Philadelphia arts organizations have been awarded $2.76 million by the Knight Foundation in the second round of the philanthropy’s Philadelphia Arts Challenge program, Knight officials said Monday.
The 35 winners, selected from more than 1,260 submissions, are drawn from large and small organizations and individual artists who sought funding for projects aimed at broadening cultural participation throughout the region.
Donna Frisby-Greenwood, Knight Philadelphia program director, said the response demonstrated “the strength of the city’s creative community.”
In the last two years, the Knight challenge has bestowed $5.4 million in grants for 71 projects. The challenge runs for one more year.
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