For an operating endowment to support extensive new cultural facilities in downtown Charlotte, including a 1,200-seat theater to be named for John S. and James L. Knight
To strengthen the north end of Charlotte's uptown cultural mall with a permanent home, including classrooms and rehearsal studios, for the North Carolina Dance Theatre
To create the North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund, to support increased audience engagement through the creation and acquisition of contemporary dance works.
To create a sustainable future through the formation of an operations endowment for United States Artists, an organization that awards unrestricted fellowships to American artists, that will enable staff to spend time on programming, analytics and raising additional capital to expand the fellowships instead of raising money for annual operations.
To stimulate a community conversation around the multiple cultural traditions in Charlotte through the Newcomer Project
To support continued arts innovation through the KnightSounds concert series, now in its fourth season, while bringing select programs outdoors for simulcasts.
To support the expansion and diversification of the Charlotte Symphony's audiences through continued support for its KnightSounds concert series
To create a digital library of the rarely seen collection of 1,400 works in the Bechtler family collection
To create a more accessible and comprehensive website, including a digital library of portions of the collection plus a comprehensive microsite on North Carolina Pottery
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 support Mint Museum’s Enhanced Digitization Project, which is creating virtual tours of the museum and its collections and special exhibitions, plus interviews with curators and artists. Funding also commissioned “SEE to Sea,” an immersive large-scale installation by renowned North Carolina artist Mel Chin celebrating the centennial of the Panama Canal.
To elevate Charlotte as a hub for artistic excellence by supporting the McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Knight Artist in Residency program. Funding will help fellows expand their community engagement efforts in Charlotte.