As some of you know, last year Erica Rhapsody Hawthorne won the Knight’s Art Challenge with a bold idea: to start a fund to support artists in the Philadelphia area. The Small But Might Arts Grants will support emerging artists through micro-grants so they can take the creative steps needed to move forward with their success since many of us are less than $1000 away from that step.
Her challenge now from the Knight is to raise matching funds so she can receive the funding from them to get this project off the ground. She’s doing a smart grassroots fundraising campaign called “Give Them 5.” I, as many of you know, am a strong believer in the power of pooling together resources collectively and am a backer of this project. I encourage those of you with $5 (or more!) to spare to consider backing this project too and being an early investor in a much needed project in Philly!