Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Akron Symphony - Shared experiences

To develop a series of shared community experiences that serve as a focal point for all including performances and learning opportunities for area youth. 

Knight Akron Youth Performing Arts Fund

To provide extensive arts training for African American youth in Akron through the YEPAW Summer Intensive, a performing arts training program at the Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (YEPAW). 

Jane's Walk

To expand the Jane's Walk program into Knight resident communities and develop a model and set of resources for expansion into other cities across the U.S.

Creative Interventions Tour

To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.

Akronist

To teach citizens to create local news and information digitally in the community-supported Akronist.

Master Class with BalletX

To support a week-long dance residency and performance with Philadelphia-based BalletX at the University of Akron.

'It's Your Move'

To support “It's Your Move” - an interactive video project that will engage Akron residents through choreography and dance.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

To support a collaborative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream led by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and featuring performances by the Akron Symphony Shakespeare Players, Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, the Summit Children's Choir and local actors from the greater Akron community.

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