Knight Foundation Grant Recipients

The Knight Foundation just announced their grants to recipients in our area. Congrats to all of these great organizations!

Read the full press release here.

The recipients are:

• The Roll Up Artist in Residence Program ($53,700) – To activate the historic African-American community of Camp Greene by connecting artists directly to its residents through arts education, community dialogue and other creative interventions. The inaugural artist will be renowned photographer Zun Lee, who will be working with Lorien Academy of the Arts and other community partners over a six-month period.

• McColl Center for Art + Innovation ($45,000) – To host artist-in-residence and choreographer Javier de Frutos, who will develop a new work during his art residency that will be produced with the center’s cultural partner and neighbor, Charlotte Ballet.

• Napoletano Art ($25,000) – To create an interactive and projection-augmented painting to be installed in a series of locations throughout Charlotte, in order to facilitate a dialogue between different neighborhoods and people in the community.

In addition, three arts organizations will receive multiple-year funding to help expand their ability to provide high-quality programming:

• Que-OS ($100,000) – To enable the BOOM Festival, Charlotte’s first and only fringe festival and platform for experimental theater, dance and performance art to create a successful business model for expansion and sustainability.

• Goodyear Arts ($150,000) – To provide a space for local artists to work and grow by funding artist residencies, exhibitions and performances at Goodyear Arts.

• Jazz Arts Initiative ($150,000) – To expand this organization’s operations and its audience by presenting performances in uptown Charlotte and neighboring communities.

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