Najja Moon is a former athlete turned artist who believes that art is utilitarian. Her work connects two seemingly different worlds — the church and the arena — by meditating on the spirit of community that exists within their walls
Najja's Knight New Work project, "The Huddle is a Prayer Circle," is an immersive installation and interactive performance that encompasses sound, scripture and movement.
Learn more about Najja and the Knight New Work 2020 winners at kf.org/knw2020winners.
Inspired by the resilience and creativity displayed by artists during the pandemic, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched Knight New Work 2020. The open call sought ideas from Miami artists to create new works that reimagine how the performing arts are created and experienced during the pandemic and beyond. The New Work program will invest up to $500,000 in total to support Miami artists to create their new works, with first-round winners each receiving grants of $10,000 to develop new concepts in dance, music or theater. Among the winners, a smaller group will be chosen next year to receive additional funding to fully produce and showcase their work for Miami audiences in 2021.
Video produced by Kismet Creative Studio.