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New: Knight Arts Challenge in Akron

Knight Foundation just announced a new $6 million investment in the arts in Akron: $3 million will go to five of the city’s anchor arts institutions, and another $3 million will be distributed through the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest funding the best ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts.

Find out more about more about the Knight Arts Challenge in Akron, launching in the summer of 2015.

Read ongoing coverage of our current grantees below.

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Akron is having a musical moment & the Huff Post has noticed. Reporter Daryl Rowland writes: “Imagine a great night to go out to hear music and great city to do it in. Were you thinking Monday Nights in Akron, Ohio?You may be surprised to learn that some of the most accomplished musicians and songwriters […]

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Put your search for deep meaning on the back burner and move your eager and serious enjoyment of movement and dance to the front when DANCECLEVELAND, a Knight Arts grantee, brings Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to E.J Thomas Performing Arts Hall on Sunday, October 5. The 18-year-old contemporary ballet company is cooking up three powerful […]

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The call went out, and the responses rolled in. In July, Akron Area Arts Alliance (a Knight arts grantee) announced a Juried Mural Competition for a public art project to decorate the wall of Akron Design & Costume, a local masquerade and year-round costume shop. In doing so, the AAA aims to bring public art […]

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A new arts initiative for Akron

Published on 20 September 2014 by in Akron, All Communities

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Last year, Knight and the GAR Foundation released a survey on the arts in Akron that was telling. Related Link Akron arts community receives $6 million boost from Knight Foundation – KF Press release (09/21/14) Sign up for Knight Arts Challenge in Akron email updates We found a real hunger for arts and culture in […]

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There’s an old saying that if you want a standing ovation, play the national anthem at the end. Well, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, a Knight Arts grantee, did just that, but would have received a standing ovation in any case. At the September 13 concert, Akron Symphony Orchestra celebrated the 200th anniversary to the day […]

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Someone who, when watching movies only selects action/adventure or comedy from the genre list, may not enjoy None Too Fragile’s production of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Sunset Limited.” But worry not; there’s a lot going for it. McCarthy’s dark drama has very little action. Director Sean Derry has provided stage directions – with the two characters […]

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Things must have really been in super-hype mode in the week leading up to opening for Weathervane Playhouse, a Knight Arts grantee, in its production of “The Roar of the Greasepaint – the Smell of the Crowd.” As the curtain went up, it was apparent that actor David Dukeman was on book, on the stage, […]

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It’s not often you get to laugh out loud at an art museum when looking at an exhibit, but you might when viewing the wryly funny, frequently ribald and ironically clever drawings by young artist Trenton Doyle Hancock that are on display at the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee. More than 300 sketches, […]

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Good morning America, how are ya? If that railroad allusion rings a bell, then go to the Akron Art Museum, a Knight Arts grantee, and take in one of its stellar and current exhibits. This one features works drawn from the Akron Art Museum’s extensive photography collection and several loaned works and is called “Along […]

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The Akron Civic Theatre, a Knight Arts grantee, is beginning a new series called Club @ The Civic. It’s to be an intimate cabaret-style setting taking place on the main stage where other performers have worked successfully. To kick it off, the first Club @ the Civic will feature now Akron area artist Helen Welch, […]

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