To cultivate new audiences for Latin jazz by presenting "pop-up" performances of local artists using a portable stage
To fuel new ideas for the classroom by providing digital media teachers with a three-day artists' retreat and a year-round network of support
To challenge modern perceptions of puppetry by bringing together four Detroit organizations for puppet theater productions
To allow student artists to exhibit their work by creating a multipurpose exposition space with a focus on education and community outreach and participation
To develop young people's awareness of the city's vibrant cultural scene through interactive scavenger hunts led by local artists
To promote understanding and respect among youths and adults of all ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds with an Arab Music Concert Series
To engage the community in a conversation on the creative process through screenings of a documentary on Chinese-American philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs
To foster the local film scene and build community among filmmakers by creating a monthly gathering where producers screen their films in a variety of locations.
To celebrate renowned poet Donald Justice through a new book and conference in his hometown of Miami, where he is virtually unknown
To support an innovative form of 3D storytelling by creating a series of outdoor video art events screened on local buildings
To engage Philadelphia in a dialogue about young people being shuttled from school into the criminal justice system by supporting a two-year residency of actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
To portray fluorescent corals as living art forms in a new, pop-cultural iconography of Miami that reflects its unique subtropical location and growing intellectual, artistic identity