To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To use the arts to foster an interest in reading by weaving interactive cultural experiences throughout the museum’s Children’s Book Fair
To experiment with new programs that will take the institute’s world-class art collection out of the museum and into the community
Providing a set of tools that communities can use to collect data on paper or via a smartphone app, then export or visualize the data via an easy-to-use dashboard. The city of Detroit has used the tools, created by Code for America fellows, to track urban blight.
To bring the opera into the community through performances in community spaces and commissioning a new opera based on the city’s rich cultural history
To support the development of young musicians of color through Detroit’s annual Sphinx Competition
To support artistic instruction by professional artists from key organizations such as Sphinx, the Mosaic Theater, the Michigan Opera and others at the Detroit School of Arts
To support Detroit Soup's expansion so that more young social entrepreneurs can engage, partner, and succeed with the broader community
To allow audiences at various cultural events throughout the city to share their opinions on Web-based platforms by recording video reviews to post on the iCritic Detroit website and other outlets
For the BMe Fund which will provide grants to black men in Detroit and Philadelphia who have shared their stories and are engaging others in strengthening their cities