Oolite Arts, one of Miami’s largest support organizations for local artists, will offer its resident artists a $1,000-a-month housing stipend to ease the impact of the city’s affordability crisis, thanks to new funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The housing stipend for resident visual artists will be offered beginning in 2024.
“As a cultural community, we need to find ways to ensure that artists who chose to make South Florida their home can afford to live here. The arts sector, which is one of Miami’s greatest assets, will only thrive if we find solutions. We’re excited Knight Foundation has stepped forward to help our resident artists bridge the financial gap,” said Dennis Scholl, Oolite Arts’ president and CEO in a written statement.