Excerpt from The Miami Herald, article by Ana Veciana-Suarez
This is the eighth year for the Knight Arts Challenge, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The challenge is meant to encourage individual artists, collectives and small arts organizations to submit ideas that make art accessible to all of South Florida as well as explore the community’s most challenging issues. The Foundation received about 1,300 entries from all over South Florida’s tri-county area. Victoria Rogers, Vice President for Arts at the Knight Foundation, said the Knight Arts Challenge looks for good arts ideas that help the community on a grassroots level. In addition, the individual or organization must have the ability to raise matching funds.
The Betsy Writer’s Room program, Escribe Aquí / Write Here, was among 53 Knight Arts Challenge grant winners;
“Festival Showcases Ibero-American Literature, The Betsy-South Beach, $50,000. Celebrating Ibero-American poetry, literature, scholarship and experience through Escribe Aqui/Write Here, a multiday bilingual festival fueled by ongoing cultural programming to champion Miami’s diversity.”
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