Sweat Records wins $140,000 Knight grant as $2.8 Million goes to local arts projects

By Victor Gonzales

Where local, state, and federal funding of the arts falls short, non-profits like the Knight Foundation are there to step in and help creative folks fully realize their dreams and influence society.

Yesterday, as part of the Knight Arts Challenge, the Knight Foundation divvied up $2.8 million to fund 34 projects that will "bring South Florida together through the arts."

Among the recipients, Sweat Records, which was awarded $140,000 to help ensure Miami's continued growth as a creatively enriching, culturally relevant musical destination.

"Everywhere you go in South Florida, we want you to have an encounter with art," Knight Foundation vice president of the arts Dennis Scholl said in a statement. "Sweat Records forwards that mission by fueling our local indie music scene."

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About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit www.knightfoundation.org.