Akron Arts Challenge Returns with Focus on Technology


Foundation: Knight Foundation

The Knight Foundation is publicly calling on artists and art organizations to apply for the Knight Art Challenge during July.

Artists and arts organizations in Akron can submit 150-words to answer this question between July 1 and 31, "What’s your best idea for Akron Art?" The 2021 Akron Art Challenge aims to support artists to create innovations that can connect with audiences during the pandemic and use this as a basis to connect people with places and each other.

This year’s challenge is particularly interested in how artists use technology to attract audiences, enhance face-to-face experience, document creation, or expand the impact on those who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to experience art. Read the Entire Article


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Foundation: Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi

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Foundation: Maine Community Foundation

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Foundation: Central Alabama Community Foundation

After nearly three years of waiting, the endangered Montgomery Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. was selected to lead the movement for the first time, has received federal funding and has begun to...more

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Foundation: Long Island Community Foundation, Rauch Foundation

For decades, suburban malls and online shopping had drawn customers away from the beating heart of communities — the shops where residents once congregated, conversed, and consumed. A recent study...more

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Foundation: Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County

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$3 Million for Arts and Culture in Philadelphia
Foundation: Philadelphia Foundation

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Foundation: Coastal Community Foundation, Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina

Officials from the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina stated that they have provided $685,000 to 37 non-profit organizations led and/or served by blacks in the three-county area to...more

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Foundation: Tulsa Community Foundation

The recently launched Tulsa Higher Education Consortium hopes to increase the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded and offer better economic mobility for Tulsans. The initiative brings together...more

Cleveland Foundation Jumpstarts its Equity Initiatives with the Black Futures Fund
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Black Futures Fund is just one step in a long-term process toward the Cleveland Foundation becoming a more equitable grantmaker. According to Keisha González, program manager of...more

$4 Million Contributions to House Marin County Homeless Vets
Foundation: Marin Community Foundation

After receiving $4 million in funding from the state budget, the construction of the first priority housing project for homeless veterans in Marin County will break ground next year. This funding...more







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Social enterprise leaders throughout Europe are urging local authorities to use their powers to help the third sector grow. During a two-day European Commission event in Strasbourg, councils in member states are called upon to use a variety of methods to support the sector.




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