Knight Foundation And NEA Announce Challenge For Innovative Models of Community Arts Journalism

Knight/NEA Community Arts Journalism Challenge from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

In a press release circulated this afternoon, the Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts announced a joint competition that seeks to foster and fund inventive new solutions for community-based arts journalism. Dennis Scholl, VP/arts for the Knight Foundation, said in the release, “Arts journalism is essential to the kind of vibrant communities we all want to live in. With the changing media landscape, we have a real opportunity here to find new, engaging, and sustainable models.” The competition focuses on projects based in eight US cities: Akron, Ohio, Detroit, Mich., Macon, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., Miami, Fla., Philadelphia, Pa., San Jose/ Silicon Valley, Calif., and St. Paul, Minn.

Individuals, nonprofits and businesses are all eligible to enter. The first round winners will be awarded $20,000 to develop an action plan; winning plans will then be eligible for up to $80,000 to use for implementation.

For more information on the competition and how to apply, head over to the Knight Arts page.

Applications are due August 18, 2011.