FRESH ART INTERNATIONAL RADIO TO EXPAND REACH AND COVERAGE OF SOUTH FLORIDA ARTS AS RECIPIENT OF $50,000 KNIGHT ARTS CHALLENGE GRANT FROM THE JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION
Here’s the official release!
Dec. 4, 2017 (MIAMI) – Independent curator, founder and host of Fresh Art International, Cathy Byrd will now be able to widen the impact and intensify the coverage of her Miami-based internet art talk radio show thanks to a $50,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant award from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The weekly program Ms. Byrd launched on Jolt Radio in late 2016 heightens the global exposure of the revolutionary culture makers transforming Miami and South Florida. With Knight Foundation funds, she will continue to spark meaningful and engaging conversations, reach new listeners, spotlight emerging arts initiatives, host remote live streaming radio events and syndicate the Fresh Art International show—spotlighting and encouraging those who energize the region’s year-round cultural eco-system.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge funds the best ideas for bringing South Florida together through the arts.
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About Fresh Art International
Launched from a park bench in Brooklyn in 2011, Fresh Art International began as an audio podcast. Curator Cathy Byrd was one of the first to use the podcast as an online medium to produce, share and archive critical conversations about the international contemporary art and culture scene. Now based in Miami, FL, the open source art media platform features a radio show and podcast with more than 100 conversations, 25,000 monthly listeners and 10,000 followers.
About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation is a national foundation with strong local roots that invests in journalism, in the arts, and in the success of cities where brothers John S. and James L. Knight once published newspapers. The Foundation’s goal is to foster informed and engaged communities essential for a healthy democracy.
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