Knight Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Arts)

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Table of contents

Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._and_James_L._Knight_Foundation
Facebook username knightfdn
Websitehttps://knightfoundation.org/
Donations URLhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants
Twitter usernameknightfdn
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://knightfoundation.org/about
Grant application process pagehttps://knightfoundation.org/apply/
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/knight-foundation

This entity is also a donee.

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 1418 50,000 182,738 0 10,416 20,000 25,000 35,000 50,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 198,600 30,000,000
Communities, Arts 268 75,000 410,916 0 18,000 25,000 40,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 200,000 600,000 30,000,000
Arts 1138 40,000 129,542 13 10,000 17,500 25,000 30,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 100,000 150,000 7,500,000
Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalism 1 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028 16,028
Arts, Technology 10 150,000 146,213 100,000 100,000 100,000 148,800 150,000 150,000 150,000 150,000 155,000 173,329 185,000
Technology, Arts, Journalism 1 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
Arts (filter this donor) 1138 556 147,419,269.00 4,093,171.00 4,113,200.00 24,872,252.00 50,000.00
Communities, Arts (filter this donor) 268 206 110,125,614.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts, Technology (filter this donor) 10 10 1,462,129.00 0.00 1,462,129.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Arts, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalism (filter this donor) 1 1 16,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1418 665 259,123,040.00 4,093,171.00 5,575,329.00 24,872,252.00 50,000.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
Arts 1138 556 147,419,269.00 4,093,171.00 4,113,200.00 24,872,252.00 50,000.00
Communities, Arts 268 206 110,125,614.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts, Technology 10 10 1,462,129.00 0.00 1,462,129.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Arts, Journalism 1 1 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalism 1 1 16,028.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 1418 665 259,123,040.00 4,093,171.00 5,575,329.00 24,872,252.00 50,000.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 1418 665 259,123,040.00 4,093,171.00 5,575,329.00 24,872,252.00 50,000.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total
The Miami Foundation (filter this donor) 60,141,638.00 0.00 125,000.00 10,035,000.00 0.00
Foundation for Detroit's Future (filter this donor) 30,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association (filter this donor) 10,770,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Miami (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 10,145,401.00 179,401.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nonprofit Finance Fund (filter this donor) 10,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan (filter this donor) 7,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami (filter this donor) 6,800,850.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (filter this donor) 5,942,500.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
Museum of Contemporary Art (filter this donor) 5,660,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New World Symphony (filter this donor) 5,625,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
1stACT Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 5,450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (filter this donor) WP 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00
Akron Art Museum (filter this donor) 3,425,829.00 0.00 173,329.00 0.00 0.00
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art (filter this donor) 2,966,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Opera Philadelphia (filter this donor) 2,866,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,250,000.00 0.00
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (filter this donor) 2,495,000.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (filter this donor) 2,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami City Ballet (filter this donor) 2,235,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Performing Arts Center Trust (filter this donor) 2,206,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Pew Charitable Trusts (filter this donor) 2,040,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United States Artists (filter this donor) 2,002,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sundance Institute (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,700,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00
North Carolina Dance Theatre (filter this donor) 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (filter this donor) 1,325,000.00 1,325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center City District Foundation (filter this donor) 1,250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Seraphic Fire (filter this donor) 1,114,750.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Detroit Institute of Arts (filter this donor) 1,107,134.00 115,390.00 150,000.00 128,594.00 0.00
Miami Music Project (filter this donor) 1,100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ZERO1 - The Art and Technology Network (filter this donor) 1,015,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (filter this donor) 1,008,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Foundation for New Education Initiatives (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Florida International University Foundation (filter this donor) 875,816.00 140,816.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Zeitgeist (filter this donor) 874,633.00 0.00 0.00 862,633.00 0.00
Florida Grand Opera (filter this donor) 840,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne (filter this donor) 813,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Foundation For The Advancement In The Arts (filter this donor) 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Miami World Cinema Center (filter this donor) 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Light Project (filter this donor) 720,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Museum (filter this donor) 710,000.00 660,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Friends of the Bass Museum (filter this donor) 705,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Wynwood (filter this donor) 700,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Cannonball Miami (filter this donor) 660,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Marygrove College (filter this donor) 650,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Levine Museum of the New South (filter this donor) 645,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Dade College Foundation (filter this donor) 641,210.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Young at Art of Broward (filter this donor) 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Free Library of Philadelphia (filter this donor) 595,840.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society (filter this donor) 590,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Bas Fisher Invitational (filter this donor) 550,000.00 0.00 0.00 300,000.00 0.00
Community Television Foundation of S. Florida Television Station WPBT (filter this donor) 535,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Play On Philly! (filter this donor) 500,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Fort Wayne Museum of Art (filter this donor) 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (filter this donor) 435,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00
Mint Museum of Art (filter this donor) 432,500.00 0.00 150,000.00 75,000.00 0.00
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (filter this donor) 422,052.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
Kimmel Center (filter this donor) 411,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00
Borscht Corporation (filter this donor) 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (filter this donor) 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Living Arts Trust (filter this donor) 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Musical Arts Association (filter this donor) 384,552.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (filter this donor) 360,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (filter this donor) 358,482.00 71,482.00 0.00 67,000.00 0.00
City of Akron (filter this donor) 358,000.00 0.00 0.00 143,000.00 0.00
Greater Akron Musical Association (filter this donor) 356,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
City of Miami Beach (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (filter this donor) 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (filter this donor) 340,700.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Locust Projects (filter this donor) 325,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ArtCenter South Florida (filter this donor) 320,000.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00
Tuesday Musical Association (filter this donor) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00
Teatro Avante (filter this donor) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (filter this donor) 300,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rhythm Foundation (filter this donor) 290,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
Sweat Records (filter this donor) 290,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
McColl Center for Visual Art (filter this donor) 290,000.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00
Grantmakers in the Arts (filter this donor) 285,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Barnes Foundation (filter this donor) 275,000.00 0.00 155,000.00 0.00 0.00
Mann Center for the Performing Arts (filter this donor) 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Philadelphia Orchestra Association (filter this donor) 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Museum of Arts & Sciences (filter this donor) 275,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 25,000.00 0.00
Afro-American Cultural Center (filter this donor) 270,000.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Jose Museum of Art Association (filter this donor) 264,849.00 139,849.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Macon Arts Alliance (filter this donor) 264,500.00 75,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (filter this donor) 264,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Sphinx Organization (filter this donor) 256,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classical South Florida (filter this donor) 255,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Downtown Development Authority (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Detroit Renaissance Foundation (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fairmount Park Art Association (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Book Fair International (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Rutgers University Foundation (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
School of Arts and Culture at MHP (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00
Arts Council Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 245,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jazz Arts Initiative (filter this donor) 240,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 60,000.00 0.00
