To weave the arts into people’s everyday lives by curating a formalized performing arts series at Reading Terminal Market
To promote original plays through a free theater festival dedicated to the contemporary African-American experience
To engage new audiences in the visual arts by launching With Art Philadelphia, a two-year joint marketing program that includes late-night happenings for younger audiences at local museums
Knight Foundation invests in community success by creating a system that finds, nurtures and replicates civic innovations built on robust civic engagement.
In Philadelphia we accomplish this through investments in opportunities for talented people who are innovators, problem solvers and agents of change.
Through funding in the arts, we seek the best ideas that inspire, inform, connect and create a sense of belonging in the city’s 365 neighborhoods.
From 2010 to 2013 we committed $9 million to the arts through Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. Our focus on attracting, retaining and harnessing talent over the next few years will work in a similar way to create an informed and engaged Philadelphia.
We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed.
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Philadelphia Community Advisory Committee
• Marsha Perelman (chair)
• Elizabeth Dow
• Jordan Harris
• Anthony Ibarguen
• Greg Osberg
• Anthony Scirica