I want to send a big CONGRATULATIONS shout out to Sweat Records for winning a $150,000 grant by the Knights Arts Challenge headed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. They were one of about a dozen or so recipients of a grant from this year’s competition. Since opening up shop in 2005, Sweat Records has definitely become a staple in Miami’s music scene. They receive the award with much promise and one of the highlighted projects under their grant include the creation and support of a locally based â€œe-commerce siteâ€ focused on South Florida made music. Here’s what the foundation wrote:
This grant will help Sweat Records, a store and community resource that offers live performances, film screenings and an art gallery, strengthen and expand its cultural offerings. Sweat Records will hold additional workshops on a variety of cultural and educational topics. In addition, Sweat Records will develop an e-commerce site showcasing music and other goods made in South Florida.
Sweat Records was established in 2005 in order to unite and strengthen Miami’s growing independent music scene. After surviving Hurricane Wilma destroying its first location, Sweat has settled into its permanent home: a full storefront, organic coffee bar and event space next door to Churchill’s Pub in Little Haiti. Sweat supports local artists and presents over 100 diverse events every year to further enrich Miami’s cultural offerings. Visit www.sweatrecordsmiami.com.
Watch the video below below for a little further info. Once again, congrats to the Sweat Records family. This only proves that positivity and dedication to your local community DOES pay off in the long run.