President and Fellows of Harvard College (filter this donor) WP 240,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Springboard for the Arts (filter this donor) 237,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bradenton Downtown Development Authority (filter this donor) 234,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts for Learning Miami (filter this donor) 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Community Hall Foundation (filter this donor) 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Andreas H. Bechtler Arts Foundation (filter this donor) 222,500.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
BalletX (filter this donor) 213,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pig Iron Theatre Company (filter this donor) 210,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bearded Ladies Cabaret (filter this donor) 205,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Theater Center (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MIT Media Lab (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Maryland (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Akron Area Arts Alliance (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Detroit Historical Society (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00
GableStage (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
TCC Group (filter this donor) 198,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
City Lights Theater Company (filter this donor) 195,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Opera Carolina (filter this donor) 193,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
FUNDarte (filter this donor) 190,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Coral Morphologic (filter this donor) 190,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pérez Art Museum Miami (filter this donor) 185,000.00 0.00 185,000.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Film Society (filter this donor) 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (filter this donor) 180,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00
Partners for Sacred Places (filter this donor) 180,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais (filter this donor) 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cleveland International Film Festival (filter this donor) 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Theatre Company (filter this donor) 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Minnesota Opera (filter this donor) 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Downtown Akron Partnership (filter this donor) 174,000.00 0.00 0.00 154,000.00 0.00
Swim Pony Performing Arts (filter this donor) 171,200.00 0.00 31,200.00 0.00 50,000.00
Florida International University (filter this donor) 170,000.00 0.00 0.00 55,000.00 0.00
Focus: HOPE (filter this donor) 164,750.00 0.00 0.00 164,750.00 0.00
National Jewish Theater Foundation (filter this donor) 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Karen Peterson and Dancers (filter this donor) 160,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
University of Akron Foundation (filter this donor) 155,396.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tigertail Productions (filter this donor) 155,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sidewalk Detroit and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (filter this donor) 154,000.00 0.00 0.00 154,000.00 0.00
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (filter this donor) 150,023.00 70,023.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (filter this donor) 150,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
The Village of Art and Humanities (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Funding Arts Broward! (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kathleen Hudspeth (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Goodyear Arts (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Hispanic Ballet Corp. (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami New Drama (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
Coral Gables Cinemateque (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ProjectArt (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
TheatreWorks (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
fifty over fifty (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The New Detroit Science Center (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00
DawnTown (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Historic Hampton House Community Trust (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00
ArtServe (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Minneapolis Institute of Art (filter this donor) 148,800.00 0.00 148,800.00 0.00 0.00
Asian Arts Initiative (filter this donor) 145,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra (filter this donor) 145,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
Vox Populi (filter this donor) 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Hinterlands (filter this donor) 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00
WDNA-FM (filter this donor) 140,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (filter this donor) 135,110.00 135,110.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Curtis Institute of Music (filter this donor) 135,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Que-OS (filter this donor) 135,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 35,000.00 0.00
Taller Puertorriqueño (filter this donor) 135,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Viernes Culturales/Cultural Fridays (filter this donor) 130,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chez Bushwick (filter this donor) 129,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fresh Artists (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Plowshares Theatre Company (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The M Ensemble Company (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00
The Corporation of Yaddo (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Midtown Detroit (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00
Mighty Writers (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (filter this donor) 125,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Opera Cultura (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00
Cinequest (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Otis Redding Foundation (filter this donor) 125,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00
Akron Independent Film Festival (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University City District (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Smithsonian Institution (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Peter London Global Dance Theater (PLGDT) (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Wilma Theater (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rosa Herrera (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The University of the Arts (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Silicon Valley Creates (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
HistoryMiami Museum (filter this donor) 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00
Fund for Philadelphia (filter this donor) 119,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michigan Philharmonic (filter this donor) 115,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bragg Jam (filter this donor) 115,000.00 0.00 75,000.00 10,000.00 0.00
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture (filter this donor) 115,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New World School of the Arts (filter this donor) 115,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Composers Forum (filter this donor) 110,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Actor's Theatre of Charlotte (filter this donor) 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Americans for the Arts (filter this donor) 101,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tubman African American Museum (filter this donor) 101,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
Big City Films (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Please Touch Museum (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Amir Baradaran (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Hidden City Philadelphia (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Black Lily (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cuban Museum (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gary Community School Corporation (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Indie Film Club Miami (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Community School of Music and Arts (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Combat Hippies (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Art Sanctuary (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Friends of Gusman (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Community Arts Program (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
LiveConnections.org (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Childrens Museum (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Detroit International Jazz Festival (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
TU Dance (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
WDET (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00
Theatre Bizarre (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Centro Cultural Espanol de Cooperacion Iberoamericana Miami (CCEM) (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts League of Michigan (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami-Dade County Dept of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michigan Arab Orchestra (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Campus Philly (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arts & Business Council of Miami (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Philadelphia Museum of Art (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
BankAtlantic Foundation (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Complex Movements (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Jose Taiko Group (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Breadboard at the Science Center (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Florida Cultural Alliance (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Macon Film Festival (filter this donor) 99,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (filter this donor) 95,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Historical Association Of Southern Florida (filter this donor) 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
WHYY (filter this donor) 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Musicopia (filter this donor) 90,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Richard Florida Creativity Group (filter this donor) 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trustees of Davidson College (filter this donor) 85,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Step Afrika! USA (filter this donor) 84,722.00 0.00 0.00 84,722.00 0.00
Twin Cities Public Television (filter this donor) 83,435.00 0.00 0.00 33,435.00 0.00
Artists in Residence in the Everglades (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United Negro College Fund (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cityscape Detroit (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse Project (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Creative Capital Foundation (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Lyric Opera (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Palm Beach Opera (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Contemporary Dance Company (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alicia Diaz (filter this donor) 79,359.00 0.00 0.00 79,359.00 0.00
North Rosedale Park Civic Association (filter this donor) 76,000.00 0.00 0.00 76,000.00 0.00
City of Miami Little Haiti Cultural Center (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
