To implement the Knight Fellows Pilot Project in Miami and Philadelphia - providing filmmakers in Knight resident communities with an opportunity to participate in local programs modeled on the success of the Sundance Institute's intensive film-making workshops.
To expand Project Liberty, a Philadelphia-based digital media incubator.
For the Black Male Engagement (BMe) Fund which will provide grants to black men in Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their city.
To support the implementation of community-driven technology programs developed through a collaborative of Knight grantees and the Harvard Kennedy School.
To bring more music to Philadelphia's Latino communities by working with organizations to develop a new outreach initiative bridging classical and Latin music
To engage Philadelphia in a dialogue about young people being shuttled from school into the criminal justice system by supporting a two-year residency of actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
To create more public art and enliven city streets by hosting a competition for artists to design new bike racks
To increase professional development opportunities for local performance artists by expanding a pilot project that allows artists to seek targeted advice and counsel
To support global black cinema through a film festival that will also feature a short screenplay contest
To celebrate Indian music and introduce it to a young and urban audience by offering a concert series with rotating ensembles of professional musicians
To promote visual arts collaboration and capture the energy of the city's arts district by enabling many collectives to produce a multivenue, one-month exhibit.
To increase audiences for jazz by expanding the Center City Jazz Festival to include additional events and venues