Alberto’s transition to me will include something along the lines of: Knight emphasis on understanding the impact of what we support, and learning how we can strengthen our workBegun an assessment of the Knight Arts Challenge to date, led by Mayur Patel, VP/Strategy & Assessment, in partnership with the Arts Program Team. Mayur….Talking Points Listed Below Slides:Thank you, Alberto. Earlier this year begun assessment of Knight Arts Challenge in partnership with AEA consulting, one of the world’s leading arts and cultural advisory groups. Review is ongoing and will be completed in the first half of 2012.Wanted to take this opportunity to share some of the emerging insights As we explore the role challenge has played in supporting a more vibrant cultural community in Miami.
One of aims of the contest was to help generate ideas from Miami’s creative communityResponse has been overwhelmingOver the past three years received more than 7,000 ideas about how strengthen artsFrom over 2,300 applicantsApplicants allowed to submit several ideas over the years(Record is one organization that has submitted over 44 ideas!)Draws new philanthropic support into the sectorFuels Miami’s creative zeitgeist Importantly those ideas have come from a range of sourcesNot just arts nonprofit organizations, but reaching out to individuals, arts collectives, private businessesFormat was designed to be simple and open to all
Hope to nurture impact projects. Winners contributing to Miami’s cultural community by:Broadening access to, encouraging participation in, and developing audiences for the arts. Nurturing the local artist community and training youth. Highlighting the rich mix of cultures to bridge communities within South Florida. Documenting artists’ careers, capturing and extending the life of temporary events, and mapping Miami’s cultural ecologyExamine each of these themes further as review continuesHeard from winners that “Knight Arts Challenge” helped legitimize their work, raise profileWidely-held perception that Miami has a more vibrant cultural community than five years ago, and that Knight Arts Challenge has contributed to this developmentTransition to the Video…..
Aim was to help fuel Miami’s zeitgeist and not do it just through the impact of the winners, but to encourage and spur creativity by issuing a challenge to allHave to look at the Contest not just the Grants….“the sizzle and the steak”Positive benefit experienced: conceive new ideas, develop and refine their concepts, establish new partnershipsSeveral of those responded to survey indicated that they’ve gone on to pursue their projectsHeard from artists that it“renewed my desire to collaborate with my peers here to develop larger projects.””The prospect of funding has spurred creativity and encouraged many new projects.”"The Knight Challenge has … nurtured a community for artists to build with other artists on many levels.”
Ideas by theThousands• More than 7,000 ideas• Submitted by over 2,300 applicants• More than 50% applicants not 501c3 organizations
NurturingImpactfulProjects• Expanding access and audiences• Supporting local artists of today and tomorrow• Celebrating cultural diversity
• 43% non-winningBenefits applicants felt they experienced a positiveBeyond the benefitWinners • 48% still ended up pursuing their ideas even though they did not receive a grant Based on AEA survey of all applicants. Response rate of 13%.