Knight Arts Challenge

Knight Arts Challenge

Save the date: Starting April 4, the Knight Arts Challenge will open for submissions, offering a share of $8 million for arts projects in Miami, Detroit, St. Paul and Akron. 

Four cities, one question: What's your best idea for the arts? 

Craft your submission in 150 words, and submit it April 4 - May 2, 2016 on this site. 

Remember, the challenge has three simple rules:

  1. The idea is about arts.

  2. The project takes place in or benefits the community in which the Challenge is based (i.e. Akron, Detroit, Miami, or St. Paul).

  3. You find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.

In each community, we will be holding Community Conversations where Knight staff and past grantees will offer tips and insights about the challenge. The Miami schedule is linked below; dates for other cities will be announced soon. 

Here is the latest from each Knight Arts Challenge community:


Note: Philadelphia 2013 winners were announced here, culminating the three-year program.

See a list of all Knight Arts Challenge winners for all years.