Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Springboard for the Arts

To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements

Artplace

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.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

To feature artists who show exceptional promise in the field and who are interested in democratic and collaborative practices in their art-making through the emerging artist exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

The Detroit Institute of Arts

To help the Detroit Institute of Arts transform its relationship to audiences by supporting a pilot project using a PDA (personal digital assistant) to deliver information about exhibits

Roosevelt Hotel Art Installation

To mount an art installation on the abandoned Roosevelt Hotel highlighting the potential held by vacant urban spaces in collaboration with the Hygienic Dress League, the Detroit Civic Intervention and local community activist Philip Cooley

Random Acts of Culture: Detroit

To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings

Arab American National Museum

To support cross-cultural understanding through a forum that focuses on the role of arts in building and engaging communities. 

Business Leaders for Michigan

To enhance the ability of the Detroit region's creative community to build out a comprehensive, actionable vision by inventorying and mapping creative sector assets

Marygrove College

To establish an Institute for Arts-Infused Education and to expand the Onstage arts outreach programs

The New Detroit Science Center

For free physical science field trips to the Science Center including a pre-visit and post-visit school-based curriculum, transportation, live stage show and demonstration, planetarium show and large-scale traveling exhibit

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