To bolster innovation in the arts by bringing together creative professionals and techies for a three-day art hackathon, where they will develop apps and websites that answer one question: how do we enhance the delivery of local art to users?
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 create ARTLAB+, a dynamic and dedicated space serving as a national model for peer-based learning that provides free digital arts education through the Hirshhorn Museum
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 raise awareness of the realities of global poverty through ARTecho, an artistic social initiative during Art Basel Miami 2012
To entice new audiences to the Actors' Summit, through a community engagement program targeting youth and their parents
For the "Create A Masterpiece" campaign, to expand the Akron Art Museum, enlarge its endowment, and name the new building in honor of John S. and James L. Knight
To help digitize the Akron Art Museum's collection
To support groundbreaking exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums, and to further the Museum's audience engagement mission.
To help engage diverse audiences in the Akron Civic Theatre's 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons with intergenerational, multi-cultural and community based programming