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 support the development of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) strategic alliance
To support a sustainability initiative for the Arts Incubator Program, providing fiscal sponsorship, pro bono legal services, fundraising support and organizational development assistance to artist-led non-profit projects
For a participatory public art experience called the Giant Sing Along at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair
To foster cross-cultural exchange and dialogue among Twin Cities Latino and Asian communities, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater will collaborate on a series of new works titled "Latino-Asian Fusion Series"
To advance the TU Dance Center in St. Paul as a hub for local dance activity and a valued community resource, including service to underrepresented local populations
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 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
To support Penumbra Theatre's New Play Development Program called OKRA
To expand programming to teen audiences through use of a new 142-seat thrust stage
To create an extensive digital database of concerts on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) website and thereby greatly increase free online access to locally-produced classical music
To develop and launch programming for the TU Dance Center including dance classes and a summer intensive, making the center a hub of community and professional activity for local and regional dance