City Theatre (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Miami Children's Initiative (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
South Florida Composers Alliance (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Penumbra Theatre Company (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philip Brooker (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Apollo's Fire The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 65,000.00 0.00
CAST Education (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
InsideOut Literary Arts Project (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Asian Economic Development Association (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00
Drexel ExCITe Center (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Business for the Arts of Broward (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Young Men's Christian Association of Fort Wayne (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Village of Key Biscayne (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
COSACOSA art at large (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Streetline Percussion (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Lexington Children's Theatre (filter this donor) 72,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
OpenEnded Group (filter this donor) 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Broward County Film Society (filter this donor) 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Reading Queer (filter this donor) 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 70,000.00 0.00
Keepers of the Art Education (filter this donor) 69,100.00 0.00 0.00 69,100.00 0.00
Dance/USA (filter this donor) 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tosco Music Parties (filter this donor) 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Shannon Cason (filter this donor) 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 65,000.00 0.00
Weathervane Community Playhouse (filter this donor) 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hot Summer Jazz Festival (filter this donor) 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michigan State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 65,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Miami Rail (filter this donor) 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ali Cultural Arts (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00
Detroit Public Theatre (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00
Reading Terminal Market Corp. (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
First Person Arts (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Betsy Hotel (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Erica Hawthorne (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
League of American Orchestras (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00
Artists Within Reach Collective (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00
Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chemical Heritage Foundation (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cleveland Modern Dance Association (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tallahassee Film Festival (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Children’s Hope Chest of Dreams (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 60,000.00 0.00
Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Artformz, LLC (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mu Performing Arts (filter this donor) 60,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CriticCar Detroit (filter this donor) 57,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Drexel University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 57,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Artblog (filter this donor) 57,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charlotte Film Society (filter this donor) 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Neos Dance Theatre (filter this donor) 55,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Lorien Academy of the Arts (filter this donor) 53,700.00 53,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
St. Paul Ballet (filter this donor) 52,555.00 0.00 0.00 52,555.00 0.00
Key West Literary Seminar (filter this donor) 52,500.00 0.00 0.00 52,500.00 0.00
The Scarab Club of Detroit (filter this donor) 52,238.00 0.00 0.00 52,238.00 0.00
Summit County Chapter - Ohio Music Teachers Association (filter this donor) 52,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
India Association of Minnesota (filter this donor) 52,000.00 0.00 0.00 52,000.00 0.00
Detroit Youth Volume (filter this donor) 51,623.00 0.00 0.00 51,623.00 0.00
Shira Lee Abergel (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sangam Arts (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michigan Theater (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nichole Canuso Dance Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mt. Elliott Makerspace (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Puremovement Projects (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tarell Alvin McCraney (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
South Florida Center for Percussive Arts (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Aadizookaan (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mixed Blood Theatre (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Sun Mee Chomet (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Palm Beach Poetry Festival (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Teatro Prometeo, Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Temple University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Beach Film Society (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Newport Art Museum and Art Association (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
[NAME] Publications (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aspen Institute (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kathleen Bonanno (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ivan Toth Depeña (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Inta (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arden Theatre Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Inkub8 (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Motivational Edge (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Heritage Works (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ars Nova Workshop (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Haitian Heritage Museum (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wiki Society of Washington, DC (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ArtPop (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
ArtSouth (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thought Loom (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kent State University Foundation (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Everett Osceola (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Discovery Place (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Detroit Educational Television Foundation (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brightmoor Alliance (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wall Poems (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CAN Art Handworks (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
University City Science Center (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Concert Association of Florida (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University Cultural Center Association (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
VocalEssence (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00
Circ X and The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Angel Fraser-Logan Dance Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
San Jose Jazz (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The District One Community Education Center (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Magic in Action (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Lip Service (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
WRTI (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ampersand Guild (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
The Crossing (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alley Interactive (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Bridge (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00
Light Factory (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Allied Media Projects (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mapou Cultural Center (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Matrix Theatre Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Bakehouse Art Complex (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Columbia City Ballet Company (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Young Nation (filter this donor) 49,000.00 0.00 0.00 37,000.00 0.00
Macon Symphony Orchestra (filter this donor) 48,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
The 567 Center for Renewal (filter this donor) 47,500.00 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Funny Asian Women...K (FAWK) (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
Brazz Dance Theater Incorporated (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Beautifully Wrapped (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
Twin Cities Media Alliance (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
Dana De Greff (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
Opera San Jose (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
6th Street Dance / Dance Esaias Corporation (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Interactive Initiative (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
The Miami Symphony Orchestra - MISO (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grand Forks Public School District (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Power House Productions (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Arts Partnership (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
O Cinema (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alchemy (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Aperture Foundation (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Dance Esaias Corporation (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Hacktory (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jehra Patrick (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00
Puppet Network (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Dade College (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Community School of the Arts (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Orchestra 2001 (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Meals That Heal (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
WLRN (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Park Square Theatre Company (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Notes for Notes (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bound Together (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Graves Education (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00
Naomi Fisher (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Naatak (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Clay Studio (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ADULT. (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Design and Architecture Senior High School (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Actors' Playhouse Productions (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00
Hotbox Art (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00
