Knight Blog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

New works coming to the Miami City Ballet

Dec. 9, 2011, 10:38 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Last week in Miami, 31 ideas were announced as winners of the 2011 Knight Arts Challenge.

Below, Nicholas Goldsborough describes how the Miami City Ballet, a challenge winner, will broaden its programming and support the future of ballet by establishing a fund for the creation of new works. The project aims to excite audiences and infuse dance with new energy.

Soul of the Community study spurs resident-driven agenda for Arizona

Dec. 8, 2011, 10:40 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller


Photo Credit: Flickr user Chris M

Recently, the Center for the Future of Arizona announced the winners of a contest that sought five big ideas for bringing Arizonans together and taking action on issues they feel strongly about.

The effort centers on a resident-driven agenda for the state, one spurred by the Knight-funded Soul of the Community study. The research looked at why residents loved where they live - and how that relates to a community’s economic growth. 

PRX to launch Public Media Accelerator with $2.5 million investment from Knight Foundation

Dec. 8, 2011, 10:03 a.m., Posted by Jake Shapiro


Jake Shapiro, CEO of Public Radio Exchange:

I have exciting news to share, for PRX and public media.

PRX has evolved considerably over the past several years, focusing our strategy on three areas: ContentDistribution, and Leadership/Innovation.