To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.
To support public engagement with masterpieces from Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) through the installation of high-quality reproductions in communities throughout metropolitan Detroit
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
To mount an art installation on the abandoned Roosevelt Hotel highlighting the potential held by vacant urban spaces in collaboration with the Hygienic Dress League, the Detroit Civic Intervention and local community activist Philip Cooley
To develop an umbrella organization for jazz in southeast Michigan through support of Jazz Planet, an audience development and outreach project
To build awareness of the significant contributions that arts and culture organizations make to the social capital of the region with a long-term, comprehensive Cultural Census project called "Making the Case"
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 support Plowshares Theatre Company in carrying out its artistic mission of developing new works in African-American theater for a culturally and socially diverse audience
To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings
For the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performance at Independent Sector Conference, November 4, 2009
To enhance the ability of the Detroit region's creative community to build out a comprehensive, actionable vision by inventorying and mapping creative sector assets