Winners of Knight Foundation’s inaugural initiative to show their works at BOOM Festival in spring 2020. Here’s an excerpt:
Published September 19, 2019
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced the winners of its inaugural Celebrate Charlotte Arts initiative, which supports projects by and for residents of Charlotte that showcase artistic excellence and capture the spirit of the city. The twelve winning arts projects will receive a share of $200,000 to bring their ideas to life.
“The essence of Charlotte was reflected in the caliber and creativity of applications for this new initiative,” said Priya Sircar, Knight Foundation director for arts. “It’s undeniable that Charlotte is full or artists and arts organizations creating and presenting high-quality work. Our hope is to help highlight these twelve projects and bring the diversity, talent and potential of Charlotte’s arts scene to new heights.”
Nearly 200 artists and organizations applied to Celebrate Charlotte Arts, which sought ideas earlier this year from across diverse communities and in every artistic genre. The twelve winners will share their resulting projects in a Knight-sponsored showcase at Charlotte’s BOOM Festival in April 2020.