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 fund Steven Johnson as a speaker and thought partner, together with an online resource connected to his Fall '14 PBS/BBC series, 'How We Got to Now' which will explore how leaders and communities create places that foster innovation and support talent.
To include Knight-community libraries in the creation of a national digital library network
To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements
To engage local diverse and underserved audiences and to showcase talented young musicians of color with performances by the Sphinx Virtuosi in Miami, Charlotte and Macon
For 2008 general operating support