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:

    Saturday, 6/25: Little River's Night of Light activates art spaces and small businesses all over Little River and Little Haiti. At Sweat we'll have local DJs spinning vinyl from 6-9pm, full info here.

    Sunday, 6/26: Sweat Records + Deja Vu Audio South present the debut Miami session of Classic Album Sundays! Come out for an immersive experience featuring a presentation and audiophile playback of The Smiths' 1986 album "The Queen Is Dead", plus complimentary PBR and pizza! Reserve your space for just $5 here.

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

    Saturday, 7/9: Live@Sweat presents the release party for Miami post punk twang trio AXE AND THE OAK's new full-length vinyl album Electrocution! They'll be performing live on the Sweat stage along with special guests SUMO and ROSES. Doors at 7pm, no cover, RSVP here.

    Tuesday, 7/12: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm

    Wednesday, 7/13 @ O Cinema Wynwood: Sweat Records + O Cinema’s Music Movie Series continues with a very special screening of 1981 cult classic documentary THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, with a post-screening Q&A with director Penelope Spheeris via Skype! Get your tickets now at http://bit.ly/declinemiami