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 engage audiences with 'Street Opera' - a series of events bringing culturally diverse opera performances out of the theater and into non-traditional venues throughout Charlotte.
To engage new Charlotte audiences with culturally diverse theatre offerings by supporting six productions by On Q Performing Arts - Charlotte's premier African-American theatre company.
To support a series of free outdoor film screenings throughout Macon.
To support the Macon Arts Alliance's capacity to support individual artists through professional development workshops and programs, and serve as a regional partner to the Knight funded Springboard for the Arts national artist-supporting network.
To support the expansion of The Big O Singer/Songwriter Music Camp and provide camp scholarships to 20 aspiring young Macon musicians.
To promote Macon as a musical destination by providing a stipend for touring acts to perform free concerts for audiences of all-ages at Fresh Produce Records.
To support three free cultural events at the historic Hay House: a jazz quintet performance, film screening and an interactive theater experience