San Jose and Silicon Valley

The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in San Jose and Silicon Valley that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Special Assistant to the VP/Community and National Initiatives George Abbott.

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NEWS RELEASE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 6, 2011) Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today are launching an eight-city  competition seeking new models for local arts journalism in the digital age. The initiative seeks to rethink how traditional media systems function, harnessing the latest tools and technology to […]

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Cross posted from http://www.nea.gov/artworks/ Today the National Endowment for the Arts along with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched the Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge, a pilot competition in eight Knight communities to inspire new, innovative models for local, high-quality arts coverage and criticism. The NEA’s Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa and Knight’s […]

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By Margot Helm, Opera San Jose It’s finally feeling like summer in California, and Opera San José hopes to encourage everyone in the Bay Area to get outside and enjoy the lovely days even more by offering two free outdoor concerts! At each event, the company’s Resident Artists will perform a selection of arias, duets […]

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Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts are launching an eight-city competition seeking new models for local arts journalism in the digital age. Details will be announced by Knight and NEA July 6.

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The Random Act of Culture® love continues to spread. HuffPost named Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation VP/Arts and Random Act of Culture® creator, its Greatest Person of the Day Monday, June 20. The HuffPost piece outlines Random Act of Culture’s intention (“Scholl wondered if the most modern way of promoting classical music and performance was to […]

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By Evy Schiffman, Marketing & Communications Director, Community School of Music and Arts For teacher Celeyce Matthews, the words – “Witnessing the transformational power of the arts” – really ring true. Celeyce teaches in the Art4Schools program of the Knight Arts-funded Community School of Music and Arts at Lyndale School, part of the Alum Rock Union […]

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By Judith Kleinberg, Knight Foundation Program Director for San Jose and Silicon Valley Saturday, May 7th, 2011, was “Knight night” at Opera San José, a free night of opera made possible by a grant from Knight Foundation.  The beautifully restored downtown California Theatre was the scene of a capacity crowd  to attend a performance of […]

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By Margot Helm, Opera San José Imagine, if you will, a completely full house at the theatre- one comprised entirely of individuals who had never seen a live opera before, or not within the last five years. The singers, orchestra and crew are close to the end of a successful run of La bohème—one of […]

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By Karen Park, Arts Program Manager, Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose The San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with EmcArts has selected seventeen local San Jose arts organizations for New Pathways for the Arts|San Jose, a model innovation program directed by EmcArts, a leading not-for-profit provider of innovation services for the […]

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There’s a little celebration going on today amongst the contributors and staffers of KnightArts.org. This is our 1,000th post! KnightArts.org was started by Knight Foundation as a way to inform and engage the community about the Knight Arts Challenge in Miami. It has grown into an internationally read commentary on culture in America. We are […]

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