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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 Christina Catanese, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education We are thrilled to announce the four resident artist projects for our new LandLab residency program. Launching this spring, LandLab projects will create innovative, art-based installations that prevent or remediate environmental damage while raising public awareness about our local ecology. LandLab is a unique artist residency […]

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With a smattering of printmaking, painting and installations, Fleisher Art Memorial is in the midst of their third Wind Challenge event of the past year. Each Wind Challenge event by this Knight Arts grantee highlights three emerging artists, this year from a pool of 239 applicants, with the goal of advancing their careers and exposure […]

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By Denise Beek, BlackStar Film Festival The producing committee and advisory board of the BlackStar Film Festival in Philadelphia held a special cocktail reception, sponsored by The Capital Grille, to celebrate past and future donors of the fledgling festival. Attendees included prominent supporters of arts and culture including Knight Foundation Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood. […]

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A series of monograph prints provide layers of allusion and outlined images in the show “Grafting Ammunition” by artist Jillian Sokso at the Painted Bride Art Center. The work, created along with Kevin Shook in 2013, is presented by InLiquid in the Café Gallery as an examination of how opposing viewpoints are constructed in society. […]

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By most accounts, the Kensington area of North Philadelphia is a tumultuous one, and there are plenty of depictions and descriptions on display this month at Little Berlin to back up this claim. This Knight Arts grantee is currently host to stories and artifacts of a diverse and sometimes dangerous neighborhood courtesy of the Philadelphia […]

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By Nicholas Mirra, Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia After a successful public unveiling at the Philadelphia Flower Show, the artist-designed bike racks traveled half a mile to their new temporary home: the art gallery space in City Hall. Hosted by the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, the racks are on public display […]

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Just what we all needed after the most brutal of winters: a “Morale Booster.” New Boon(e), an artist run studio/exhibition space on the fringes of Old City, is providing just that for their April First Friday show. Their pick-me-up is an exhibition curated by Zac Beaver and Lina Elisa Northrup Pearson that encompasses the media […]

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Inside the repurposed, post-industrial behemoth of the FringeArts headquarters this past Friday, April 4, one would perhaps not easily make the connections to the legendary Buckminster Fuller and his elegant, geodesic domes. Director Sam Green, however, has more than enough associations and anecdotes to offer with his screening of “The Love Song of R. Buckminster […]

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By Alex Gibson, The Philadelphia Film Society Last month, the PFS Theater at the Roxy hosted Amanda Danziger’s The Backyard Philly Project for it’s monthly Filmadelphia at the Roxy series. The Backyard Philly Project explores the lives of four teens growing up in the Philadelphia inner-city neighborhood known as Penn Town. Shot partially by the […]

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The 2014 Young Voices Monologue Festival was greatly expanded this year thanks to Knight Foundation. One component of the expansion was a Pre-Festival tour in October 2013 that took past winning monologues into 13 high schools around the Philadelphia area, inspiring over 875 students with the work of their peers and to invite them to […]

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