Artists in Residence Program for Emerging Artists

Miami Light Project

Date Awarded
Grant Period
10/01/12 to 09/30/15
Focus Area
Knight Arts Challenge

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  • Miami, FL

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To support emerging artists by creating an artist-in-residence program as part of the annual Here & Now Festival, which commissions and presents local works.

Artists will be offered year-round, dedicated rehearsal space at The Light Box and professional development support including workshops on financial, legal and marketing topics. Presenters, managers and agents from across the country will be invited to Miami to attend the performances and speak one-on-one with each of the commissioned artists.

Founded in 1989, the nonprofit Miami Light Project presents live performances by innovative dance, music and theater artists from around the world, supports the development of new work by South Florida-based artists, and offers educational programs for students of every age. Since inception, it has reached a diverse cross-section of communities throughout Miami-Dade County with an extensive outreach effort that includes partnerships with other arts organizations, universities and social service agencies. Miami Light Project is a cultural forum to explore some of the issues that define contemporary society.

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Project Team

Beth Boone

Artistic & Executive Director

Elizabeth Boone, Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project, received her B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and her Master's degree in Theater from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. She was an Artist-in- Residence at Brandeis for 1 year, and following that post she moved to new York to pursue her creative interests in the performing arts. Beth served for six years as a program associate for the AT&T Foundation's Arts & Culture Program, managing the implementation of several nationally and internationally recognized artistic programs.

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