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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Philadelphia that can create transformational change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood.

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By Lillian Dunn, SPACES program manager The SPACES Artists-in-Residence program at The Village of Arts and Humanities in Philadelphia, a winner of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge, offers a new spin on the artist residency model. Instead of working in remote solitude, SPACES artists move into colorful row homes in the heart of North Philadelphia. More “residents” […]

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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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For a decade, The Clay Studio has awarded $15,000 to 30 emerging ceramics artists through its annual Marge Brown Kalodner Graduate Student Exhibition. Fourteen of these participants have gone on to become residents artists at the Clay Studio, a Knight Arts grantee. Now in its eleventh year, the exhibition draws from some of the best […]

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As daunting a space as The Icebox at Crane Arts is, Ryan McCartney and Tim Belknap seem to have the process of exhibiting in it down to some sort of science. Along with artist and curator Anna Neighbor, the three have set up an exhibition that is as contemplative as it is expansive, the former […]

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Inside WetLand

Published on 23 August 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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Hungry? Considering walking to the refrigerator for a midnight bite? Maggie Casey may have different plans for your snacking routine, but mostly for your art-viewing routine. At Napoleon, the sculpture and installation artist explores form and happenstance via an improvisational process that allows her objects to all but make themselves. By exploring the hazy territory […]

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Starting the summer off with new Executive Director Gaby Heit was already exciting news for Da Vinci Art Alliance (DVAA), the South Philadelphia exhibition and studio space, and now that she has been at the helm, DVAA has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Aside from reorganizing and updating the location for new types of […]

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At Ryan Wilson Kelly‘s show “Confabulation” at the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym (PSG), he uses his theatrical sensibilities, as well as his absurd sense of humor, to assemble a veritable natural history museum of strange creatures, such as a giant snake, a ghost, a pink gorilla, a pterodactyl, and… Teddy Roosevelt? Knight Arts grantee PSG hosts […]

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By Nicole Rupersburg This story was originally published in the Knight-funded Creative Exchange. For more stories of community transformation through the arts, please visit Creative Exchange at SpringboardExchange.org. The hardest thing about making a life as an artist is actually making a life as an artist. That’s where Artists U comes in. Andrew Simonet is […]

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Gary Petersen is first and foremost a painter, but it seems that he’s got a knack for installation too, as evidenced by his solo show, “zip line tow rope,” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. The New York-based artist has wound up in Philly for the exhibit curated by Alexis Granwell, which includes his largest site-specific mural […]

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