In South Florida, Detroit, St. Paul, and now Akron we are seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. The Knight Arts Challenge will accept submissions in 2015 in these communities during the following time periods:
South Florida: Update: Meet the 73 finalists in the South Florida Knight Arts Challenge - by Nicole Chipi on Knight Blog, 5/4/2015. Winners to be announced Nov. 30, 2015. Next open: Winter 2016.
Detroit: 57 Detroit arts projects win $2.5 million in Knight Arts Challenge Detroit - press release, 11/09/2015. Next open: Spring 2016.
St. Paul: 40 ideas win $1.29 million in 2015 St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge - press release, 10/06/2015
Akron: We'll announce finalists soon. Until then: Everything you need to know about the Knight Arts Challenge Akron, 8/10/2015.
Remember, the challenge has three simple rules:
- The idea is about arts.
- The project takes place in or benefits the community in which the Challenge is based (i.e. Akron, Detroit, Miami, or St. Paul).
- You find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.
Note: Philadelphia 2013 winners were announced here, culminating the three-year program.
See a list of all Knight Arts Challenge winners for all years.