To build on the city's musical legacy by having this band invite international and national musicians as "house guests" to live together and collaborate on an album
To uplift Detroiters' ideas and narratives about the city's future through a series of sci-fi writing workshops that create works for 'zines
To preserve the legacy of the 1970s dance craze the Detroit Jit through a documentary featuring the original Jitterbugs and an instructional video on how the dance is performed
To mark the exhibition of a collection of artist books and letterpress broadsides commemorating the 2007 bombing of the famed street of Baghdad booksellers through a book arts festival
To celebrate Detroit's vibrancy by creating a Hyper Interactive Hip-Hop Mardi Gras Parade that combines the unique traditions of the city's Caribbean Mardi Gras Festival, local hip-hop artists and the DIY innovators at the Mt Elliott Makerspace
To use the contemporary arts movement Afrofuturism as a vehicle for social change through a series of educational workshops and installations
To preserve and expand the reach of traditional Mexican music by creating a mariachi youth ensemble that would celebrate the popular format while incorporating the music of other Latin American countries
To foster a community of urban bike design by helping the East Side Riders - artists who build bikes as a means of expression - open a shop and expand
To use the power of design to produce vibrant civic spaces by bringing together architects and creatives with community advocates
Building on successful efforts to make city data more accessible, the Chattanooga Open Government Collaborative will use challenge funding to train key groups in using the available information.
To help bring important public issues to light, investigative journalists will train reporters at the Anchorage Daily News and other media outlets on how to use data to create a compelling, multimedia story.
As a way to empower South Floridians, Florida Pro Se Mobile will create a mobile app that helps low income residents understand basic legal procedures.