Miami on Stage Knight New Works

FUNDarte, Inc.

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

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To strengthen the local performing arts by providing seed funding for new works for local companies and artists.

FUNDarte will use Knight Foundation funding to strengthen the performing arts scene by commissioning three original contemporary performance works by Miami-based artist companies. As an outgrowth of FUNDarte’s three-year-old Miami on Stage series, which presents completed full-length works by local artists, the Knight New Works component will select three projects to fully produce, present and tour to two additional locations in greater Miami. FUNDarte will also offer managerial and logistical support to the artist-driven works.

FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary nonprofit dedicated to producing, presenting and promoting music, theater, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami’s diverse cultures, with a special emphasis on artists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain. FUNDarte works to nurture emerging artists and those with little or no exposure to South Florida audiences, to facilitate intercultural and international exchanges, and to provide local audiences and artists with educational opportunities that expand their creative, critical and social perspectives.

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Ever Chavez

Founder and Executive Director

Ever is a master of production and promotion of music, theater, special events and fine arts. He has an academic and professional background in Theater, Dance, Music and Special Events Production and his career of nearly 20 years spans from Cuba, to Europe and the U.S., In 2003, Ever founded FUNDarte and has further rooted himself as a highly respected Arts Presenter and Producer, recognized for this ability to work with artists in making their art more accessible to broader audiences. In Cuba, Ever served as Executive Producer of the world renowned Cuban theater company El Publico, for over a decade. Based in Havana, El Publico became one of the most successful international touring theater companies in Cuba’s history under Ever’s visionary leadership. Prior to FUNDarte, upon recolating to the U.S. from Cuba, he worked as Production and Program Coordinator for Miami’s Artemis Performance Network, the legendary Teatro Avante and Miami Dade College’s Cultural Affairs Department’s internationally acclaimed Cultura del Lobo Performance Series.

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