts. In support of this novel approach, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is launching Knight New Work 2022, a month-long call for proposals for works by Miami and South Florida artists and arts organizations that leverage technology to foster meaningful connections between people and place. 


South Florida-based artists or arts organizations across artistic genres can submit their 2022 Knight New Work proposal from July 18 to August 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Applicants are required to be based in or to have direct ties to Miami or South Florida, their works must premiere in the area and their work must incorporate technology.

The initiative will allocate a total of $500,000 for new works by a selection of winners. Applications will be reviewed by a national panel of artists, practitioners and Knight Foundation staff, and winners will be announced on Monday evening, November 28, 2022.  Knight New Work 2022 winners will convene in Spring 2023 to share works in progress, and all works will premiere by Spring 2024. For a complete list of frequently asked questions, click here. (FAQs are also available in Spanish and Creole.) 


Technology has emerged as an impactful tool to help arts practitioners create works and connect with audiences in new and unprecedented ways. From augmented reality exhibitions to live-streamed performances and beyond, artists have been experimenting with technology to enable new modes of expression through digital transformation. This process allows practitioners to move seamlessly between digital and physical spaces; attract and grow audiences; and help exhibit, critique and preserve art. 

“To say the arts are important is an understatement — art and culture are at the forefront of community building,” said Victoria Rogers, vice president of Knight’s arts program. “By incorporating technology to their work, arts practitioners can impact the lives of many more individuals and entire communities. Knight New Work 2022 seeks to support the constant evolution, resilience and creativity of artists as they find new ways to inspire us, challenge us, and help us connect with each other.” 


Knight believes arts and culture have the unique ability to connect people to place and each other — two elements crucial for building informed and engaged communities, and ultimately a stronger democracy. Knight New Work 2022 builds on the success of the 2020 and 2018 iterations, and celebrates South Florida as a place where quality art is created and experienced. 

“Knight New Work embodies Knight’s commitment to the development and creation of exceptional new work.” said Jennifer Farah, director of Knight’s arts program. “We are enthusiastic to see how local artists and arts organizations are going to push the envelope through the use of technology.”


To apply to Knight New Work 2022, and to see a calendar of in-person and virtual information sessions for prospective applicants, visit


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