To create the North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund, to support increased audience engagement through the creation and acquisition of contemporary dance works.
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 create the Knight Miami Art Student Travel Fund, in support of experiential learning opportunities, critical to the personal growth and artistic development of Miami's young talents, at Design and Architecture High School (DASH) and New World School for the Arts (NWSA).
To extend the joy of music to students in Miami-Dade schools through a year-round classical education program culminating in an annual festival with performances by youth and professional musicians
To help 120,000 to 140,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 130,000 public school students.
To bring the opera into the community through performances in community spaces and commissioning a new opera based on the city’s rich cultural history
To create the Knight Foundation Digital Media Innovation Fund, to support Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society's digital experimentation with audience engagement.
To support the development of young musicians of color through Detroit’s annual Sphinx Competition
To invest in 18 of America's finest artists working in the 26 Knight communities and illuminate the value of artists to society
To build an internationally recognized cultural identity and sense of place for the Silicon Valley by strengthening ZERO1's organizational capacity and making its biennial international digital arts festival a signature cultural event
To showcase the ballet - and the region's cultural significance - by providing orchestral accompaniment during the 2011-13 repertory seasons
To create a signature public space for Philadelphia by advancing the redevelopment of Dilworth Plaza