We have great news: Indie Grits has been named a finalist in the 2017 Knight Cities Challenge!
The Knight Cities Challenge was begun by the Knight Foundation three years ago to support innovation in cities across America. Each year, finalists are chosen out of thousands of applicants, and this year alone over 4,500 applications were submitted to the Knight City Challenge. We are proud and grateful to announce Indie Grits as one of 144 finalists chosen out of this overwhelming number!
Every Knight City Challenge applicant must submit an idea to make a specific city more successful and to increase talent, opportunity, and civic engagement. We would like to think that Indie Grits fits this description, and we are overjoyed to be considered for this honor.
Winners of the Knight City Challenge will be announced in the coming spring and will receive a share of up to $5,000,000 to fund their project. If Indie Grits is selected, the funding will be put to use for our 2018 festival.