Reminder: you can apply for this year’s knight arts challenge now

The Knight Arts Challenge, which has dropped around $2.7 million in each of the past two years to projects for the arts in Philly, is once again accepting applications. The basic info for applying is this:

No idea is too large or too small, as long as it follows three basic rules:

Your idea is about arts.
Your project takes place in or benefits Philadelphia.
You find other funding to match Knight Foundation’s grant.

You will have approximately one year from the time you receive the grant to match our funding. If it is a multi-year project, you will have about a year to match each year’s grant amount. Finalists for the challenge will be announced in early 2013, and those projects will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal. Winners will be announced in the spring.”

The application process is open until midnight on October 15th, and you can throw your hat in the ring over here. If you have questions about the challenge, there will be a town hall meeting where your questions can be answered on October 3rd at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. On that same date, questions can also be web-chatted with representatives from Knight Arts. They want to give you money, and they’re very helpful. We like these people.



About the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. We believe that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. For more, visit