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'Renegade' series

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

'Rise to the Occasion' at U of Akron

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

'The Humid Body'

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

+Acumen

To build +Acumen, an online leadership academy to train social entrepreneurs with targeted outreach in four Knight communities.

10 Questions: Brazil

To adapt and implement the "10Questions" platform in Brazil's presidential election as a first step to bringing the system to Latin America

10Questions Mobile

To create 10Questions mobile app and pilot test it in the Mexican presidential election

12 'Zines

To engage Detroiters in the city's history by creating a series of 'zines that explore the city's people and places

143FM

To create a series of drive-through audio collages of the city by installing hyper-local radio stations continuously broadcasting on the same frequency

1st ACT Silicon Valley

To help launch a new vision for Silicon Valley by supporting development of a focused plan aimed at making downtown San Jose a more viable, fun and pedestrian-friendly place

1st ACT Silicon Valley

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

2010 Berlin Biennial

To send 22 recent New World School of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates to Berlin, Germany for the 2010 Berlin Biennial

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