Random Acts of Culture ™ arrived with a bang in San Jose last week as Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale surprised audiences with spontaneous performances of Amazing Grace, Simple Gifts and Shenandoah.
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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.
By Alan Rapp, Managing Editor for New City Reader For the past six weeks, a weekly newsprint publication, the New City Reader, has been produced on the gallery floor of New York’s New Museum. One of several projects installed in the context of the exhibition, “The Last Newspaper,” the New City Reader takes on fundamental […]
Who loves Random Acts of Culture™? You do! Knight Foundation’s national initiative to bring the classics out of the performance halls and onto the streets has caught your eye – to the tune of over 500,000 page views on KnightArts.org and three million YouTube hits, most notably the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s performance of Hallelujah […]
The nominations are in, and two Knight Arts films are up for a 2010 Suncoast Emmy. Our 30-minute documentary of the 2008 Knight Arts Challenge is nominated in the Arts/Entertainment Program category. Subjects include Art Center/South Florida, Leggo My Demo and the New World School of the Arts. Sunday’s Best, an eight-minute film documenting the […]
Today is the last day to enter the LeBron James Poetry Contest – submit your entry today and join the conversation. The contest has solicited over 1,000 entries to date and is being covered by ESPN, the New Yorker and NPR. What do you have to say? Are you so happy (or depressed) that LeBron […]
While visiting San Jose I was able to visit the artist residency program at the Montalvo Arts Center. Set on a 350-acre estate just southwest of San Jose, it is a multidisciplinary program that includes a culinary residency! I’ve often wondered why the culinary arts aren’t included in more fine arts programs. Artists live in […]
As part of the Knight national art program I’ve been traveling around to the eight Knight resident cities (Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, Saint Paul and San Jose). This week found me in San Jose for the launch of the ZERO1 Biennial, an exhibition that melds art and technology, where I spoke at the […]
Paul R. Jacoway’s “Final Edition: Journalism According to Jack and Jim Knight” was presented with a regional Emmy Award on June 19, by the lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The documentary, which first aired on October 26, 2009 in Akron, Ohio, follows the Knight family, from their days of […]
From September 16-19, 2010 Silicon Valley will morph into a biennial playground as contemporary artists, engineers, designers, musicians, and creative thinkers from around the world participate in the 2010 01SJ Biennial taking place in San Jose, CA the heart of Silicon Valley. Today Doniece Sandoval, of ZER01, checks in with a preview. Read below for […]
Last year the Knight Foundation made a $1,000,000 grant to United States Artists, an organization that celebrates and supports the individual artist in America. Each Knight award comes with an additional $5,000 grant for the artist to create a community engagement event. Today, our United States Artist Knight fellow Sophiline Cheam Shapiro checks in with an […]