To feature artists who show exceptional promise in the field and who are interested in democratic and collaborative practices in their art-making through the emerging artist exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
Knight Foundation promotes an informed and engaged Detroit by fostering an environment where all Detroiters can connect with the city’s social entrepreneurial momentum.
In the 20th Century, Detroit was an important center of culture, a thriving industrial hub, and a home for many who sought the American Dream. Today, Detroit is a community of entrepreneurial do-ers that remains proud of its heritage and craves new opportunities to shape its future.
Many individual Detroiters are blending entrepreneurship, creativity, and civic activism in imaginative ways: they’re starting organizations, leading community projects, repurposing businesses, launching creative technologies, forming new social networks and telling different stories.
But we see even more Detroiters who seek to engage and lead with this entrepreneurial movement - as partners, as supporters, as participants, and more. Knight Foundation supports transformative ideas that create easy opportunities for individuals and institutions to engage with the city’s growing social entrepreneurial community so as to not leave this budding movement’s success to chance.
What does an informed and engaged Detroit look like to you? email us and send your thoughts to Knight!
To help sustain healthy communities in a democracy, we aim to increase the ability of individuals to engage in change.
Trabian Shorters on our strategy
Detroit Community Advisory Committee
• Phillip Cooley (chair)
• Anne Parsons
• Darryl and Georgan Redmond
• Margarita Barry
• Mary Kramer
• Mikel Ellcessor