To engage audiences in new ways with an interactive event around Shakespeare's Henry IV, enabling attendees to participate in a battle scene
To elevate the national arts conversation by convening a group of distinguished leaders to discuss and promote critical issues in the arts through the Arts Strategy Group, hosted by the Aspen Institute
To build a prototype application to test the use of small, structured information units in narrative storytelling.
To focus the region's attention on dramatic growth over the last 13 years by funding a 2008 Citistates Report and using it to structure a new benchmarking initiative
To support the production of the Fifth Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase, a beloved community event, offering authentic, hands-on arts enrichment and youth development programming
To expand the way Philadelphia audiences experience live performance and widen their perspective on their daily urban surroundings with an immersive performance project inspired by Italo Calvino's novel Invisible Cities
To address the city’s environmental issues by hosting artists who will collaborate with scientists to create public environmental artworks and educational programs
To create connections between neighborhood restaurateurs and artists by commissioning dinners featuring art projects from across neighborhoods
To support the work of Council on Foundations (COF) on two initiatives: 1) Creating public-philanthropic partnerships in the area of universal access and 2) Promoting the importance of information needs of communities at COF's fall 2009 conference
To promote diversity and boost under-represented groups in journalism through subsidized training and operational support
To support Global Voices' general operations
To test the use of crowd-funded advertising through the Louder platform in order to extend the reach of journalism that is important to audiences.