Posted by Victoria Rogers
Above: The company of The Wilma Theater participates in a combat workshop taught by Ian Rose. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
Today, I’m excited to celebrate our latest Philadelphia arts grantees – 22 groups receiving $1.48 million. Each of these organizations represents the artistic excellence and audience engagement that Knight ...
Sept. 23, 2014, 11:06 a.m., Posted by rsharp
Sept. 23, 2014, 6:41 a.m., Posted by Chris Barr and John Bracken
There’s one week left to submit an idea to Knight News Challenge: Libraries, which offers applicants a chance to share in $2.5 million by focusing on the question, “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Here are some thoughts and tips as you prepare your entry:
Sept. 23, 2014, 6 a.m., Posted by Richard Florida
Photo of downtown Miami by Flickr user Lonny Paul.
Knight Cities Challenge offers applicants a chance to share in $5 million by focusing on the question: "What’s your best idea to make cities more successful?” The contest will test the most innovative ideas in talent, opportunity and engagement in one or more of 26 Knight Foundation communities. Below, urbanist Richard Florida, director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto, Global Research Professor at New York University, and co-founder of The Atlantic’s CityLab, writes about talent as a driver of city success.
The Knight Cities Challenge comes at just the right time. Just as our cities are coming back, they also face new and deep challenges.
The past couple of decades have seen a dramatic back-to-the-city movement, which Alan Ehrenhalt has dubbed a “great inversion.” As talented and ambitious people stream back to cities and urbanizing suburbs, the nature of city building and economic development has changed dramatically. No longer can places prosper by luring in headquarters or factories. The key to success is the attraction, retention and magnetization of talent. The great urbanist Jane Jacobs was the first to recognize the economic power that’s unleashed when talented people cluster in cities.
Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged.
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