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Knight Arts Challenge to Host Town Hall Meeting and Live Web Chat Before Oct. 31 Application Deadline
PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 11, 2011– The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will host two information sessions for interested applicants to the second year of the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. The community is invited to a Town Hall meeting on Oct. 17 and a live web chat on Oct. 27, giving applicants an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the three-year, $9 million arts initiative before the Oct. 31 contest deadline.
Anyone can enter the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia – independent artists and artist collectives of all types, businesses, established arts institutions, service organizations and any individual who has a great idea for the arts. Applications are available now at KnightArts.org and are being accepted through October 31.
Town Hall Meeting
Mon, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
at the Live Arts Studio
919 N 5th St, Philadelphia (above Poplar) [map]
Free parking in the lot next to the building.
Knight Foundation’s Philadelphia Program Director Donna Frisby-Greenwood and Arts Associate Tatiana Hernandez will lead a Town Hall meeting at the Live Arts Studio. The community is invited to participate in an open Q & A session about the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia.
Live Web Chat
Thu, Oct. 27, 1 - 2 p.m.
Applicants can participate in a live web chat on KnightArts.org, where Knight Foundation staff will be on hand to take questions and give real-time responses.
About the Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia
The three-year, $9 million community-wide Knight Arts Challenge seeks the most innovative ideas in the arts to engage and enrich Philadelphia’s communities. In the Challenge’s first year, Knight Foundation awarded $2.7 million to 36 winners representing a broad spectrum of the community.
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.
For more on Knight Foundation’s arts initiative and to view a full list of Knight Arts Challenge winners, visit www.KnightArts.org. Connect with Knight Arts on Facebook here, and on Twitter @KnightArts.
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Megan Wendell, Canary Promotion
Philadelphia Knight Foundation Representative
215.690.4065, megan [at] canarypromo [dot] com