Monday, April 23, 2012

Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia 2012 Winners

The Knight Arts Challenge officially announced the 35 ideas which will receive $2.76 million to support their organizational ideas. Now in its second year, the community-wide challenge funds the best ideas for engaging and enriching Philadelphia through the arts. Emerging from more than 1,260 submissions, the 2012 winners represent a wide range of Philadelphia’s creative thinkers. Always a great cause to fund arts organizations in Philadelphia, the awards will either engage new audiences and keep art alive in our city.

This year's winners include:
  • Late-Night Museum Happenings Encourage New Audiences
    Project: Midnight Madness
    Recipient: Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
    Award: $350,000 - To engage younger audiences in the visual arts through a series of simultaneous late-night happenings at three of Philadelphia’s premier art museums
  • “Pop-Up” Performances Bring Latin Jazz to Philly Neighborhoods Project: AMLA Flash Jazz Mobile
    Recipient: Artists and Musicians of Latin America
    Award: $35,000 - To cultivate new audiences for Latin jazz by presenting “pop-up” performances by local artists using a portable stage
For a full list of winners visit knightarts.org.

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