To support “It's Your Move” - an interactive video project that will engage Akron residents through choreography and dance.
To support a collaborative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream led by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and featuring performances by the Akron Symphony Shakespeare Players, Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, the Summit Children's Choir and local actors from the greater Akron community.
To launch Akron's first and only digital art house cinema.
To support Around the Table: Food, Creativity and Community, an exhibition offering different perspectives on food through artistic and civic engagement.
The Macon Arts Alliance (MAA), in collaboration with Mercer’s Center of Collaborative Journalism, will embed paid journalism interns in local arts organizations to provide review and comment and hold community symposiums. This is a matching grant for the NEA-awarded grant in Spring, 2013.
To engage diverse audiences during the Akron Civic Theatre's 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with community-based programming that represents an array of cultures and artistic-disciplines.
To raise awareness of traditional Chinese music and instrumentation among young musicians and residents in San Jose/Silicon Valley.
To support Weathervane Community Playhouse's Community Engagement Initiative - an ongoing engagement effort that combines community outreach with the presentation of challenging and artistically excellent works centered on the African-American experience and race relations.
To support Downtown Live and Local - a series of music and performance art events in Downtown Akron.
To support the 11th season of Akron's downtown summer arts program - a series of concerts, festivals and events that invite the community to engage with the arts.
To support the production of the Keepers of the Art Music Showcase and “Teen Forum” - a concert, event series and public television program that will explore societal issues and engage the community through the celebration of “true school” Hip-Hop.
To implement the Knight Fellows Pilot Project in Miami and Philadelphia - providing filmmakers in Knight resident communities with an opportunity to participate in local programs modeled on the success of the Sundance Institute's intensive film-making workshops.