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Oct 22, 2010

Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia: Applications Due Nov. 1

Posted by Robertson.Adams

Nov. 1 is the deadline for your 150 word application to the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. Already submitted your idea?  Don’t forget – you can submit as many great ideas as you want!

Knight Foundation is bringing new support for the arts in Philadelphia through a community-wide contest that funds the best ideas for the arts in the city. Applications were accepted through midnight Nov. 1, 2010 at Anyone can enter the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia – established arts institutions, independent artists of all types, businesses, service organizations, and any individual who has a great idea for the arts. The initial two-question application  is designed to be simple to encourage applicants who aren’t traditional grant seekers. We’re looking for the most innovative ideas in the arts that both inspire and enrich Philadelphia’s communities. There are only three rules for the Challenge: 1) The idea must be about the arts. 2) The project must take place in or benefit Philadelphia. 3) The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment. The Knight Arts Challenge began in 2008 in Miami, where the initiative is now in its third year.  Philadelphia is only the second city in which Knight is offering this program. Knight Foundation will offer up to $9 million there over three years. Learn more by reading the news release. Sign up for updates with the web form to the right, and follow us on Facebook.

STATUS UPDATE: The contest is now closed.

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