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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 Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market In January, Reading Terminal Market continued its Knight-Foundation-funded series, Music @ the Market, with two performing groups anchored by a mother-daughter duo and deeply rooted in American traditions. On January 11, the Market featured the Celtic and French Canadian music of Mist Covered Mountains. This quartet features fiddler Donna […]

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“They don’t make ‘em like they used to…” is a phrase often uttered by tired idealists or anyone who waxes poetic about the benefits of real wood over particle board. It is worth noting that none of the people exhibiting work at Fjord this month really fit this description. Nick Van Zanten, Magali Hébert-Huot and […]

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By Jacob Winterstein, The Philadelphia Poetry Slam A year and a half ago I decided to leave my full-time salaried position as a Development Director at a great non-profit to try and turn my part time passions into a full time living. I wanted to write and perform more poetry, use our Knight grant to […]

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At The Art Department in Fishtown, the renovated deli storefront serves many functions – including acting as an exhibition space, a small boutique selling original handmade goods, and a learning destination that hosts art-making workshops and DIY tutorials. On Friday, January 9th, Amber Art & Design provided refuge from the chilly January weather with the […]

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Victor Spinski was, by all accounts, a distinctive individual whose personality carried through to each of his many nuanced artworks. The Clay Studio, a Knight Arts grantee, is currently exhibiting a retrospective of the late ceramic artist’s career that originated at West Chester University’s Knauer Gallery before making its way to Philadelphia. Full of visual […]

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By Ann Mintz, Reading Terminal Market Reading Terminal Market celebrated the winter holidays throughout the month of December with an unprecedented seven performances: six scheduled, and one popup. The festivities began on Saturday, December 6 with a popup performance by the Philadelphia Freedom Band. The Freedom Band is comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and […]

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For some people, a dilapidated building is a safety hazard, a burden on real estate prices, or merely an eyesore. On the other hand, for people like Jeffrey Stockbridge, they are places that tell stories and offer an opportunity to peer into the past. At the Painted Bride Art Center, a series of Stockbridge’s photographs […]

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By Lillian Dunn, SPACES Artist Residency The SPACES Artist in Residence program at The Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia has opened its Call for Artists for SPACES Cycle 2, to begin in June 2015.  Building on the discoveries of the first cycle, the residency period has been extended to 6 months. Cycle 2 SPACES Visiting Artists […]

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By Thomas Wolfinger, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus The Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus performed 5 school assembly programs in the fall of 2014 as a part of the PGMC Outreach Program thanks in part to funding received from the Knight Foundation. In October, the PGMC performed at Abington Junior High School, Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) […]

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By Thomas Wolfinger, Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus As a part of the Outreach Program the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus offers FREE concert tickets to LGBTQ students and their Allies .  As a bonus, we also have a mixer for the students with cheese steaks that are generously provided by Geno Vento of Geno’s Steak’s after […]

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