We are thrilled to announce that Philadelphia Photo Arts Center has been selected to receive a grant of $35,000 from PNC Arts Alive in support of Philly Photo Day! This is a very prestigious grant award.  Only 21 arts organizations from the region made the final cut in 2013 and Philly Photo Day was selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement!
It is doubly exciting that the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will match the PNC Arts Alive grant dollar-for-dollar!  This means that PPAC only needs to raise an additional $40,000 to match the Philly Photo Day portion of the Knight Arts Challenge!
If you have already given to Philly Photo Day, thank you!  So far, PPAC has raised $6,770 thanks to generous people like you. Can you help us close the gap and make a donation to match the remaining $33,230? Your gift of $25, $50 or $500 in support of Philly Photo Day will be doubled by the generous funding of Knight Foundation.
Philly Photo Day was chosen by PNC Arts Alive for its innovative approach to making art accessible to everyone.  This year, PPAC will expand Philly Photo Day by creating as many as 60 works of public art, including as many as 20 neighborhood photo murals created using 125 cameras and 20 photo instructors provided to participants through their local community centers, ensuring access among traditionally underserved constituents.  Another 40 images will be produced as billboards and exhibited throughout the city.
I encourage you to express your creative self and submit a photo on Philly Photo Day, and please consider making a donation in support of the event today.
Philly Photo Day 2012 Opening Night
Without the generosity and visionary thinking of PNC Arts Alive and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Philly Photo Day would not be possible. Check out the PNC Arts Alive website to find out more about each grantee and the funded programs including Philly Photo Day at www.pncartsalive.com.  You can learn more about Knight Foundation at www.knightfoundation.org.
Please give to Philly Photo Day… and to the inspired thousands taking a picture together on October 18th!