Awesome New Republic (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami International Airport (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chamber Music Society of Detroit (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Poly-Mode (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Music Detroit (filter this donor) 36,300.00 0.00 0.00 36,300.00 0.00
One Voice Mixed Chorus (filter this donor) 36,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sixth Floor Trio (filter this donor) 36,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cedarside (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00
Brad Kaspari (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00
Shakespeare in Clark Park (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Astral Artistic Services (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Young Playwrights (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Urgent (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Morgan (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00
Pennsylvania Ballet Association (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Lab (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Devil Strip (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00
The Deering Estate Foundation (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fringe Projects (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00
City of San Jose (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pasión y Arte Flamenco (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Saundra Little and Karen Burton (filter this donor) 34,775.00 0.00 0.00 34,775.00 0.00
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation (filter this donor) 34,398.00 0.00 0.00 34,398.00 0.00
Richard Chin (filter this donor) 34,338.00 0.00 0.00 34,338.00 0.00
Xoxo Performance (filter this donor) 31,250.00 0.00 0.00 31,250.00 0.00
100 Words Film Festival, LLC (filter this donor) 30,816.00 0.00 0.00 10,416.00 0.00
Symphony Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kristi Faulkner Dance (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
LAB Miami (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Machine Project (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Keepers of the Art (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Juggerknot Theatre Company (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Jon Brumit (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Art Saint Paul (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
TaikoArts Midwest (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Heidi Saman (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Murray Dranoff Foundation (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, LLC (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Upper Room Art Gallery (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
What Pipeline (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Chris Chrebet (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carl Juste (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Creative City Collaborative of Delray Beach (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
OnQ Performing Arts (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Woodward Line Poetry Series (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North American Souvenirs (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CutTime Productions LLC (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Epic Immersive Labs (filter this donor) 30,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Neil de la Flor (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Theatre Macon (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Beach Cinematheque (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Essay’d (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00
Afoutayi Dance, Music and Arts Company (filter this donor) 26,000.00 0.00 0.00 26,000.00 0.00
Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit (filter this donor) 26,000.00 0.00 0.00 11,000.00 0.00
Arts Council of Manatee County (filter this donor) 26,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Theresa Rose (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
William Stewart (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Teatro Vision de San Jose (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Teo Castellanos D-Projects (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tiny Dynamite Productions (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Project [theatre] (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Upper East Side Garden (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Brothers Network (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Bach Society (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Zoetic Stage (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
GroundWorks DanceTheater (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CINTAS Foundation (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Community Justice Project (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Dolce Suono Ensemble (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Friends of Historic Properties and Museums (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathaniel Sandler (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Napoletano Art LLC (filter this donor) 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MODCaR (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ceramic League of Miami (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Guitars Over Guns (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Minnesota State Fair Foundation (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
INVISIBLE RIVER (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Sturges (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Lee Ann Etzold (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Long Beach Symphony Association (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charlotte Center for Literary Arts (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Macon-Bibb County (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Phil Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
A Host of People (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Philadelphia Dance Company (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Interest (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Caroline Calouche & Co. (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00
Backwater Arts (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Play On, Philly! (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Catzie Vilayphonh (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ranjana Warier (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Performing Arts Office (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
IFP Minnesota (filter this donor) 23,500.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
Karen Star (filter this donor) 23,081.00 0.00 0.00 23,081.00 0.00
Laurie Caner (filter this donor) 22,897.00 0.00 0.00 22,897.00 0.00
CultureTrust of Greater Philadelphia (filter this donor) 22,400.00 22,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Rose Ensemble (filter this donor) 21,500.00 0.00 0.00 21,500.00 0.00
Dylan Yellowlees (filter this donor) 21,000.00 0.00 0.00 21,000.00 0.00
KQED (filter this donor) 20,000.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Actors' Summit (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jazz Network Foundation (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
adrienne maree brown (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hatch: A Hamtramck Art Collective (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Art Sphere (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Schubert Club (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Barbara Barefield (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
The Screening Room (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
Walker West Music Academy (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The University of Akron (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
GoKash Productions (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Field Note Stenographers (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
Manatee Chamber Foundation (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Darla Jackson (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Two Fish Design (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Twenty Twenty Projects (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Roofless Records (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
IFE-ILE (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
Sean Stoops (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nick Mamayek and Wes Winship (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
Moore College of Art & Design (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Praisefest (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
Miami-Dade Public Library System (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Native American Cultural Center & Museum (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Bell (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Temple University School of Media and Communication (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North Carolina Performing Arts Center at Charlotte Foundation (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tabard Theatre Company (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Kensington Community Development Corporation (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stacey Wilson (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mizna (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00
Gold Coast Jazz Society (filter this donor) 18,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alexey Taran (filter this donor) 17,000.00 0.00 0.00 17,000.00 0.00
TruArtSpeaks (filter this donor) 16,000.00 0.00 0.00 16,000.00 0.00
Inlet Dance (filter this donor) 15,650.00 0.00 0.00 15,650.00 0.00
Seraphine Collective (filter this donor) 15,175.00 0.00 0.00 15,175.00 0.00
Torrance Carter (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
Emily Kutil (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
Trinosophes (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ernest Stuart (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Forecast Public Artworks (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Frank Falestra (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Frogtown Neighborhood Association (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
Empire Seven Studios (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Edge Zones (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
ARTS.BLACK (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
12-and-Under Super Cool Poetry Open Mic (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
2:1 LLC (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Pool LLC (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Art Workz (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Macon Georgia Cherry Blossom Festival (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alma Dance Theater (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
The Commons (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jehan Mullin (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 15,000.00 0.00
Bridge Red (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Wayne Writers Forum (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
