ARTSY: Knights Arts Challenge Winners Circle


The Knight Arts Challenge asked one simple question: What’s your best idea for the arts?  There were only three rules for applying:  1) The idea must be about the arts; 2) The project must take place in or benefit Philadelphia; and 3) The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment, within a year. Emerging from a field of 1,200 applicants, 43 projects received more than $2 million last night when the winners of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge were announced. The announcement marks the final year of the three-year initiative, which has funded 114 projects. Knight Foundation, which has invested more than $100 million in the city’s vitality since 1970, will continue to support the city’s vibrant arts scene through its year-round, community grant making program. More arts investments will be announced in the fall.  To view a full list of Knight Arts Challenge winners go HERE.