Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival: Building on Akron's musical legacy by launching a downtown jazz festival that features local and national talent
dreamUP: Bringing together a diverse group of women in a series of workshops where they will create artistic pieces that reflect their individual life visions and goals
The Electric Pressure Cooker Presents... Bigger Than a Breadbox: Providing a platform for Akron's artists through Bigger Than a Breadbox, a quarterly vaudeville show of local talent that will travel to different neighborhoods
Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders: Sharing the voices of Akron by enabling residents to submit a short video of an original poem, some of which will be displayed on posters on local buses and in public spaces
To foster artistic excellence and broaden civic engagement in the arts through continued support for ArtPlace America - a national partnership among 15 foundations, eight federal agencies and six banks - to demonstrate the unique value the arts can bring to community development.
To support a new, research-based approach to engaging audiences for Opera Philadelphia through Festival O - a 12-day opera event that aims to turn Philadelphia into an urban stage for opera presentation, featuring world-class performers, world premieres and classic repertoire, multiple venues and genre-defying collaborations.
Bringing jazz to more Miamians by launching the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival, which will take over several blocks in downtown and continue in various venues
Expanding audiences for music by hosting mini-concerts in South Florida farmers markets with events preceded by a short explanation of the composer’s inspiration
Transforming our county’s sidewalks into playful encounters with "Concrete Poetry," in partnership with Miami Dade County Art in Public Places and O, Miami
Expanding arts education in the region by buying new telepresence equipment so that the center’s staff can interact directly with students in its distance learning arts programs
Exploring climate change through the arts by creating ARTsail, a one-month residency program aboard a sailboat where participants will create work inspired by Miami’s relationship to water
Instilling an appreciation for theater in West Dade’s children through workshops that lead them through the process of staging a play