To support the Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, a free music event that opens the downtown St. Paul performing arts season in September
To support the production of Disconnect, a play by Anupama Chandrasekhar, set in a contemporary Indian call center, highlighting the connections and disconnections between economies and people on opposite sides of the world
To issue a white paper that will advance the findings of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy and provide ideas to implement its recommendations. Note: The finished white paper by Norm Ornstein was published as "Creating A Public Square in a Challenging Media Age." Please see related project here.
To launch a grassroots community outreach campaign to support the production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West," scheduled to run February 7-24, 2013
To culturally enrich Miami-Dade Schools ninth grade students by making 3,000 seats available to the Tony winning musical In the Heights, coupled with a rap-writing contest.
To foster the appreciation and understanding of new work and thinking in the dance field with "Is Paris Burning?," a 3-year series of artist-curated and site-specific performances that examine and re-invigorate traditional conceptions of dance in Miami
To bring more music to Philadelphia's Latino communities by working with organizations to develop a new outreach initiative bridging classical and Latin music
To support the opening and closing productions of the University Musical Society's (U.M.S.) "Renegade" series, celebrating the artist Phillip Glass through the production of "Einstein on the Beach", as well as a Michael Tilson Thomas residency
To create and implement an innovative education recruitment and retention model that will increase the number of African-American males enrolling in and graduating from the University of Akron
To adapt and implement the "10Questions" platform in Brazil's presidential election as a first step to bringing the system to Latin America
To create 10Questions mobile app and pilot test it in the Mexican presidential election
To create a new sense of place in Silicon Valley by supporting an initiative that uses the lens of creativity to bring the future into focus and inspire physical and cultural improvements