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, 2/14: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Tuesday, 2/21: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.

    Thursday, 2/23: Celebrate the release of the brand new music book Lindo Sonho Delirante: 100 Psychedelic Records From Brazil (1968-1975)! Author Bento Araujo will be on hand to give a presentation about Brazilian psychedelic music and sign copies of the book. Snacks provided. 7-9pm, free. RSVP here.

    Sunday, 2/26: At Classic Album Sundays, hear some of the greatest records of all time on a mind-blowing audiophile sound system brought in by Deja Vu Audio South. This month's album is John Coltrane's A Love Supreme (1965) and we'll also be playing Flying Lotus' Cosmogramma (2010). Reserve your space in advance for $6 at http://bit.ly/CAScoltrane or pay $10 cash at the door.

    Tuesday, 2/28: Emerge Miami Meeting, 7-8pm.