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Knight Theater: Arts and Science Council

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

North Carolina Dance Theater

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

North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund

To create the North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund, to support increased audience engagement through the creation and acquisition of contemporary dance works.

KnightSounds 5th and 6th Season

To support continued arts innovation through the KnightSounds concert series, now in its fourth season, while bringing select programs outdoors for simulcasts.

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

To support the expansion and diversification of the Charlotte Symphony's audiences through continued support for its KnightSounds concert series

Digital Outreach

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

On Q Production Arts Support

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.

Enhanced Digitization /Mel Chin 'SEE to Sea'

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.

Knight Artist in Residency and Renovation

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.

Bechtler Digital Library

To complete the next phase of the museum's digitization project to create a digital library of the rarely seen collection of 1,400 works in the Bechtler family collection

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