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By Chaney Harter, Campus Philly One year ago, Campus Philly launched a program that, in the hands of college students, unlocks the entire spectrum of Philadelphia’s arts and culture communities, thanks to the generous funding of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Through free membership in Open Arts, students gain access to free […]

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By Laura Bruney and Sonia Hendler,  Arts & Business Council Miami When talking entrepreneurialism, innovation and Miami all roads lead to Matt Haggman. As Miami Program Director for Knight Foundation he is a visionary that is facilitating the growth of a technology and start-up boom in our community. His change making leadership can be seen […]

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Inside WetLand

Published on August 23, 2014 by in Philadelphia

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By Mary Mattingly, FringeArts.com Mary Mattingly and a group of artists, engineers, and environmentalists have been working together for the past two months constructing the floating, mobile habitat, and public art installation, WetLand. A completely autonomous ecosystem, WetLand has rainwater collection and purification, greywater filtration, dry compost systems, outdoor vegetable gardens, live chickens, and bees. […]

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By Jocelyn Hagen Growing up as an only child in the country, outside a small town in North Dakota, allowed me to spend a lot of time inside my head. Being creative was a part of my everyday life, just as it is now. Through the years I became very comfortable in my mostly singular […]

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By Austin, Next Notes intern The title of “composer” immediately evokes images of men in powdered wigs writing a strictly formulated sonata for the harpsichord. While this scenario does demonstrate the role of some composers, it all too often pushes young adults from this activity that defies the myriad assumptions surrounding it. Composing music is […]

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This month, five Detroit arts groups are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, a $20,000 prize the winner can use for a project of their choice. The award is one of the ways Knight aims to bring attention to small arts organizations and their impact on the city. Here, KnightArts.org has a […]

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By Peter E. Leggett, Walker West Music Academy At Walker West Music Academy, we know that parents play a pivotal role in developing young musicians. Today, we are celebrating two Walker West parents for the years they dedicated to helping their children explore, learn and grow through music. Danita and Dewayne Jackson gave their sons […]

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This month, five Detroit arts groups are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, a $20,000 prize the winner can use for a project of their choice. The award is one of the ways Knight aims to bring attention to small arts organizations and their impact on the city. Here, KnightArts.org has a […]

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By Serlin Quah, ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network The second installment of Life of Leo, where artist David Szlasa re-stages Leonardo DiCaprio films, with himself recast in DiCaprio’s role and recorded in front of an audience. Performed in front of a green screen, the artist recasts himself as Jack Dawson in Titanic, layered back […]

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This month, five Detroit arts groups are vying for the Knight Arts Challenge People’s Choice Award, a $20,000 prize the winner can use for a project of their choice. The award is one of the ways Knight aims to bring attention to small arts organizations and their impact on the city. Here, KnightArts.org has a […]

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