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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 Nicole Chipi.

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market June at the Reading Terminal Market saw two very different musical performances, and three site-specific performances that continued the new FringeArts in the Market series. This second series was developed as a direct result of the relationship the Market established with FringeArts because of the Knight Arts Challenge. On […]

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By Lindsay Mauck, Young Playwrights “Getting payback because of what happened isn’t going to benefit you at all. Closure? It’s not going to help you with closure… Tito… TITO! Come back! You better not walk out that… (she grabs her coat and car keys)… Each spring, Young Playwrights partners with InterAct Theatre Company to produce […]

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If any one thing can be said about the show “Ouroboros” at Little Berlin, it’s that the artworks within bear very little resemblance to one another. Named after the symbolic serpent devouring its own body starting at its tail, the artworks here consist of self-contained ideas that reflect primarily their own deeply-rooted, personal narratives, with […]

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By Nicole Steinberg, MuralArts Starting this week, we’re dropping behind-the-scenes videos about our Open Source artists and how they’re exploring the diverse communities and neighborhoods of Philadelphia, thanks to their work with Mural Arts. For our first video in this series, we turn the spotlight on Jonathan Monk. Monk is a British artist, now living in […]

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By Victoria Rogers, Knight Foundation Today, I’m excited to celebrate our latest Philadelphia arts grantees – 22 groups receiving $1.48 million. Each of these organizations represents the artistic excellence and audience engagement that Knight is committed to advancing. Our arts program has a two-pronged strategy: We fund large institutions – the ones that provide programming […]

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Even more than two centuries after his death, Benjamin Franklin is frequently hailed as the seminal Philadelphian. His scientific and social breakthroughs still resonate through the city, and far beyond, even today. From his founding of public libraries and fire departments, to inventions like the lightning rod, his legendary reputation provides a surplus of inspiration […]

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Wood grains are clearly visible in each of Matthew Colaizzo‘s prints at Napoleon as part of his solo show “Locality,” but this is no oversight on the part of the artist. Taking cues from zen-inspired landscapes and Japanese printmaking masters like Hokusai, Colaizzo does not seek to dutifully recreate the locations he references, nor does […]

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Beds are undoubtedly one of the most intimate locations in our homes. These plush plateaus represent a refuge from the harsh, noisy world outside with their comfort, their familiarity and their privacy. In bed we sleep, we read, we make love and we relax, but beneath their fabric exteriors, the metallic springy skeletons that form […]

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In keeping with its mission to make art accessible to everyone, regardless of economic means, background or artistic experience, Fleisher Art Memorial will host the 9th Annual ARTspiration festival on June 13. Taking place on the street outside of its historic campus, ARTspiration will provide visitors with a free day of art making, performances, craft […]

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Everything moves in cycles, but the path and purpose of many systems isn’t always evident. At Tiger Strikes Asteroid, artist Joanna Platt traces the potential of some of these circuits across the walls by way of electrical connections that directly reflect the post-industrial landscape of the building in which the gallery resides. But these meandering […]

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