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We had a great turnout last night at Fort Lauderdale’s Cinema Paradiso, our first of 4 Community Q & A sessions on the Knight Arts Challenge that are taking place this week around South Florida.
We wanted to share what’s on people’s minds ahead of the March 4 application deadline, and some tips and insights that Matt Haggman, previous winners and I shared.
Several people asked how to make their application stand out. Here’s the advice we offered:
Willie Stewart, a previous challenge winner, gave the best tip of the night: “Be honest and sincere, and the Knight Foundation will feel it.”
Here are few other quick questions – and our answers:
We have three more Community Q & A sessions this week. The schedule is below. Hope to see you there.
Thanks again to all of our hosts for these gatherings: Broward County Cultural Division, WPBT, Business for the Arts of Broward, Arts and Cultural Center of Hollywood, the Opa-locka CDC, Hot 105, WEDR, M Ensemble, Urgent Inc., Miami Children’s Initiative, Miami-Dade County Division of Cultural Affairs, Miami New Times, Cannonball, Miami Light Project, Sweat Records, Bass Museum of Art, Bas Fisher Invitational, Karen Peterson Dancers and ArtSouth.
By Tatiana Hernandez, arts associate at Knight Foundation