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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

To expand the audience for classical music by offering the symphony experience globally through expanded webcast and mobile content

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


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.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

To build on the success of the recently launched digital concert series by supporting the broadcast of an additional thirteen Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts between January and June, 2012

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

Reclaimed Wood Guitars

To turn abandoned homes into a source of creativity by using reclaimed lumber to create guitars

Detroit Science Fiction Generator

To uplift Detroiters' ideas and narratives about the city's future through a series of sci-fi writing workshops that create works for 'zines

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)

12 'Zines

To engage Detroiters in the city's history by creating a series of 'zines that explore the city's people and places

Theatre Bizarre

To inspire performers and audiences alike through a large-scale, immersive art installation that brings together local artists, including acrobats and circus sideshow artists

Traditional Drums and Dance

To bring Detroit residents together through a series of West African drumming and dancing workshops that teach the form's historical and cultural significance

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