Knight Arts Challenge

Knight Arts Challenge

Thanks for your 2016 ideas. We'll be publishing the finalists later this year.

The Knight Arts Challenge is for your ideas, offering a share of $8 million for arts projects in Akron, Detroit, Miami and  St. Paul.  

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 (now closed). 

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. See below for dates and information by city:

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