Posted by George Abbott
The Knight Cities Challenge is now open for applications. The challenge, which today enters its second year, is a $5 million open call for ideas to make cities more successful in one of three ...
Oct. 8, 2014, 6 a.m., Posted by Fernando González
Above: Teo Castellanos won a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge grant for “Third Trinity,” a one-man play he wrote that debuts Oct. 10 and is directed by MacArthur Fellow Tarrell McCraney. The two sat down earlier this year to talk about working together and the process of adapting the work for the stage.
Actor, writer and director Teo Castellanos once put a deep slice of true Miami, in all its glorious diversity, promise and miseries, right on stage. Set as a jitney ride through town, his one-man play “NE 2nd Avenue” offered a mirror to a city still becoming.
It was a tour de force.
It turns out that it was just preparation for telling his family’s story and the tale of three brothers on different paths.
Castellanos won a Knight Arts Challenge grant in 2013 to stage “Third Trinity,” a one-man play directed by playwright, actor and MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney. It was commissioned by The Miami Light Project in 2011 and premieres at The Light Box in Miami on Oct. 10-18. Castellanos also won the challenge’s People’s Choice Award for his project.
“I said I’d never do another solo piece again. That was hard work,” says Castellanos, his voice trailing off. Then he adds: “Different challenge.”
Oct. 7, 2014, 1:16 p.m., Posted by Anna Dilernia
Anyone who has hosted an online giving campaign can relate to the exhilaration that comes when the total-amount-raised tracker goes up and up and up. Prizes offered throughout Giving Days, or online fundraising sprints, are a big part of generating that excitement and keeping donors and nonprofits engaged.
But what prizes are most effective in motivating donors? How can matching funds be used to keep the momentum going during a 24-hour campaign? Below are some insights we’ve learned through an evaluation of the Giving Days run by community foundations that Knight Foundation supports. These insights build on Knight’s new report that contains 10 lessons for Giving Days.
Oct. 7, 2014, 9:52 a.m., Posted by rsharp
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