To promote creative expression in local youth through a free art program for teens
Building on previous Knight Foundation investments in the news and information ecosystem, via the Knight Community Information Challenge, the Chicago Community Trust will continue to design, build and demonstrate the power of digital tools to the community and empower residents to use news and information to improve their quality of life.
To promote diversity and boost under-represented groups in journalism through subsidized training and operational support
To help public radio project Transom create and test Transom Online Workshops to teach radio and multimedia storytelling.
To explore cultural understanding through the arts by having nationally known choreographers engage communities in creating new works that explore cultural identities and expression
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
Minezy is a tool that will allow journalists to deduce social relationships, hierarchical structures and topical importance from email archives. The goal of the prototype will be to allow journalists to quickly use the structured data contained within Microsoft Outlook archives to create a rudimentary analysis of a target subject social, political and/or business network.
To strengthen jazz in Detroit by creating a competition for musicians whose winners will form a performance band
To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in nontraditional settings
To provide economic analysis in 5 Miami neighborhoods
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 study the transition of U.S. journalism schools into the digital future and sponsor a conference to help Chinese media create sustainable business models