To eliminate economic and geographic barriers to entry and encourage greater audience engagement at the 2012 Blossom Music Festival
To support the establishment of the Knight Fellows program and the Fellows' participation in Americans for the Arts' 2012 Emerging Leaders Preconference, scheduled for June 7-8, 2012 in San Antonio, Tex
To engage Philadelphia audiences with artistically excellent and innovative contemporary photography exhibitions and workshops.
To engage Philadelphia audiences with the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival - a forum for cutting-edge dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken word performances set in venues across the city.
To support San Jose/Silicon Valley's growing cultural community through the 2015 Artist Laureate Awards and Knight Legacy Laureate award - recognizing achievement in the arts and contributions to the cultural life of Silicon Valley. See also 2014 Laureate.
To engage audiences with the creation of content-rich media, capturing the work of student playwrights at the 2015 Young Voices Monologue Festival in Philadelphia.
To engage audiences through the founding of the Cinequest Audience Favorite Feature and Audience Favorite Documentary awards, to be premiered during the 23rd Annual Cinequest Film Festival from Feb. 26-March 10, 2013
To support an artistic project by OpenEnded Group that combines 3D visualizations with personal testimonies, showcasing a unique cross-section of Detroit, to be presented as an installation and on the Web using the emerging WebGL framework.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, with “40 And Counting” – an exhibition and programming series that culminates this month. “40 and Counting” highlights the institution’s journey and influence on the region, featuring works of sculpture, painting, textiles, photography and more from 16 previous exhibitions.
To sponsor the fourth annual world-premiere screening of new films, scheduled for Oct. 23, 2012 at Open Book in Minneapolis
To build connections between the urban dance communities in Miami and Detroit through master classes in each city and via video conferencing, anchored by Hardcore Detroit and Miami's 6th Street Dance Studio/Whole Project.
Fostering a love of literature in youth by turning the Eastern Market writing center into a pretend “robot factory” where students create stories to humanize the bots