Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia: Now Accepting ApplicationsBy Shannon Collins |
Now in it’s third year, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is now accepting applications for the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia through October 15th.
Anyone can apply — from nonprofits and businesses to artists and organizations — to enter the $9 million community-wide contest, which is seeking the best ideas for the arts in Philadelphia. The contest was designed simply to encourage applicants who aren’t traditional grant seekers to fill out the initial two-question application, which is now available at KnightArts.org.
There are just three simple rules:
- The idea must be about the arts
- The project must take place in or benefit Philadelphia
- The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment, within a year
“We’re looking for arts ideas that inspire the community to build a better future together and make Philadelphia a more vibrant place to live,” says Donna Frisby-Greenwood, Philadelphia program director for Knight Foundation.
Launched in 2010, the challenge has awarded $5.4 million to 71 ideas to date. Preview winners, selected from more than 3,000 applications, have included the likes of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation and University City District.
Knight Foundation will host two community information sessions in October, giving interested applicants the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the initiative.
Finalists for the challenge will be announced and asked for more detailed proposals in early 2013, with winners named in the spring.blog comments powered by Disqus