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Knight American Artists Fellowship Fund

To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.

Festival O: Invigorating Art, Consumers and Civic Life

To support a new, research-based approach to engaging audiences for Opera Philadelphia through Festival O - a 12-day opera event that aims to turn Philadelphia into an urban stage for opera presentation, featuring world-class performers, world premieres and classic repertoire, multiple venues and genre-defying collaborations.

10th Anniversary Season

To engage Philadelphia audiences with artistically excellent dance through support for BalletX's 10th anniversary season.

2015 Fringe Festival

To engage Philadelphia audiences with the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival - a forum for cutting-edge dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken word performances set in venues across the city.

2015 Young Voices Monologue Festival

To engage audiences with the creation of content-rich media, capturing the work of student playwrights at the 2015 Young Voices Monologue Festival in Philadelphia.

ArtistYear Fellowship Program

To develop musical talent and engage Philadelphia audiences through support for the Curtis Institute ArtistYear Fellowship Program - a program that embeds professionally trained musicians in the community for a full year of service.

BlackStar Film Festival 2015

To engage Philadelphia audiences with the 2015 BlackStar Film Festival - an independent film festival celebrating filmmakers of the African diaspora.

Clef Club 20th Anniversary

To engage Philadelphia audiences with the 'Preservation Jazz Series' - a series of performances and workshops led by internationally renowned jazz musicians, in celebration of the Philadelphia Clef Club's 20th Anniversary.

Come Together Dance Festival 2015

To engage audiences with the Come Together Dance Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre - a showcase of performances by 24 of Philadelphia's best dance companies.

First Fridays

To engage audiences with 'First Fridays' - Vox Populi's signature community engagement event, bringing the work of over 150 local, national and international artists to Philadelphia.

Fresh Artists Cool Jobs Career Expo

To engage Philadelphia youth with 'Cool Jobs' - a three-day career expo that will introduce at-risk teens to local artists and real careers they can attain in the creative economy.


To engage Philadelphia audiences with 'INVISIBLE RIVER 2015' - a site-specific interactive dance performance held on and along the banks of the Schuylkill River.

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