Be the art you want to see in Detroit

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    Do you have a great idea for an art project?

    Would it take place in, or benefit, Detroit?

    If you answered yes to these two questions, write eight sentences describing the project by April 22 and you could win thousands!

    This is not a scam. While the Knight Arts Challenge isn’t quite as simple as sharing your idea and getting handed a check, it is entirely real and refreshingly straightforward in comparison to typical grant proposals.

    Over three years, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will award $9 million to Detroit arts projects that engage the community. They can come from anyone, from a student to a business.

    “This contest is about ideas -– big ideas, inspiring ideas, authentically Detroit ideas. We want people to tell us what moves them, so that together we can help engage the soul of the community,” Dennis Scholl, vice president of the arts for Knight Foundation, explained in a statement.


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