To uplift Detroiters' ideas and narratives about the city's future through a series of sci-fi writing workshops that create works for 'zines
To illuminate some of Detroit's dark neighborhood streets through an outdoor video art installation showcasing the faces and wisdom of the city's elders
To use the contemporary arts movement Afrofuturism as a vehicle for social change through a series of educational workshops and installations
Knight Foundation invests in community success by supporting civic innovation, founded on robust civic engagement, in talent, opportunity and place. In Detroit, we focus on innovative places, talent and civic infrastructure that accelerate Detroit’s revitalization.
We invest in places that accelerate talent and advance opportunity. Some of our initial investments emphasize the Eastern Market and TechTown districts, but we are also seeking prototype investments in other areas of Detroit primed to accelerate talent and opportunity.
We invest in residents, including immigrants and entrepreneurs, as drivers of economic growth, job creation and neighborhood revitalization. In this area investments will primarily accelerate the work of intermediaries such as the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan and Global Detroit.
We invest in innovation in governance and civic capacity. As Detroit navigates bankruptcy and a new civic infrastructure, our investments will support development of these areas in partnership with the public and private sectors.
We invest in civic innovation at the intersection of talent, opportunity and place to enable our communities to succeed.
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Detroit Community Advisory Committee
• Abir Ali
• Sheila Cockrel
• Phillip Cooley
• Stephen Henderson
• Sarida Scott
• Marc Schwartz