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Feb 23, 2012

Two art leaders join Knight’s national arts advisory committee

Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Today, Knight Foundation welcomes two new art leaders from Miami and San Jose to its national arts advisory committee.

Silvia Karman Cubiñá, executive director and chief curator of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, and Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, executive director of MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, in San Jose join the committee, which is made up of recognized artists and art advocates.

The committee guides Knight on the best ways to promote artistic excellence that engages, inspires and brings communities together.

Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation’s vice president/arts said:

“Both Silvia and Anjee are extraordinary arts advocates committed both to culture and their communities. They each bring extensive knowledge of the arts, and have the experience and dedication to help identify the most engaging ways to bring art to communities.”

Knight Foundation’s arts program features several initiatives, including Random Acts of Culture™, which surprises residents in their everyday lives with engaging cultural experiences.

Additionally, the Knight Arts Challenge in Miami and Philadelphia asks for – and funds – the communities’ best ideas for the arts.

The fifth round of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami launched earlier this week. Members of the South Florida community have until March 19 to submit their best ideas for the arts for a shot at funding.

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