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Knight Arts Challenge to Host Town Hall Meeting and Live Web Chat Before Oct. 15 Application Deadline
PHILADELPHIA – Sept. 27, 2012– The John S. and James L. Knight Foundationwill host two information sessions for interested applicants to the third year of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. The community is invited to a Town Hall Meeting on Oct. 3 and a live web chat on Oct. 9, giving applicants an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the $9 million arts initiative before the Oct. 15 contest deadline.
Anyone can enter the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia — independent artists and artist collectives of all types, businesses, established arts institutions, organizations and any individual who has a great idea for the arts. Applications are available now at KnightArts.organd are being accepted through Oct. 15.
Town Hall Meeting
Wed., Oct. 3, 6 p.m.
at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture
1218 Arch St., Philadelphia [map]
Knight Foundation’s Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood and Arts Associate Tatiana Hernandez will lead a Town Hall Meeting, including a Q&A session, at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. Attendees can get their questions answered and network with other members of the arts community.
Live Web Chat
Tue., Oct. 9, 1-2 p.m.
Interested applicants can log into a live web chat where Knight Foundation staff will be on hand to answer questions. On KnightArts.org, participants can type in their questions when prompted and get real-time responses.
About the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia
The $9 million community-wide Knight Arts Challenge seeks the most innovative ideas in the arts to engage and enrich Philadelphia’s neighborhoods. In the Challenge’s first two years, Knight Foundation has awarded $5.4 million to 71 ideas, representing a broad spectrum of the community – from individual artists and artist-driven organizations to some of the city’s premier cultural institutions.
The challenge has just three rules: The idea must be about art, must take place in or benefit Philadelphia, and winners must find funds (within a year) to match Knight Foundation’s grant.
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Canary Promotion, Philadelphia Knight Foundation Representative,
(215) 690-4065, Megan Wendell, megan [at] canarypromo [dot] com
Andrew Sherry, Vice President/Communications, Knight Foundation
(305) 908-2677, media [at] knightfoundation [dot] org