To develop a series of shared community experiences that serve as a focal point for all including performances and learning opportunities for area youth.
To expand Tuesday Musical's Artist in Residence program allowing members of the community to engage with visiting performers through workshops, lectures and intimate concerts.
To produce at least 110 intergenerational, non-commercial programs per year ranging from intimate cabaret-style concerts to multi-day performances.
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).
To engage Akron area audiences with innovative chamber orchestra performances.
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.