To revitalize open spaces in the Brightmoor community by commissioning local artists to replace blight with public art
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 inspire Detroit through film by creating a signature film festival for the city
@DennisScholl on strategy for Knight Arts
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 is funding 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 Miami and Philadelphia to seek out 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.