To support BalletX in commissioning two world premiere ballets by two renowned choreographers for the company's Fall Series.
To implement the Knight Fellows Pilot Project in Miami and Philadelphia - providing filmmakers in Knight resident communities with an opportunity to participate in local programs modeled on the success of the Sundance Institute's intensive film-making workshops.
To support travel for the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement young poet team to represent Philadelphia in the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival - the largest spoken word event in the world.
To bring more music to Philadelphia's Latino communities by working with organizations to develop a new outreach initiative bridging classical and Latin music
To engage Philadelphia in a dialogue about young people being shuttled from school into the criminal justice system by supporting a two-year residency of actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith.
To create more public art and enliven city streets by hosting a competition for artists to design new bike racks
To increase professional development opportunities for local performance artists by expanding a pilot project that allows artists to seek targeted advice and counsel
To support global black cinema through a film festival that will also feature a short screenplay contest
To celebrate Indian music and introduce it to a young and urban audience by offering a concert series with rotating ensembles of professional musicians
To promote visual arts collaboration and capture the energy of the city's arts district by enabling many collectives to produce a multivenue, one-month exhibit.
To increase audiences for jazz by expanding the Center City Jazz Festival to include additional events and venues
To celebrate one of the community’s most beloved African-American artists, Charles Searles, by inviting art students from three universities to collaborate on paired exhibitions and events inspired by the artist’s legacy