To build awareness of the significant contributions that arts and culture organizations make to the social capital of the region with a long-term, comprehensive Cultural Census project called "Making the Case"
To demonstrate the broad value of arts and culture by conducting a comprehensive impact study of the arts sector in Manatee County
To preserve and expand the reach of traditional Mexican music by creating a mariachi youth ensemble that would celebrate the popular format while incorporating the music of other Latin American countries
To ignite imaginations around the future of environmental conservation by creating a large and visually stunning art installation along the Delaware River complete with solar panels, gardens and more
To establish an Institute for Arts-Infused Education and to expand the Onstage arts outreach programs
To support a week-long dance residency and performance with Philadelphia-based BalletX at the University of Akron.
To mark the fifth anniversary of the John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season with a classical programming series at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
To add "art stars" to the residency program, elevating the visibility of the center in the community and in the world
To elevate and energize community discussion, engagement and excitement by bringing six to eight new Knight artists in residence to McColl Center for Visual Art leading to increased regional and national attention
To host the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC)'s Legacy Tour as the fifth dance performance in the 2010-11 John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season
To make new multimedia materials and information widely accessible to online audiences with the e-book release of "Merce Cunningham: Sixty-Five Years"
To support the 'Merce in Miami," spring 2007