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 strengthen audiences for the visual arts by offering a series of lectures on the intersection of arts and ethics
To foster a sense of community among an often-disparate group of local percussionists by providing free weekly master classes taught by well-known drumming artists
To bring together the city’s musicians, dancers and filmmakers to produce a multimedia theatrical work that explores South Florida’s evolution from swampland to modern metropolis
To empower more children to play and appreciate classical music by expanding the project’s orchestral academy to a third location, Liberty City
To celebrate renowned poet Donald Justice through a new book and conference in his hometown of Miami, where he is virtually unknown
To provide deeper insights into arts and culture through a new series where professional artists perform and engage in a dialogue with the audience
To provide opportunities for Miami’s artistic talent and to attract new creatives to the city by strengthening the center’s residency programs