Meet Artblog’s new Artist and Social Responsibility program!

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Last night, we met with a big group of Knight Arts Challenge winners and representatives of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation at a celebration where Knight announced a batch of 19 new grants to Philadelphia’s performing and visual arts organizations and artists.  The event at the Kimmel Center Roof Garden featured lovely short speeches by Knight Vice President for Arts, Dennis Scholl, and Knight Philadelphia Program Director, Donna Frisbee Greenwood.  There was also a performance by the cabaret group Bearded Ladies, and a lot of happy people hugging and taking pictures.

Donna Frisbee Greenwood (l), Knight Program Director for Philadelphia and Dennis Scholl, Knight Vice President for Arts, speaking at the Kimmel Center and announcing the new Knight Community Arts grants.
Donna Frisbee Greenwood (l), Knight Program Director for Philadelphia and Dennis Scholl, Knight Vice President for Arts, speaking at the Kimmel Center and announcing the new Knight Community Arts grants.

And here’s the big news: Artblog is proud to be among the 19 grant winners for our Artist and Social Responsibility program!

Under a 2-year, $50,000 grant, artblog is leading a collaborative effort that includes seven area colleges, Slought, and the Village of Arts and Humanities and will educate, inspire and provoke dialog about community art and create a  a hands on project.  We also are organizing a public forum and speakers series around community art.

The first meeting of the Faculty Advisors to the ASR Program. We met at Slought. In this picture, counterclockwise from the left, Dona Nelson, Maeve Coudrelle, Aaron Levy, Jonathan Wallis, Donald Hunt and Angela Wang
The first meeting of the Faculty Advisors to the ASR Program. We met at Slought. In this picture, counterclockwise from the left, Emily Hage, Dona Nelson, Maeve Coudrelle, Aaron Levy, Jonathan Wallis, Donald Hunt and Angela Wang

We are planning the program right now with all the collaborators and will have more to report in the near future, about the students we’re already working with, the faculty who are on board, the teens, the teaching artists who will do crucial work, and the video-rich web presence we’re planning.  Many new and excellent things on the way!

See our Knight Arts webpage.

 

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artist and social responsibility, colleges, dennis scholl, donna frisbee greenwood, knight community arts grants, teens, undergraduates, village of arts and humanities

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