Knight Blog

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

Application period for 2012 Knight Arts Challenge Miami

Jan. 26, 2012, 10:37 a.m., Posted by Elizabeth R. Miller

Highlights from the 2011 Knights Arts Challenge Miami awards ceremony

Dream big South Florida - it’s almost time to send in your best ideas for the South Florida arts!

On Tuesday, Feb 21. the application period for the next round of the Knight Arts Challenge Miami will officially open.

The challenge, now in its fifth year, is a community-wide contest to find the best ideas for the arts. It was created as a way to bring the South Florida community together through cultural opportunities. 


Foundations that focus on a place are eligible for the Knight Community Information Challenge

Jan. 25, 2012, 9:01 a.m., Posted by Michele McLellan

The 2011 Knight Community Information Challenge Winners

The Knight Community Information Challenge is open to all community foundations in North America. It is also open to geographically-oriented foundations that have a place-based focus similar to a community foundation.

That’s because place-based foundations are in the best position to meet the core needs of their communities, including critical news and information needs.

Knight Community Information Challenge - A way to promote community engagement with news, info

Jan. 23, 2012, 11:57 a.m., Posted by Michele McLellan

The Community Foundation of New Jersey, a 2011 Knight Community Information Challenge winner, on how it is meeting local information needs by investing in the nonprofit news site NJ Spotlight. 

The following is written by Michele McLellan and cross-posted from Knight Digital Media Center.

The Knight Community Information Challenge provides unique opportunities for community foundations and news innovators to partner in creating or improving projects that engage their communities in local news and information. Here are three things to consider if you have an idea for a challenge project:

Round V of the Community Information Challenge just opened, and applications will be accepted until Feb. 27.  (Disclosure: I am a Knight circuit rider and consultant to this initiative. I help foundations and partners hone their projects but have no role in assessing applications.)

Keep these points in mind: