Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Next Stop: Democracy

Making voting in local elections more enticing by creating new types of signs at polling places and commissioning artists to perform site-specific pieces on election days.

Philadelphia Immigrant Innovation Hub

Harnessing the talent and energy of immigrants to revitalize distressed neighborhoods by providing centers that would offer immigrant entrepreneurs low-cost space, language assistance, workshops and trainings, and access to traditional and non-traditional sources of capital.

The Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

Bringing people together to connect and engage in four Knight resident cities (Charlotte, Macon, Philadelphia and San Jose) with a musical swings installation that plays music when used and more complex melodies when people collaborate to use them together.

Reimagining the Civic Commons in Philadelphia

To invest in five civic assets in neighborhoods surrounding and near Center City Philadelphia, support collaboration among those assets and fund experiments to understand the ways such assets can deliver more value by working together while fostering talent, opportunity and engagement.

Welcoming America

To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.

Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians

To support a program that will help Philadelphia harness and retain high-skilled immigrant talent by helping them establish their professional credentials in the U.S.

Katharina Grosse - Mural Arts Project

To support a site-specific installation by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse, which will transform a five-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor Rail Line in Philadelphia.

Open Data Philly

To improve the usability of the OpenDataPhilly data catalog and create instructional materials on the usage of the site's resources

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