To create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
To establish the Springboard Fund, to support the creation of a series of toolkits that will enable communities to support artists and to develop a network of artist-supportive programs across Knight's resident communities.
To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
To create the TU Dance Fund, to support the diversification of the dance community in St. Paul by expanding TU Dance's capacity to cultivate donors and increase programming.
To create the Strategic Growth Fund, enabling Penumbra Theatre, the largest African-American theater company in the nation, to engage new audiences with exceptional contemporary theater.
To support Motionpoems' 'Arrivals and Departures' - a public projection of poetry films that will activate Union Depot, the future hub of St. Paul's Central Corridor Light Rail.
To support NextNotes High School Composition Awards - the first national mentoring and music composition awards program designed to encourage and recognize the creativity of high school age composers.
To support the Annual Hmong Arts and Music Festival, the only arts focused Hmong festival in the world.
To support a one-year pilot programming Master Class series targeted toward mid-career and established Minnesota film and video artists at IFP Minnesota in St. Paul.
To support the Mu Daiko 2013-14 taiko drumming series - performed in St. Paul by Minnesota's only pan-Asian performing arts organization.
To support the production and presentation of a vocal and stick-pounding performance that will engage GLBT and allied youth from area homeless shelters and three metro area schools.
To launch St. Paul's cultural season with a live outdoor simulcast of Minnesota Opera's season-opening performances in Landmark Plaza.