To create the Knight Akron Dance Fund, to support artistic excellence and innovation in dance through the establishment of a national center for choreography located on the University of Akron campus.
To develop a series of shared community experiences that serve as a focal point for all including performances and learning opportunities for area youth.
To expand Tuesday Musical's Artist in Residence program allowing members of the community to engage with visiting performers through workshops, lectures and intimate concerts.
To produce at least 110 intergenerational, non-commercial programs per year ranging from intimate cabaret-style concerts to multi-day performances.
To provide extensive arts training for African American youth in Akron through the YEPAW Summer Intensive, a performing arts training program at the Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (YEPAW).
To engage Akron's black male youth through a three-day visual arts workshop led by nationally renowned arts education program AS220 Youth, and to support the Akron premiere of 'Finding the Gold Within' - a documentary exploring the impact of the Alchemy program on the lives of six young men.
To engage Akron area audiences with innovative chamber orchestra performances.
To support 'Synapse' - a series of innovative workshops and events that will engage Akron audiences through examinations of the relationship between art and science.
To support a week-long dance residency and performance with Philadelphia-based BalletX at the University of Akron.
To support “It's Your Move” - an interactive video project that will engage Akron residents through choreography and dance.
To support a collaborative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream led by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and featuring performances by the Akron Symphony Shakespeare Players, Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, the Summit Children's Choir and local actors from the greater Akron community.
To launch Akron's first and only digital art house cinema.