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5 arts organizations in running for Knight grant -- vote today

Five arts organizations — 6th Street Dance Studio, Arts Garage, FUNDarte, LAB Miami and Urgent Inc. — are in the running for $20,000 in the first Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award.

Each of the nominees has a video up at KnightArts.org/peopleschoice. Voters can send a text message to the number on the website to choose their favorite.

Votes can be cast by text through Oct. 22.

The People’s Choice nominees are also finalists for the 2012 Knight Arts Challenge, sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Each group is still eligible for a challenge grant as well as the popular vote award. The Knight Arts Challenge is in its fifth year.

Winners will be announced for both awards on Dec. 3.

LAB Miami, the startup running a co-working space in Wynwood, put on Hack the Bass, the first hackathon for the arts, and many other events in the tech community. Should LAB MIami win, it says it would use the funds to develop a creative-tech education program, including a 3-day tech-art hackathon, where both software and physical art is created.

 Congratulations to LAB and all the finalists.