To engage Charlotte audiences with Dances of the Soul, a workshop series that paired professional artists and dancers with community leaders and residents to participate in the creation of dance and performance art.
To develop a chamber version of the critically-acclaimed opera, Dead Man Walking
To support journalism excellence and diversity by funding Girls Write Now to provide workshops on digital journalism writing for low-income girls.
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 support “It's Your Move” - an interactive video project that will engage Akron residents through choreography and dance.
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 'Particle Falls' - a public art project in downtown Philadelphia, designed by digital media artist Andrea Polli, that draws a correlation between our urban environment and public health.
Fostering conversation among strangers by installing Charlotte’s signature porch swings in public spaces.
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