- Date Awarded
- Grant Period
- 10/01/12 to 09/30/17
- Focus Areas
- Engaged Communities, Fostering the Arts
- Detroit, MI
To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.
The Arab American National Museum, the only one if its kind in the United States, uses arts and culture to break down racial and ethnic barriers in Southeast Michigan. The museum produces Detroit’s annual Concert of Colors, a free festival of world music, which once included a forum on “Community, Race and Culture” that explored the role of arts in building and engaging communities. Knight funding will restore the forum and help rebuild the Cultural Exchange Network of 50 arts organizations that originally facilitated the Concert of Colors.
The Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan will create the Knight Detroit Community Building Arts Fund, to support the Arab American National Museum's arts programming promoting tolerance and diverse cultures