Thank you, Detroit. For the second year of the Knight Arts Challenge, we received close to 1,000 thoughtful ideas for how the arts can play a role in engaging people in creative play, in the development of new and innovative artistic forms and in the importance of building a supportive community for artists, to name a few.
“Knight Arts Challenge names Detroit finalists” (June 16, 2014)
Today, we share with you the list of 88 finalists for this year’s Detroit Knight Arts Challenge. Following last year’s trend, we continued to see strong ideas from individual artists and small collectives, particularly in the visual and performing arts. Detroit’s artist community is growing. We saw collaborative and cross-disciplinary ideas from artists and arts organizations. It is clear that nurturing and supporting each other is a strong value in Detroit, one that we hope to continue to encourage.
Finally, we hope you’ll find the finalist ideas represent all parts of the city – a sign that the arts are blooming throughout Detroit.
Below is the full list of finalists, with short descriptions of the projects. Let us know what you think! Later this year, we will announce five nominees for the People’s Choice Award – an opportunity for you Detroiters to tell us who should be awarded a $20,000, unrestricted prize via a text-to-vote campaign.
Stay tuned, we will announce winners of this year’s Knight Arts Challenge in October.
- Tatiana Hernandez, arts program officer
To engage Latino youth in the theater arts through a bilingual performing arts program in southwest Detroit