Some of this year's finalists include:
- Artists and Musicians of Latin America - To cultivate new audiences for Latin Jazz by presenting "pop-up" performances using a portable stage. <-- Um amazing much?
- Delaware River Waterfront Corporation - To use world rhythms - from cowbells to congas, beat-boxing to Bhangra - to learn about cultures at an interactive music and dance festival <-- Because Penn's Landing always needs another festival :).
- Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation - To engage new audiences in the visual arts by launching With Art Philadelphia, a two-year joint marketing program that includes late-night happenings for younger audiences at local museums <--- New audiences everywhere!
- Norris Square Neighborhood Project - To preserve local Latino culture in North Philadelphia by creating a sound booth to record stories that will be featured in podcasts <-- neighbor and great idea!