The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge funds the best ideas that connect people to place and to each other. It helps artists and arts organizations bring to life authentic works and experiences that capture the spirit of their city. 

The challenge strives to engage and enrich people through the arts, so that high-quality cultural experiences are a part of of our daily lives, making art general in communities and felt by all. 

Anyone can enter the Knight Arts Challenge, whether you’re an individual artist, artist collective, nonprofit organization or for-profit business. 


There are just three rules:
 

  1. The idea must be for an arts project.
  2. The project must take place in Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park.
  3. You must find other funding to match Knight Foundation's grant.


All it takes is a 150-word description of your arts idea to apply. We welcome one idea per applicant

Read the Knight Arts Challenge FAQ to learn more.

Applications are accepted in English, Spanish and Arabic.
Se aceptan solicitudes en Español.
يتم قبول الطلبات باللغة العربية

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Knight Arts Challenge funds the best ideas that connect people to place and to each other. It helps artists and arts organizations bring to life authentic works and experiences that capture the spirit of their city. 

The challenge strives to engage and enrich people through the arts, so that high-quality cultural experiences are a part of of our daily lives, making art general in communities and felt by all. 

Anyone can enter the Knight Arts Challenge, whether you’re an individual artist, artist collective, nonprofit organization or for-profit business.

There are just three rules:
 

  1. The idea must be for an arts project.
  2. The project must take place in Akron.
  3. You must find other funding to match Knight Foundation's grant.

 

All it takes is a 150-word description of your arts idea to apply. We welcome one idea per applicant


Read the Knight Arts Challenge FAQ to learn more.
 

If you would like to review our Privacy Policy, please click here.

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