To engage new Charlotte audiences with culturally diverse theatre offerings by supporting six productions by On Q Performing Arts - Charlotte's premier African-American theatre company.
To create a series of performances taking opera out of the theater and into the streets of greater Charlotte.
To broaden awareness of local theater offerings by supporting a joint theater advertising venture for Charlotte based theater producers.
To support two seasons of the Tosco Music Party, which is now a sell-out series at the Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts. Any given concert presents professional, semiprofessional and amateur acts, ranging from acoustic rock sets and bluegrass bands to string or jazz ensembles, sitar musicians and barbershop quartets.
To support 'Imagine 2025: Sharing the Vision' - a creative summit to engage Charlotte audiences in a dialogue around the future sustainability of arts and culture in their community.
To provide pre-development support to transform a historic movie theater into an active civic space in the heart of Uptown Charlotte that promotes community engagement.
To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.
To support the New Americans Campaign to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Charlotte, Miami and San Jose - accelerating civic engagement and talent retention.
To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
For a community-building project with Project LIFT students, families and neighbors and volunteers from the greater Charlotte community
To create the North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund, to support increased audience engagement through the creation and acquisition of contemporary dance works.