Knight Foundation donates $23 M. to support the arts in South Florida

By Michael H. Miller

Just in time for the art world to arrive in Miami Beach for the fairs, the Knight Foundation has announced a gift of $23 million in funding for the arts in South Florida. This brings the foundation’s total donations to the arts in the area to $86 million over the last six years.

Some institutions that will benefit from this donation include the Wolfsonian-FIU, which houses a collection of important art and design objects from the modern era; the Miami City Ballet; and the Design and Architecture High School and the New World School of the Arts. The foundation will also extend its Knight Arts Challenge, which offers funding from a $9 million endowment to arts-related projects.

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