Microtheater productions performed in shipping containers, a virtual reality film about Stiltsville and a Liberty City art project memorializing segregation are among 43 concepts that will share $2.5 million in challenge grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The announcement came Monday when the Knight Foundation celebrated its 10th year of Knight Arts Challenge grants. Since 2005, the foundation has given more than $122 million to South Florida cultural organization, with more than $32 million of that in arts challenge grants. The challenge recognizes ideas for projects across the region from both individuals and organizations. All grantees must find funds to match the Knight commitment. In addition to the grants, the foundation recognized 25 Knight Arts Champions for their vision and support of Miami’s cultural community. They include authors, artists, civic leaders and organizational leaders. Each designated $10,000 in donations to a favored cultural institution. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW Grantees The 2017 grants go to: Arts For Learning — $80,000 for exploring a chapter of Miami’s history through an art project in which Liberty City students study the remains of the segregation wall on Northwest 12th Avenue and create a living memorial for the site. Bass Museum — $100,000 for Curator Culture at The Bass, a public conversation series led by Tom Healy that brings together the brightest minds in arts and pop culture to ask: What is really worth our time to look at, listen to, touch, or talk about? Borscht Corporation — $150,000 to ensure Miami women filmmakers’ stories are told in film by expanding funding and support for their work through the NoBroZone grant program. Buskerfest Miami — $45,000 to make music accessible by celebrating international Make Music Day with performances augmented by interactive technology in public spaces throughout the city. Dehja Carrington — $90,000 to inspire a new generation of art collectors and create a much-needed marketing platform for Miami artists through Commissioner, a quarterly series where local artists create works