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Random Acts of Culture

To continue to break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of Philadelphia residents with a second season of Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in nontraditional settings

Site and Sound Gardens

To transform overgrown and abandoned spaces into "sacred" art parks for the community by engaging residents to create visual and sound gardens in the Niceville-Tioga neighborhood

Skateable City

To help transform neighborhoods by turning blacktop lots into art-laden skate parks

Small But Mighty Arts Grants

To give a boost to local artists by creating a mini grant program to help cover their production costs with awards ranging from $50 to $1,000

Dancing around The Bride

To support the exhibition "Dancing around The Bride: John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Marcel Duchamp" from October 2012 to January 2013 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

La Bohème Simulcast Event

To launch Philadelphia's cultural season with a live, high-definition simulcast of the Opera Company of Philadelphia's Opening Night performance of Puccini's La Bohème on Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall

New Work in Ballet

To support emerging choreographer, and Alvin Ailey Director, Matthew Rushing in the creation of a new ballet to premiere the fall of 2012 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia

Springboard for the Arts

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

A Play, a Pie and a Pint

To produce 'A Play, a Pie and a Pint', a series of plays performed in non-traditional venues at non-traditional times on days when other theaters are traditionally dark

Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

To promote understanding and respect among youths and adults of all ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds with an Arab Music Concert Series

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