July 17, 2019 by Chris Barr
On July 27, Knight Foundation will open a new call for ideas exploring how arts institutions can present immersive experiences to engage audiences.
June 25, 2019 by Knight Foundation
Research shows firms owned by women and minorities manage just 1.3 percent of assets in the $69 trillion asset management industry, though their performance is not statistically different from the industry as a whole, Knight Foundation’s chief financial officer Juan Martinez told the U.S. House Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion.
June 12, 2019 by Juan J. Martinez
The best financial advisors see opportunities where others see risk, especially when it's supported by data. They must let go of some of the anxiety that accompanies doing something others aren’t, because that’s where great investments can reside.
June 11, 2019 by Bella Private Markets
In our 2018 Diverse Asset Management Study (found here), we show that the asset management industry is characterized by extremely low levels of diversity in ownership. Overall, diverse-owned managers - defined as asset managers with significant female or ethnic minority ownership - control just 1.3% of all US-based managers’ assets .
June 11, 2019 by Sarah Lutman
SpringBOX is already becoming a lively and welcoming hub and home that can incubate creative activity and spur civic action. In this new model of the public square, artists can support civic leaders in their efforts to discover participatory processes and creative approaches to community change and development, resulting in a place to live, work, and play that is nourishing and exciting.
June 5, 2019 by Chris Barr
Today, we launch On View, a new podcast series that examines how museums and cultural institutions are evolving to keep pace with a changing world.
May 20, 2019 by Lynn Murphey
May 13, 2019 by Evette Alexander
Millennials have left the nest of higher education and entered the workforce. Undergraduates on campus now hail from the tip of the next age cohort known as Generation Z. They are the true digital natives born into an always-on world. The very oldest was four on 9/11, seven when Facebook launched, 10 when the iPhone came on the scene and 19 – freshly eligible to vote – in the 2016 election.
May 1, 2019 by Raul Moas
As someone with an almost 2-year-old, I can’t help but notice that building an entrepreneurial ecosystem and raising a child have a lot in common. There’s no instruction manual; each has its own unique needs, strengths and weaknesses; you love watching it grow, but its unpredictability can drive you crazy.
April 27, 2019 by Priya Sircar
For years, I’ve been traveling through Charlotte Douglas International Airport, noticing an increasingly busy terminal and thinking, “CLT seems like it is the place to be.” Late last year, I saw why. New in my role as Knight’s director for arts, I visited Charlotte for real, arriving with my colleague Jayne Butler to explore the city’s arts scene and better understand the opportunities and challenges that could shape Knight’s support of the arts in Charlotte.
April 18, 2019 by Sam Gill and Lynn Ross
We asked journalist Aaron Wiener to go out and understand how this effort took on a life of its own in each community. He came back with a vivid portrait of an effort that is both changing community and changed by community, an effort now as disparate as the places where it lives.
March 31, 2019 by Karen Rundlet
Since Knight Foundation announced a $300 million initiative in February to help rebuild local news, we’ve received an exuberant response from funders, civic leaders and journalists. They, too, are seeking to bolster local reporting in their communities because they understand the important role that journalism plays in our democracy in informing communities and holding the powerful accountable.
March 13, 2019 by Adam Ganuza
Great art has the power to illuminate our stories, shaping our perception of what is real and giving light to what is possible. The arts create new narratives, whether through the written word, visual languages, music or the language of movement. These narratives provoke us to question our understanding of the world.
March 12, 2019 by Tim Hwang
We’ve been absolutely blown away by the interest and excitement around our AI and the News Open Challenge. After several months and the efforts of a small army of amazing reviewers to sift through the 500+ applications we received, we’re excited to finally announce the winners of the challenge today.
March 6, 2019 by Marika Lynch
We have never had a bigger opportunity – or greater need – to build the future of local news. That was at the heart of discussions at the Knight Media Forum, a gathering of leading journalism funders and practitioners held last week in Miami.