South Street Headhouse District (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Koresh Dance Company (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Commonwealth Youthchoirs (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Omowale Entertainment L.L.C. (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation dba Hay House (filter this donor) 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Studio Enrique Martinez Celaya (filter this donor) 14,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Philly Pigeon (filter this donor) 13,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CITYWIDE (filter this donor) 13,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Music Club (filter this donor) 12,750.00 0.00 0.00 12,750.00 0.00
Symone Titania (filter this donor) 12,500.00 0.00 0.00 12,500.00 0.00
Danny Volk (filter this donor) 12,500.00 0.00 0.00 12,500.00 0.00
Detroit SOUP (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Living Arts (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cosmic Slop Festival (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Teatro del Pueblo (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ara Topouzian (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hardcore Detroit (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 12,000.00 0.00
Miramar Cultural Trust (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maison LaFleur (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
PuppetART Theater (filter this donor) 12,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hayiya Dance Theatre (filter this donor) 11,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fringe Society (filter this donor) 10,500.00 0.00 0.00 10,500.00 0.00
Minnesota Museum of American Art (filter this donor) 10,013.00 0.00 0.00 13.00 0.00
Pablo Malco Foundation (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Britney Stoney (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
The Tech Museum of Innovation (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami-Dade Public Library Foundation (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chamber Music Silicon Valley (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00
SoundX LLC (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Seeing Things Gallery (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
One Voice Chorus (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Girls Club Foundation (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nautilus Music Theater (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Leni Sinclair (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jazz Association of Macon (filter this donor) 10,000.00 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Capitol Theatre (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
East Side Riders (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Jose Repertory Theatre (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Miami Gay Men's Chorus (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mexican Heritage Corporation (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Akron Baroque (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Firebird Youth Chinese Orchestra (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Big House Foundation (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
Lawrence Technological University Detroit Studio (filter this donor) 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00 0.00
David Guinn (filter this donor) 9,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bree Gant (filter this donor) 8,000.00 0.00 0.00 8,000.00 0.00
Mark Wallace (filter this donor) 8,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Clayworks (filter this donor) 8,000.00 0.00 0.00 8,000.00 0.00
Tyler School of Art, Temple University (filter this donor) 8,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hattie Mae Williams (filter this donor) 8,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeff Karoub (filter this donor) 8,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Final Girls (filter this donor) 7,500.00 0.00 0.00 7,500.00 0.00
Wire-Car Auto Workers Association of Detroit (WAWAD) (filter this donor) 7,300.00 0.00 0.00 7,300.00 0.00
Mercer University (filter this donor) 7,000.00 0.00 7,000.00 0.00 0.00
The Rotunda (filter this donor) 7,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Key West Council on the Arts (filter this donor) 7,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Southwest Community Mental Health Services Group (filter this donor) 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Leander Johnson (filter this donor) 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Greg Baise (filter this donor) 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 6,000.00 0.00
Nichole Christian (filter this donor) 6,000.00 0.00 0.00 6,000.00 0.00
LeeLee Films (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oneaka Dance Company (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathanael Flink (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Poetic Peace Arts (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Transforming Central (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Charlotte Black Film Festival (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Phillips Performing Arts Foundation (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Motor City Brass Band (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00
Media Impact Funders (filter this donor) FB Tw Site 4,850.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carla Davis Music (filter this donor) 3,900.00 0.00 0.00 3,900.00 0.00
meme - media experi mental ensemble (filter this donor) 2,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 259,123,040.00 4,093,171.00 5,575,329.00 24,872,252.00 50,000.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (1418 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 1418)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (Earmark: Detroit Theater Cohort)1,325,000.00352018-10-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8203-- Grant period: 12/01/2018 - 12/31/2023; goal: To address capacity issues, leverage strengths and support innovation in Detroit’s theatre arts sector. More information available at kf.org/detroitartsinvest.
Friends of the Bass Museum (Earmark: The Bass in VR)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8137-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Using 360 degree photography technology to capture and share the exhibit experience in an engaging, virtual way for remote audiences.Project lead: T.J. Black; Miami Beach; @TheBassMoA.
Temple University (Earmark: Improving Arts Accessibility through Augmented Reality Technology)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8140-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: In collaboration with People's Light, making theater and performance art more accessible for the deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speaking communities by integrating augmented reality smart glasses with an open access smart captioning system to accompany live works.Project lead: Lisa Sonnenborn; Philadelphia; @TempleUniv, @IODTempleU, @peopleslight.
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Earmark: Monument Lab's Civic Portal)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8142-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Encouraging public input on new forms of historical monuments through a digital tool that allows users to identify locations, topics and create designs for potential public art and monuments in our cities.Project lead: Paul Farber and Ken Lum; Philadelphia ; @monument_lab, @PennDesign, @SachsArtsPhilly, @paul_farber.
The Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center (Earmark: Who’s Coming?)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8133-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Prototyping a tool in the form of a smartphone/tablet app for cultural institutions to capture visitor demographic data, increasing knowledge on who is and who is not participating in programs.Project lead: Nina Simon; Santa Cruz, California; @santacruzmah, @OFBYFOR_ALL.
Wiki Society of Washington, DC (Earmark: Wiki Art Depiction Explorer)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8145-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: In collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, using crowdsourcing methods to improve Wikipedia descriptions of artworks in major collections so people can better access and understand art virtually.Project lead: Andrew Lih; Washington, District of Columbia; @wikimedia, @fuzheado.
Michigan State University (Earmark: Smart Label Initiative)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8139-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Creating a system of smart labels that combine ultra-thin touch displays and microcomputers to deliver interactive informational content about artwork to audiences.Project lead: Brian Kirschensteiner, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University; East Lansing, Michigan; @msubroad.
Kent State University Foundation (Earmark: The Traveling Stanzas Listening Wall)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8144-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Producing touchscreen installations in public locations that allow users to create and share poetry by reflecting on and responding to historical documents, oral histories, and multimedia stories about current events and community issues. Project lead: David Hassler, Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University Foundation; Kent, Ohio; @DavidWickPoetry, @WickPoetry, @KentState, @travelingstanza.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Earmark: ConcertCue)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8141-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Developing a mobile app for classical music audiences that receives real-time program notes at precisely-timed moments of a live musical performance.Project lead: Eran Egozy ; Cambridge, Massachusetts; EEgozy, @MIT, @ArtsatMIT, @MIT_SHASS.
Newport Art Museum and Art Association (Earmark: Feedback Loop)50,000.005582018-07-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8143-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: In collaboration with Work-Shop Design Studio, enabling audiences to share immediate feedback and reflections on art by designing hardware and software to test recording and sharing of audience thoughts. Project lead: Norah Diedrich; Newport, Rhode Island; @NewportArtMuse.
Alley Interactive (Earmark: Exploring the Gallery Through Voice)50,000.005582018-07-02Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8136-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Exploring how conversational interfaces, like Amazon Alexa, can provide remote audiences with access to an exhibition experience at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.Project lead: Tim Schwartz; New York; @alleyco, @cooperhewitt, @SinaBahram.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Earmark: AR Enhanced Audio Tour)50,000.005582018-07-02Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8138-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Developing mobile software to deliver immersive audio-only stories that museum visitors would experience when walking up to art for a closer look. Project lead: Shane Richey; Bentonville, Arkansas; @crystalbridges.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Earmark: ArtsESP)50,000.005582018-07-02Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8135-- Grant period: 07/13/2018 - 07/15/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Prototype Fund: Arts and Technology; goal: Developing forecasting software that enables cultural institutions to make data-centered decisions in planning their seasons and events.Project lead: Nicole Keating; Miami; @ArshtCenter.
New Museum (Earmark: NEW INC: Museum Tech Track)660,000.00582018-06-20Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8146-- Grant period: 06/11/2018 - 06/30/2020; goal: To advance technology development in the arts by supporting entrepreneurs who are creating new products to serve the museum and cultural sector.
