As part of a group of funders, support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment developed by the Emergency Manager, to allow Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy a financially sustainable community that can better engage and serve its citizens. At the same time, securing the assets of the Detroit Inst. of Arts as a resource for the City and the region.
To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.
To support the winners of the 2014 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, including the winner of the People's Choice Award.
To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content
To experiment with new programs that will take the institute’s world-class art collection out of the museum and into the community
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 the winners of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, including the winner of the People's Choice Award.
For the redesign of core exhibits, curriculum materials to serve as tools for educators, transportation and admission for underserved and at-risk students
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 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 cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities.