Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Springboard for the Arts

To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements

Random Acts of Culture: Philadelphia

To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of Philadelphia residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings

Ben Franklin Parkway Development

To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments

Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

To bring Dutch artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (Haas & Hahn), known as the Favela Painters, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Philadelphia to produce their first permanent art projects in North America

Creative Incubator

To promote economic stability for the city's cultural community by offering support to emerging creative businesses with pre-seed funding, mentorships programs and workshops

Skateable City

To help transform neighborhoods by turning blacktop lots into art-laden skate parks

Bring to Light: Philadelphia

To encourage broader audience participation in the city's visual arts by expanding "Philly Photo Day 2012," where the community is invited to take and submit a picture that is ultimately used in an exhibition

The Free Library of Philadelphia

To highlight the new cultural and economic vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by catalyzing the growth of the Philadelphia Book Festival

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