To support downtown arts summer programming, including Lock 3 (concerts and festivals) and Lock 3 Summer Arts (professional and apprentice student public art), for this, the 10th-anniversary season of Downtown Akron's premier event and entertainment venue
To connect residents to the services and institutions available in the Greater University Circle neighborhood, the Cleveland Foundation will create a mobile app for the Neighborhood Voice, its local news publication and website.
To bring GroundWorks Dance Theater and Akron Symphony Orchestra together in a newly staged interpretation of Rite of Spring during the work's 100th anniversary
To produce an investigative report on gas- and oil-well drilling, The Raymond John Wean Foundation will help enable a new operating partnership between the NewsOutlet.org and a local National Public Radio affiliate.
To launch a grassroots community outreach campaign to support the production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West," scheduled to run February 7-24, 2013
To provide extensive arts training for youth in Cascade Village of greater Akron, and to leverage our 2010 Communities grant by enabling youth to engage their community through the arts and encourage passion for the arts
To expand Apollo's Fire's Akron-area presence by supporting the presentation of its five subscription programs at Akron-area venues as well as a series of Baroque Bistro concerts at a popular Akron marketplace throughout the season
To build a web platform for local community engagement in Akron that uses trained community organizers and creates a local online sharing network for neighbors and civic leaders to connect
To support the production of the Fifth Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase, a beloved community event, offering authentic, hands-on arts enrichment and youth development programming
To support Gravity and Grace, an exhibition featuring work by El Anatsui to run June 16 through Oct. 7, 2012, engaging local and national communities through innovative programming in celebration of the museum's 90th anniversary
To offer Akron access to the Trey McIntyre Project, a groundbreaking contemporary ballet company, while celebrating the city's rich dance history and making Akron a destination for dance
To build on the popular First Night event by implementing a series of events designed to highlight and promote the arts and culture entities emerging and/or thriving in the Downtown Akron area