Sweat Records


5505 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33137
Tel. (786) 693-9309

Not sure if you caught the news but in December the Knight Arts Challenge was renewed in South Florida for three more years!

As you probably know, little old Sweat Records has now been granted twice.  We used funds from the first one to launch SweatShopMiami.com, build our Event-O-Matic WordPress plug-in (that’s now been downloaded over 9,300 times worldwide), present three free Sweatstock festivals, and put out some new local vinyl.  The second grant was just announced and we have some great projects ahead!

That said, if you have a great idea for the arts in South Florida YOU should apply!  They’re going to start taking applications for the 2013 KAC next week!  That’s plenty of time to brainstorm…

From Knight: There are just three simple rules: 1. The idea is about the arts; 2. The project takes place in or benefits South Florida and 3. You must find funding to match the Knight Foundation grant

The first round application is just a short paragraph outlining your idea. 

This might be world’s easiest grant application.

Here’s a great blog post with all the info and tons of resources about the contest and the application process.  They are accepting applications from February 4th through March 4th.  We wish you all the best of luck!

Screen Shot 2013-01-10 at 9.18.19 AMMe accepting our 2012 KAC award with Knight president and CEO Alberto Ibargüen and Miami program director Matt Haggman
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    Tuesday, 3/20: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Tuesday, 3/27: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Saturday, 3/31 @ Wynwood Yard: Miami Girls Rock Camp’s 2nd Annual CARNIVAL OF SOUNDS FUNdraiser! Come out for live performances by Afrobeta and Emily Sheila, plus DJs, games, activities, a huge raffle, and much more. 12-6pm, all ages welcome, full info here.

    Thursday, 4/12 @ O Cinema Wynwood: Sweat Records + O Cinema’s Music Movie Series presents a special one-night-only official screening of  Distant Sky: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Live In Copenhagen! Performing new album Skeleton Tree’s exquisite compositions alongside their essential catalogue, the band’s first shows in 3 years provoked an ecstatic response in fans, critics and band alike, renewing a profound and intimate relationship wherever they played. The band’s acclaimed tour started in Australia in January 2017 before tearing across the USA and ending in Europe, with some of the best reviews of their decorated career. 9:30pm screening, tickets available here.

    Saturday, 4/21: Holy s#*t it’s Record Store Day 2018! Mark your calendars and stay tuned.