Knight Arts Challenge

Knight Arts Challenge

In South Florida, Detroit, St. Paul, and now Akron we are seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals.

• Akron Status: New! Opening in Summer 2015 for entries. More info here.

• Detroit status: Announced 58 Detroit winners on Oct. 6, 2014.  We named 88 finalists in JuneSee 2013 winners here. The contest is set to reopen in 2015.

• South Florida status: We announced 75 finalists in May. Winners will be announced in December. The contest is set to reopen in early 2015.  See 2013 winners here.

• St. Paul status: Awarded grants to 42 winners on Sept. 29. The contest is set to reopen in 2015.

• Philadelphia status:  2013 winners were announced here, culminating the three-year program.

You’re here because, like us, you believe the arts are the highest form of human expression.

They describe beauty, speak to our soul, engage and enrage. They celebrate our community’s diversity and our shared experience. The arts inspire.It’s your turn to inspire our growing local arts scene.The Knight Arts Challenge is an initiative to draw the best and most innovative ideas out of local organizations and individuals that seek to transform our community through the arts. If you have a great idea in the arts, let us know. Take part in a community rising to new levels of artistic achievement and global recognition. Knight Foundation is seeking innovative ideas in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. We want to know how YOU hope to inspire our local arts community.

The challenge has three simple rules:

  1. The idea is about arts.
  2. The project takes place in or benefits the community in which the Challenge is based (i.e. Detroit, Miami, or St. Paul).
  3. You find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.

See a list of ALL Knight Arts Challenge Winners for all years.

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