- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/12 to 09/30/14
- Focus Area
- Knight Arts Challenge
To share local history through the arts by creating the Liberty City Renaissance, a year-round series featuring local African-American artists and culture.
The Miami Children’s Initiative will launch a cultural movement that shares local history using the arts, inspires and showcases local African-American artists, and encourages the creativity of the next generation of performing and visual artists. The project includes a jazz series led by the musician Nicole Henry and the Orchestral Academy for Liberty City’s kids from 4- to 18-years-old in partnership with the Miami Music Project. The initiative will establish Liberty City Renaissance Arts Council responsible for commissioning work from local artists and maintaining a robust and lively online presence.
The Miami Children’s Initiative is creating a community‐based network that develops, coordinates and provides quality education, accessible health care, youth development programs, opportunities for employment – all ingredients for safe neighborhoods for children and families.