Sergy Odiduro - ArtburstMiami
The awards are just the latest round of funding from Knight New Work 2020, which was created last year to support the performing arts community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The foundation allocated $10,000 each, first to 18 Miami-based artists and art organizations, then to 19 community leaders who got to direct the grant money to a person/group of their choosing.
Oolite Arts launched the contest in cooperation with Miami-Dade County and its chief bay officer, Irela Bague, with the aim of shining a spotlight on South Florida’s once-pristine bay, which suffers from hypersalinity and a host of contaminants including sewage spills, fertilizers and other plastic pollutants. The public has the chance to cast their vote through Wednesday, Aug. 11.