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Each year since 2008, Knight Foundation has asked South Florida, “What’s your best idea for the arts?” Looking back on the growth of the arts in our community these past seven years is astounding. Last year, we celebrated the opening of the Perez Art Museum of Miami, YoungArts’ new home in the Bacardi Building, and […]

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Today, we are excited to announce the 42 winners of this year’s St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge. Our first year of the contest in St. Paul saw the highest per capita response for any arts challenge in history, with 868 submissions! Ideas poured in from all corners of the community and across all disciplines. We […]

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We are excited to announce 69 finalists for this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in St. Paul. This spring, we asked the community for their best ideas for the arts. More than 850 people shared their passion and projects with us. Our panel of 10 local readers — artists and arts leaders from a variety of […]

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Thank you, Detroit. For the second year of the Knight Arts Challenge, we received close to 1,000 thoughtful ideas for how the arts can play a role in engaging people in creative play, in the development of new and innovative artistic forms and in the importance of building a supportive community for artists, to name […]

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Above: Poets from the Omari Hardwick Blueapple Poetry Networks, a program of the Jason Taylor Foundation. Photo credit: O, Miami/Gesi Schilling. I’m excited to share the list of 75 finalists in this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in South Florida.  This year, we received more than 1,100 ideas from artists, thinkers and South Florida’s creative community. Each was […]

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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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