ArtCenter awarded a Knight Arts Challenge grant for Art-in-Public Life.
December 1, 2016
We are pleased to announce that ArtCenter/South Florida received a $35,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's 2016 Knight Arts Challenge. ArtCenter's Art-in-Public-Life seeks to bring art into public planning by embedding artists in city governments as part of a residency program that helps to develop solutions to policy concerns.
Art-in-Public-Life builds on a tradition of artists having a meaningful impact on city government by encouraging them to imagine themselves as agents of change. The program will support a one-year residency for an artist whose practice demonstrates a concern with with the social effects of dominant political, urban, and economic configurations. During the residency, the artist will work closely with the City of Miami Beach to develop long-term multi-disciplinary platforms that may address the needs of this rapidly changing city.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that brings South Florida together through the arts. Visit the LINK for the full list of finalists.