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Knight American Artists Fellowship Fund

To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.

Akron Art Museum

Introducing new audiences to collecting art by starting an art rental program, where any resident with a library card can check out works to display in their home

Akron Roundtable

Exploring the role of arts in building community by bringing Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates to speak in Akron and meet with artists and entrepreneurs

Allisyn Just

The Cappies (Critics and Awards Program for High School Students): Building the next generation of art critics by having local journalists train high school theater and journalism students in writing reviews, and then honoring the best work at an awards show

BLU Jazz+ Akron

Bringing training to local jazz musicians through a series of master class workshops at BLU Jazz+ led by top musicians

Center for Applied Drama and Autism

The Glass Menagerie Through the Prism of Autism: Providing audiences with a greater understanding of the challenges facing people with autism with a theater experience that shows what life is like on the spectrum

Chad Mason

The Heart of Glass: Offering creative opportunities with a mobile glass studio that travels to schools and events

Diane Davis-Sikora and Kasumi

The Optics of Memory: Enlivening downtown by building a public art series based on 2011 Guggenheim Fellow Kasumi's exhibition 'The Optics of Memory,' a multimedia piece about the formation of memory and collective consciousness

Girls Rock Camp Akron

Girls Rock Camp Akron: Fostering the next generation of musicians by bringing the Girls Rock Camp summer camp, where girls 10-16 write and perform songs, to Akron

Greater Akron Musical Association

Garage Band: Activating a space for artists by turning the Akron Symphony's garage bay into a stage for local musicians to perform in open-mic events and jam sessions

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