To support 8-80 Cities in producing a nationwide convening and international trip to facilitate the formation of a civic innovation network among leaders in Knight communities, learning how to execute place-based solutions, attract and support talent and foster opportunity.
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.
To support various creative placemaking activities, facilitated by Hunter Franks, that will inspire robust engagement and change perceptions of place in Knight communities.
To support a week-long dance residency and performance with Philadelphia-based BalletX at the University of Akron.
To support “It's Your Move” - an interactive video project that will engage Akron residents through choreography and dance.
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.
To launch Akron's first and only digital art house cinema.
To engage diverse audiences during the Akron Civic Theatre's 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with community-based programming that represents an array of cultures and artistic-disciplines.
To support Weathervane Community Playhouse's Community Engagement Initiative - an ongoing engagement effort that combines community outreach with the presentation of challenging and artistically excellent works centered on the African-American experience and race relations.
To support Downtown Live and Local - a series of music and performance art events in Downtown Akron.
To support the 11th season of Akron's downtown summer arts program - a series of concerts, festivals and events that invite the community to engage with the arts.
To support the production of the Keepers of the Art Music Showcase and “Teen Forum” - a concert, event series and public television program that will explore societal issues and engage the community through the celebration of “true school” Hip-Hop.