To share the traditional dances of Mexico's La Huasteca region by partnering with a local dance group and professionals in Mexico to teach the choreography to Detroiters
To create the Knight Art Programming and Acquisition Fund to engage South Florida audiences by supporting programming for four unique project galleries at the Perez Art Museum of Miami and providing flexible support for the acquisition of works.
To elevate Charlotte as a hub for artistic excellence by supporting the McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Knight Artist in Residency program. Funding will help fellows expand their community engagement efforts in Charlotte.
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Through its arts program, the foundation seeks to weave the arts into the fabric of Knight resident communities to engage and inspire the people living in them. The foundation believes that the arts are a catalyst for public dialogue and that shared cultural experiences contribute to a sense of place and communal identity.
The foundation seeks innovative ways to reach, engage and increase audiences for the arts, including through the use of technology.
Over a three-year period, the foundation funded 1,000 “Random Acts of Culture” to bring artists out of the performance halls and into people’s everyday lives.
As a way to solicit fresh and innovative ideas, Knight Foundation launched community-wide contests in Detroit, Miami and Philadelphia to find and fund the best ideas for the arts. Winners range from individual artists to large institutions.
The foundation has invested more than $66 million in the arts over the last five years.