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 support 'Beyond Sustenance' - a series of exhibits, programs and workshops exploring connections within African American culture and culinary arts.
To engage Philadelphia residents and attract new audiences to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts with 'Sing Freedom Sing!' - a concert presenting classical orchestral works alongside African-American sacred music and gospel.
To create the Cultural Opportunity Fund, to provide community-based arts organizations the opportunity to present programming in a new concert hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.
To establish the Springboard Fund, to support the creation of a series of toolkits that will enable communities to support artists and to develop a network of artist-supportive programs across Knight's resident communities.
To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
To create the TU Dance Fund, to support the diversification of the dance community in St. Paul by expanding TU Dance's capacity to cultivate donors and increase programming.
To create the Strategic Growth Fund, enabling Penumbra Theatre, the largest African-American theater company in the nation, to engage new audiences with exceptional contemporary theater.
To support the winners of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, including the winner of the People's Choice Award.