Launched in June, the 2021 Knight Arts Challenge sought the best ideas for the arts from individual artists and arts organizations in Akron, Detroit and Miami. Knight Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the Challenge in Akron — 7 artists and arts organizations that will share over $500,000 to bring their innovative ideas to life to reach audiences where they are.
Brokers Without Borders
A cross-cultural play created by a multiethnic former refugee ensemble that demonstrates the experience of navigating an entirely new world and the celebrations of finding success in a globalized community.
The Art & Park Collective
A project that provides black artists opportunities to leverage technology to produce performances, workshops and demonstrations in public parks.
The Onyx Club Exhibitions: Hidden Gems
A series of exhibitions to make Black history and culture more accessible to the residents of Akron throughout the year.
Listening to History: An Akron Radio Play Tour for the Visually Challenged
A portable audio tour utilizing the art of the radio play to illuminate five Akron historical landmarks for the visually challenged
Mapping Akron: A Poetic Exploration of Home
An Interactive poetic map of Akron displayed in pop-up exhibits throughout the city
A community-driven performance in Summer 2022 crafted from stories collected during monthly queer gatherings throughout the city.