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Earlier this week, we opened the Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul, where we’re looking to fund innovative ideas for the arts. Since this is the challenge’s first year in St. Paul, we thought we’d compile a list of resources and strategies on how to best approach your application ahead of the May 5 deadline. […]

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Here we go, Detroit! 2014 is going to be an exciting year for the arts in Detroit. Yes, there are challenges. But we at Knight Foundation believe that Detroit is taking every opportunity to move forward with a vision that honors the city’s history and makes room for new ideas, new ways of working and […]

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Hey South Florida, it’s that time of year again! The humidity is letting up and the arts community is prepping for our annual pilgrimage of arts enthusiasts. We’re prepping too. We will announce this year’s winners of the Knight Arts Challenge on Dec. 2. Before we do, we need your help. It’s time for YOU […]

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The City of Philadelphia ended its Knight-sponsored City Hall Presents series with a free concert by the beloved homegrown talent, Kurt Vile. The enigmatic musician is a big supporter of Philly and last night, the city loved back. Vile was presented with the Liberty Bell Award and August 28 was proclaimed “Kurt Vile Day.” For […]

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  Wow, Detroit. You completely blew us away. After receiving a record-breaking 1,400 applications to this year’s Knight Arts Challenge, we weren’t sure what to expect. And then we started reading… STAY UPDATED Register here for updates on the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge. What we found was a community bursting with creative, innovative and distinctly DETROIT ideas. […]

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This Thursday, I’ll be at MOCAD in Detroit, to talk with folks and answer questions about the Knight Arts Challenge, which is offering a share of $3 million to local arts and cultural projects. We’ll be talking a lot on Thursday about how to make your application stand out, in addition to the nuts-and-bolts of challenge requirements, […]

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We had a great turnout last night at Fort Lauderdale’s Cinema Paradiso, our first of 4 Community Q & A sessions on the Knight Arts Challenge that are taking place this week around South Florida.  We wanted to share what’s on people’s minds ahead of the March 4 application deadline, and some tips and insights […]

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Knight program staff will answer questions about the Knight Arts Challenge at a Town Hall meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday March 14  at the Little Haiti Cultural Center. A Q&A in Spanish will follow at 7 p.m., and a Creole-speaking interpreter will attend. Applications will be accepted through March 19. This five-year, $40 million initiative by […]

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This post, written by Knight Foundation Arts Program Associate, Tatiana Hernandez, was originally published on the American for the Arts’ Blog. People have looked to the arts to help define their communities and create a sense of place for generations. So, why are we so excited about creative placemaking today? Perhaps it has something to do with […]

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