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 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 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.
To use the arts to foster an interest in reading by weaving interactive cultural experiences throughout the museum’s Children’s Book Fair
To establish an Institute for Arts-Infused Education and to expand the Onstage arts outreach programs
To engage residents with the Crowdsource Symphony Initiative - a symphonic portrait of Detroit composed by Tod Machover, produced through contributions and collaborations with the citizens of Detroit, and performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra