Last week, Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood and Arts Associate Tatiana Hernandez met with nearly 70 members of the community for a Town Hall Meeting at the Center for Architecture. The room was buzzing with ideas and conversations about community engagement from a varied group, including individual artists of all disciplines and people representing both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
We live-tweeted the event; below are some highlights from the session. We hope you’ll join us for the web chat on Tuesday. In the meantime, you can visit our FAQ page or ask us questions using #AskKnightArts on Twitter.
Application tips via @KnightArts:
- Be creative but be realistic. Think BIG but make sure it’s something that can realistically be done.
- Raising matching funds-It’s a learning curve & bunch of life lessons. But when you get Knight $ new opps arise.
- Bearded Ladies applied both years & won in year 2. They’re not a nonprofit. “We’re small. We work in cardboard.”
- This is one of the few grant programs that really only cares about the quality of the idea.
- 3 rules: idea about the arts, has to take place in or benefit Philly, you find matching fundings. Don’t worry about #3 yet.
- If you’re not sure about your description, bring it to 5 friends & ask if they get it.
- It’s about bringing people together through the arts.
Applications for year three of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia are now being accepted through Oct. 15. Give us your best idea and make this your year!