Knight Blog

The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Bringing new energy to the artists driving the future of Detroit

Oct. 24, 2012, 12:48 p.m., Posted by Marika Lynch

With this investment, we hope to bring new energy to the artists and entrepreneurs driving the future of Detroit, so that years from now, when someone asks how we succeeded in our quest to lift the soul and bind the community in Detroit, I hope they’ll point to some of the things we’re announcing tonight: some art things, some surprising things, some amazing things and some genuinely, authentically Detroit things. - Knight Foundation President and CEO Alberto Ibargüen on the foundation’s new $19.25 million commitment to the Detroit arts

Read more about Knight’s new, two-pronged commitment that includes funding for institutions to engage the community through the arts, and a community-wide contest that will fund the best ideas for the local arts.