Sweat Records

RECORD STORE • COFFEE SHOP • EVENT SPACE • EST. 2005, MIAMI

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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  • UPCOMING IN-STORES + SWEAT EVENTS:

    Tuesday, 5/23: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Thursday, 5/25: Come out for the vinyl release party for the new album "Days Of Exile" by VINILOVERSUS! 7pm, all ages welcome, RSVP here.

    Sunday, 5/28: CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS. Join us for a presentation and full audiophile playback of Radiohead's 1997 masterpiece OK Computer. To warm up we'll listen to Tame Impala's fantastic sophomore album Lonerism (2012). The first needle drops at 5:20pm! Reserve your space in advance for $6 or it's $10 at the door. Free pizza, free PBR for 21+. All ages welcome, 5-8pm.

    Tuesday, 5/30: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Saturday, 6/3: LIVE AT SWEAT. Back from tour, two of Miami's heaviest HOLLY HUNT + CRUD! 7-10pm, free and all ages.

    Tuesday, 6/6: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.