Afro-American Cultural Center (Earmark: Director of Technology Innovation Position at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture)120,000.002352018-04-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8120-- Grant period: 05/01/2018 - 06/01/2021; goal: To support digital talent at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture to help the museum to conceive, plan and implement digital strategies that engage visitors.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Earmark: Director of Museum Technology Position at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts)135,110.002212018-03-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8126-- Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to work in conjunction with curators and museum leadership to conceive, plan and implement digital strategies that engage visitors.
San Jose Museum of Art Association (Earmark: Manager of Interactive Technology Position at the San Jose Museum of Art)139,849.002202018-03-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8128-- Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at the San Jose Museum of Art to work in conjunction with curators and museum leadership to conceive, plan and implement digital strategies that engage visitors.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Earmark: Tech + New Media Curator Position at the the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)71,482.004702018-03-14Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8122-- Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit to work in conjunction with curators and museum leadership to conceive, plan and implement digital strategies that engage visitors.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Earmark: Museum Technologist Position at the Fabric Workshop and Museum)70,023.004722018-03-14Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8127-- Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at the Fabric Workshop and Museum to work in conjunction with curators and museum leadership to research, propose and implement technological solutions to enhance visitor experiences.
University of Miami (Earmark: Director for Digital Engagement Strategies Position at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami)179,401.001482018-03-02Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8124-- Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at Lowe Art Museum to help the museum to conceive, plan and implement digital strategies that engage visitors.
Florida International University Foundation (Earmark: Digital Projects & Community Organizer Position at the Wolfsonian at Florida International University)140,816.002182018-03-02Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8125-- Grant period: 03/15/2018 - 03/15/2021; goal: To support digital talent at The Wolfsonian FIU who will work in conjunction with curators and museum leadership to incorporate digital technologies into exhibition design and accompanying programing.
Lorien Academy of the Arts (Earmark: The Roll Up: Artist in Residence Program)53,700.005502018-02-22Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8110-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To activate the historic African-American community of Camp Greene by connecting artists directly to its residents through arts education, community dialogue and other creative interventions. The inaugural artist will be renowned photographer Zun Lee, who will be working with Lorien Academy of the Arts and other community partners over a six-month period.
CultureTrust of Greater Philadelphia (Earmark: Past Present Projects of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia Presents Graffiti & Ornament at The Woodlands)22,400.0010632018-02-22Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8105-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 05/05/2019; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support the Past Present Projects of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia's presentation of the "Graffiti & Ornament" exhibition of glass and ceramic artworks at the historic Hamilton Mansion in The Woodlands.
Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (Earmark: Arts Leadership Diversity Scholarships)25,000.009482018-02-22Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8103-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To develop diverse arts board leadership through scholarships for minority leaders to attend the Arts+ Business Council's Business On Board program.
Napoletano Art LLC (Earmark: LIGHT Conversation)25,000.009482018-02-22Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8112-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 09/28/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To create an interactive, projection-augmented painting installed throughout Charlotte, activated by human interaction.
Asian Arts Initiative (Earmark: Asian Arts Initiative’s 25th Anniversary Celebration)100,000.002682018-01-29Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8104-- Grant period: 01/04/2018 - 12/31/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To fund the Arian Arts Initiative to commission 25 Asian artists to create new, multimedia artworks to be presented at sites throughout Philadelphia during its 25th anniversary season.
KQED (Earmark: Engaging Millennials on Instagram)20,000.0010692018-01-29Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8088-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 09/30/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To engage millennial audiences with San Jose arts and artists through a series of video campaigns designed for and published on Instagram.
Macon Arts Alliance (Earmark: Mill Hill Art Tech Toolshed)75,000.004092018-01-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8078-- Grant period: 02/01/2018 - 08/31/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To provide artists living in and near the Mill Hill neighborhood with tools to incorporate technology into their artistic practice.
University City Science Center (Earmark: BioArt Residency at the Science Center in West Philadelphia)50,000.005582018-01-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8106-- Grant period: 01/04/2018 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To fund a residency at the Philadelphia Science Center that pairs artists and scientists in the creation of art.
Tubman African American Museum (Earmark: Pan African Festival Homecoming)75,000.004092018-01-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8079-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 05/01/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support the Tubman Museum's production of the 2018 Pan African Festival as it expands access for Macon residents to performances that celebrate the African Diaspora.
Sangam Arts (Earmark: Mosaic Silicon Valley)50,000.005582018-01-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8089-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To commission and present the collaborations of artists from different cultural communities in San Jose as a way to bridge disparate audiences.
Epic Immersive Labs (Earmark: When We Awaken)30,000.008652018-01-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8087-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 12/16/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support the creation of Epic Immersive's "When We Awaken," a play integrating virtual reality and live performance, at the Fallon House and Peralta Adobe in San Jose.
Jazz Association of Macon (Earmark: Jazz in Macon)10,000.0012782018-01-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8077-- Grant period: 09/30/2018 - 04/30/2019; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To increase access to live jazz performances through support for the Jazz Association of Macon's artist-in-residence program.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (Earmark: Digital Experience Designer Position at the Detroit Institute of Arts)115,390.002572018-01-16Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8123-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2020; goal: To support digital talent at the Detroit Institute of Arts to help the museum to conceive, plan and implement digital strategies that engage visitors.
City Lights Theater Company (Earmark: City Lights Theater)150,000.001562017-12-06Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8092-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 07/31/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To expand City Light Theater company's capacity to use immersive technology in theater performance, and to develop and implement a plan to build donor support.
School of Arts and Culture at MHP (Earmark: The Community Engagement Program and Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute)200,000.001182017-12-06Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8090-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 06/30/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To provide multiyear support of the School of Arts and Culture's Community Engagement Program (CEP) and Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute (MALI), offering residents of East San Jose high quality arts experiences and developing leadership skills for cultural leaders of color, increasing authenticity to place and inclusion in the San Jose arts ecosystem.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Sandbox Projects)200,000.001182017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8093-- Grant period: 03/01/2018 - 03/01/2022; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To increase San Jose residents' access to contemporary art though multiyear support for “Sandbox Projects,” an ongoing series of site-specific installations at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art.
Museum of Arts & Sciences (Earmark: Emerging Artists Exhibition (2018-2022))150,000.001562017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8082-- Grant period: 02/02/2018 - 05/30/2022; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To engage Macon residents with contemporary art by Southern artists through multiyear support for the Museum of Arts and Sciences annual Emerging Artists exhibition and expand the Museum's ability to add significant works of emerging artists to its permanent collection.
