Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Welcoming America

To support Welcoming Cities, a program that helps cities to adopt policies and best practices to attract, retain and harness New Americans and immigrant talent.

Crowdsource Symphony

To engage residents with the Crowdsource Symphony Initiative - a symphonic portrait of Detroit composed by Tod Machover, produced through contributions and collaborations with the citizens of Detroit, and performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

PASSENGER

To support the pilot phase of Passenger Center (PASSENGER), a proposed residency for emerging creative practitioners in Detroit's Capitol Park district, where they can share their work with expanded audiences, markets, and provide a proof of concept for the PASSENGER live/work/create concept.

6th Street Dance Studio/WholeProject

To build connections between the urban dance communities in Miami and Detroit through master classes in each city and via video conferencing, anchored by Hardcore Detroit and Miami's 6th Street Dance Studio/Whole Project.

A Host of People

To celebrate the do-it-yourself movement in both food and the arts by creating a site-responsive theater piece performed in community gardens around the city

ARTLAB J

To support Detroit Dance City Festival, a three-day celebration that provides an opportunity for local and national artists to present their work and strengthen ties in Detroit's dance community

Allied Media Projects

To expand the annual Allied Media Conference to include a full music showcase, further exploring the intersection of art and social change

Andrew Krieger

To weave art into people's everyday lives by creating 'Kamishibai Man,' a bicycle-mounted wooden theater - based on a Japanese tradition - where performers use paper art to tell serial stories

Apetechnology

To create a post-industrial homage to the Javanese tradition of shadow puppetry through a modern performance with towering, robotic puppets and gongs

Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel

To share the traditional dances of Mexico's La Huasteca region by partnering with a local dance group and professionals in Mexico to teach the choreography to Detroiters

Biba Bell

To invite the public to experience both dance and classic architecture by producing 'It Never Really Happened,' an intimate performance inside an apartment in the 1950s Detroit high-rise designed by Mies van der Rohe

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