You cannot help it, for the body is programmed in just this way: All this week, you will simultaneously attempt to squeeze the last beautiful idle moments out of this summer while also trying to figure out how you’re going to be a Better Person this fall. It’s a good thing! Let us make you mindful, then, that you should jot down your ideas and think on them good and hard, for on September 17th, the Knight Arts Challenge will once again be on. As they have for couple of years now, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will “seek the most innovative cultural ideas to engage and enrich Philadelphia’s neighborhoods”; to date, that has translated into $5.4 million for 71 ideas thus far. (Take a look at the 2012 winners here for an idea of what the Knights have liked in the past.)
On Sept. 17, the application process will go live on KnightArts.org, and the same rules apply:
1) The idea must be about the arts.
2) The project must take place in or benefit Philadelphia.
3) The grant recipients must find funds to match Knight’s commitment, within a year.
Finalists will be announced (and asked for more thorough proposals) in early 2013, with winners named in the Spring. Good luck, and may the Good Ideas be ever in your favor.
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