Bearded Ladies Cabaret (Earmark: The Bearded Ladies Cabaret: The Poison Cookie)175,000.001492017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8107-- Grant period: 11/06/2017 - 07/31/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support The Bearded Ladies, a Philadelphia performance ensemble, through a multi-year grant to develop and produce THE POISON COOKIE, expand its programs for emerging artists and collaborative work, and to experiment with interactive technology to attract and engage audiences.
Ampersand Guild (Earmark: Ampersand Guild: Supporting Macon Artists)50,000.005582017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8081-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 11/02/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support the growth of artistic excellence and audience engagement for Macon's independent artists through Ampersand Guild, an artist collective that provides studio space, equipment and performance space in downtown Macon.
Opera Cultura (Earmark: Opera Cultura: Engaging New Audiences)75,000.004092017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8091-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 11/01/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support authenticity and technological innovation through multiyear funding for Opera Cultura, a San Jose-based opera company that creates work based on Hispanic culture.
Otis Redding Foundation (Earmark: Growing Macon's Young Musicians)75,000.004092017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8080-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 11/02/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To increase engagement with the arts through expansion of access to music education for Macon's youth through multiyear support for the Otis Redding Foundation's Center for Creative Arts.
Goodyear Arts (Earmark: Supporting Charlotte Artists)150,000.001562017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8114-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 07/31/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To raise the level of artistic quality and increase audience engagement with Charlotte's emerging visual and performing artists through multi-year funding for artist residencies, exhibitions and performances at the Goodyear Arts space.
Bragg Jam (Earmark: Sustaining Bragg Jam)75,000.004092017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8083-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 11/02/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To aid Bragg Jam's transition from a volunteer-led organization to one run by professional staff through a multiyear grant to foster the arts in our resident cities.
Play On Philly! (Earmark: Play on Philly: Fostering Artistic Excellence)250,000.00872017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8108-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 07/31/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To foster artistic excellence in music education and cultivate new artistic voices through multi-year support for Play on Philly!, Philadelphia's signature classical music training program for young artists of color.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Earmark: Curatorial Risk and Audience Engagement)250,000.00872017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8109-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 07/31/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To increase access to contemporary art and photography by providing multi-year support for the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center to expand its community programs and curatorial flexibility.
Que-OS (Earmark: BOOM Charlotte Fringe Festival)100,000.002682017-12-01Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8113-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 06/30/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To enable the BOOM Festival, Charlotte's first and only fringe festival and platform for experimental theater, dance and performance art to create a successful business model for expansion and sustainability.
The 567 Center for Renewal (Earmark: Ceramics Studio in Downtown Macon)20,000.0010692017-11-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8076-- Grant period: 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support the work of Macon artists through the creation of a studio and exhibition space for pottery and ceramic arts at the 567 Center for Renewal.
Swim Pony Performing Arts (Earmark: The End: 2.0)31,200.008642017-11-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8102-- Grant period: 11/06/2017 - 12/14/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support ongoing technological innovation in art through funding an analysis and new design of The End – a month-long transmedia performance/game experienced via text message.
McColl Center for Visual Art (Earmark: Shared Residence)45,000.007212017-11-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8111-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 07/01/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support collaboration and learning between cultural institutions through a shared residency between Charlotte Ballet and McColl Center for Art + Innovation and choreographer Javier De Frutos.
Mercer University (Earmark: Collaborative Efficiencies)7,000.0013592017-11-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8075-- Grant period: 11/01/2017 - 01/18/2019; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To engage new audiences in Macon through a pilot marketing and administration partnership between the Grand Opera House and Nutcracker of Middle Georgia.
San Jose Museum of Art Association (Earmark: The Propeller Group)50,000.005582017-11-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8084-- Grant period: 10/27/2017 - 03/30/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To foster the arts through support of the San Jose Museum of Art's exhibition and audience engagement programming related to the first major survey of the renowned Vietnamese art collective, The Propeller Group, increasing the inclusion of diverse voices featured within the museum.
Kimmel Center (Earmark: Asphalt Piloten's Tape Riot for PIFA 2018)20,000.0010692017-11-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8101-- Grant period: 10/27/2017 - 06/08/2018; goal: To fund the U.S. premiere of Tape Riot by performance group Asphalt Piloten during the 2018 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts at the Kimmel Center.
Chamber Music Silicon Valley (Earmark: Common Sounds)10,000.0012782017-11-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8086-- Grant period: 10/31/2018 - 06/30/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To build shared cultural experiences in San Jose through Chamber Music Silicon Valley's program "Common Sounds," an ensemble of Western classical musicians and global artists that composes and performs blended musical traditions.
Jazz Arts Initiative (Earmark: Jazz Arts Initiative: Growing Audiences)150,000.001562017-11-13Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8115-- Grant period: 10/13/2017 - 10/30/2020; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To engage new audiences in Charlotte with quality jazz music performances by supporting the organizational capacity and sustainability of Jazz Arts Initiative.
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose (Earmark: Carlos Rolón/Dzine at San Jose Airport)5,000.0013822017-11-02Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8085-- Grant period: 10/30/2017 - 10/29/2018; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support MACLA to program public art installations at the San Jose International Airport, in partnership with the City of San Jose, for one year.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Cedric Tai)25,000.009482017-09-18Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7100-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring life in two post-industrial cities by pairing artists from Detroit and Glasgow, Scotland, to collaborate on curated exhibitions.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Burnside Farm Detroit)100,000.002682017-08-04Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7129-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing together art and urban farming by expanding to year-round a series of art installations, performances and gatherings at the farm in a new space.
Sundance Institute (Earmark: Sundance Labs Initiative 2.0)1,500,000.00312017-07-10Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/8064-- Grant period: 09/01/2017 - 08/31/2020; goal: To renew the Sundance Labs Initiative, a program that identifies and develops emerging film talent in the eight Knight resident communities.
Mint Museum of Art (Earmark: Interactive Staircase)150,000.001562017-05-16Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7948-- Grant period: 05/08/2017 - 08/15/2018; goal: To develop the Interactive Staircase at the Mint Museum Uptown—an architectural installation at the entrance to the building that will utilize technology to increase visitation and enhance the visitor experience.
