Browse Knight-Funded Ideas

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

To spotlight challenging new music from the late 20th century through today during “Strange Beautiful Music,” a daylong marathon concert


To foster a dialogue around the arts and arts books by supporting a small publishing house and store focused on literary and visual arts books

Garage Cultural

To engage Latino youth in the theater arts through a bilingual performing arts program in southwest Detroit

Gratiot & Riopelle

To preserve Detroit's historic signs by saving the typography around the city via photography and making them into useable, digital typefaces for local business and letterpress use

Jacobstreet/The Untitled Bottega

To transform an abandoned property next to a North End art gallery into 'The Coliseum,' an outdoor theater and cultural hub meant to strengthen a neighborhood through the arts

Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde

To promote civic pride via 'The Detroit Tattoo Project,' where a local poet is commissioned to create a piece about the city which is then divided and drawn for use on free tattoos that, when reassembled, reveal graphic elements containing a secret image

LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books

To explore the array of cultures and music in Hamtramck by conducting 'field recordings' of local music - for example, a Bangladeshi street fair or a gospel trio - presented with minimal editing

Literary Detroit

To jump start a monthly series that includes communal composition, word games and more giving poets and audience members a space to co-create poems and stories and play with language

Matrix Theatre Company

To commission a well-known bilingual playwright to work with the city's Latino community in developing a new piece, 'Caridad in the Comunidad'

McEwen Studio

To re-design an existing vacant house as an opera and performance space, in which community members collaborate with visiting artists

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