News – Knight Arts Challenge now accepting submissions through March 15, 2010

{Editor’s Note: This is a VERY exciting opportunity for everyone interested in the arts in south Florida. ANYone can apply. And the application process is neither complex nor daunting. The Knight Foundation has done a wonderful job of making it simple. I absolutely encourage everyone to look into this and submit your ideas.}

Knight Arts Challenge Opens Contest

Deadline March 15
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is now accepting applications for the Knight Arts Challenge, a community-wide contest that aims to bring South Florida together through the arts. Have a big idea for the local cultural scene? Submit it through March 15 at
It’s your turn to inspire our growing local arts scene.

If you have a great idea in the arts, let us know. Take part in a community rising to new levels of artistic achievement and global recognition. In the last two years, 51 ideas were funded. Is this your year?

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is seeking ideas and innovation in the arts from nonprofits, companies and individuals. There are three simple rules:
1. The idea is about arts.
2. The project takes place in or benefits South Florida.
3. You find other funding to match the Knight Foundation grant.

So far, 51 individual artists, small nonprofits and the area’s largest institutions have won funding from the challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge’s application is designed to be simple to attract a wide range of applicants, including those who are not traditional foundation grant seekers.

A video produced by Soul Of Miami with some of the 2009 winners. Knight Foundation’s Dennis Scholl opens the video with a very good description of the program

Press Release here.
More Information Here.
Apply Here.

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