To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
To use the arts to foster an interest in reading by weaving interactive cultural experiences throughout the museum’s Children’s Book Fair
To experiment with new programs that will take the institute’s world-class art collection out of the museum and into the community
To bring the opera into the community through performances in community spaces and commissioning a new opera based on the city’s rich cultural history
To support the development of young musicians of color through Detroit’s annual Sphinx Competition
To support artistic instruction by professional artists from key organizations such as Sphinx, the Mosaic Theater, the Michigan Opera and others at the Detroit School of Arts
To allow audiences at various cultural events throughout the city to share their opinions on Web-based platforms by recording video reviews to post on the iCritic Detroit website and other outlets
To build on the success of the recently launched digital concert series by supporting the broadcast of an additional thirteen Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts between January and June, 2012
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 a presentation of the major works of Igor Stravinsky, collaboratively produced by Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Eisenhower Dance Ensemble and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival during the 2012 Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival
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.