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (Earmark: Coyote Treasure Hunt)150,000.001562017-05-16Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7952-- Grant period: 05/08/2017 - 07/01/0218; goal: To build on the Museum of Contemporary Art’s visual description software, Coyote, to include a digital scavenger hunt that will encourage museum visitors to locate artworks based on texts.
Museum of Arts & Sciences (Earmark: The Macon Fulldome Film Festival)100,000.002682017-05-16Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7953-- Grant period: 05/08/2017 - 07/01/2018; goal: To launch the FullDome Festival in partnership with the Macon Film Festival at The Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS)—an effort to introduce filmmakers to the technological possibilities of the planetarium and present new artistic works in the fulldome medium.
Minneapolis Institute of Art (Earmark: Open Source Storytelling for Museums)148,800.002162017-05-16Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7947-- Grant period: 05/08/2017 - 07/01/2018; goal: To expand and improve the digital storytelling platform Griot, of The Minneapolis Institute of Art — an open sourced software that allows users to explore works of art in the collection on any device.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (Earmark: The Lumin Experience)150,000.001562017-05-16Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7945-- Grant period: 05/08/2017 - 07/01/2018; goal: To support the Detroit Institute of the Art’s launch of Lumin—a mobile tour of the art museum that relies on augmented reality technology.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Earmark: Enhancing the Vizcaya Visitor Experience through 3D Technologies)100,000.002682017-05-16Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7956-- Grant period: 05/08/2017 - 07/01/2018; goal: To connect visitors with inaccessible museum holdings at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens through the use of 3D modeling and printing techniques, making visible via technology what would be physically impossible.
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh (Earmark: Muse: Your Friendly Cultural Companion)150,000.001562017-05-16Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7944-- Grant period: 05/08/2017 - 07/01/2018; goal: To support Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh’s development of Muse, a new visitor-facing mobile experience that engages museum visitors through fun and informative SMS chatbot messaging.
University of Wynwood (Earmark: O, Miami Poetry Festival)250,000.00872017-03-24Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4797-- Grant period: 05/01/2010 - 05/31/2011; goal: To create "O, Miami", the city's first, world-class poetry festival and the first festival of its kind in the countryMiami is a county-wide poetry festival inaugurating in April 2011. Our goal is for every single person in Miami-Dade County to encounter a poem during the month of April.
Pérez Art Museum Miami (Earmark: Augmented Reality: Bringing Art to Life)185,000.001452017-03-23Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7955-- Grant period: 04/01/2017 - 05/01/2018; goal: To support the use of technology to engage PAMM visitors with the collection by creating augmented reality experiences accessed through a mobile application.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Building Data Capacity)173,329.001512017-03-15Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7942-- Grant period: 02/28/2017 - 02/28/2018; goal: To help Akron Art Museum visitors better understand artwork in the permanent collection by supporting the research, development and implementation of technology that puts the knowledge of the curator at visitors’ fingertips.
The Barnes Foundation (Earmark: Visual Collections Browser)155,000.001532017-03-15Arts, Technologyhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7943-- Grant period: 02/10/2017 - 03/01/2018; goal: To develop technology that allows online visitors to browse works of art by visual characteristics.
The Big House Foundation (Earmark: Big House Museum Music Story Teller Series)10,000.0012782016-12-19Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7702-- Grant period: 11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017; goal: To spark conversations about music through the “Rock ’N’ Roll Music Story” series, which brings renowned musicians, managers and crew members to The Allman Brothers Band Museum to talk about careers in the music business.
Macon Arts Alliance (Earmark: Birthplace of Macon Documentary Series)25,000.009482016-12-19Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7698-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To share the stories of artists and residents and their role in the rebirth of East Macon’s Mill Hill arts village and the Fort Hawkins neighborhood through a serial video and podcast series to be shared through Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Children’s Hope Chest of Dreams (Earmark: Black Lounge Film Series)60,000.004952016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7837-- Grant period: 02/01/2018 - 01/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring the excellence of African-diaspora cinema to Overtown through a new monthly film series showcasing the black experience from around the world.
Karen Peterson and Dancers (Earmark: Forward Motion: International Physically Integrated Dance)150,000.001562016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7826-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote Miami as a leader in inclusive arts by launching the first International Physically Integrated Dance Festival featuring dancers with and without disabilities performing together.
Miami New Drama (Earmark: American Clásico: Canon Though a Multicultural Lens)150,000.001562016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7829-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To find common ground for diverse audiences by creating bilingual adaptions of classic plays including “Our Town,” “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Miss Julie” at the Colony Theatre.
ProjectArt (Earmark: ProjectArt: Miami)150,000.001562016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7830-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To immerse neighborhoods in the arts by placing emerging artists in five libraries where they will have studio space in exchange for teaching arts classes in low-income communities.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts (Earmark: Breakin’ Convention Miami)100,000.002682016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7832-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To introduce South Florida’s hip-hop culture to an international audience by bringing the Breakin’ Convention, a festival of dance and theater, to Miami.
Reading Queer (Earmark: Reading Queer Literary Festival)70,000.004732016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7835-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2020; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring more queer voices to South Florida by expanding the annual Reading Queer Literary Festival with a series of main stage performances, writers’ workshops and literary installations.
Angel Fraser-Logan Dance Company (Earmark: Ailey Dancer Jamar Roberts returns to Miami)50,000.005582016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7842-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To inspire a love of dance by bringing Miami native and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jamar Roberts to South Florida to mentor and teach students, and to choreograph and perform new work.
Everett Osceola (Earmark: N8tive Reel Cinema Festival)50,000.005582016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7844-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To highlight the words and works of indigenous peoples by launching the first Southeastern Native American film festival.
Interactive Initiative (Earmark: Outdoor Projection Series)45,000.007212016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7854-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage neighborhoods in art by transforming building facades with large-scale projections of interactive video and animations by local artists.
Miami Beach Cinematheque (Earmark: Miami Beach Cinematheque Interactive Archive Project)30,000.008652016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7859-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring a rare collection to the community by digitizing and displaying the cinematheque’s archive of film memorabilia and ephemera.
Community Justice Project (Earmark: Voices: Poetry for the People)25,000.009482016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7864-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage new audiences in the literary arts by bringing workshops led by poet Aja Monet to grassroots leaders involved in social justice issues.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Return of the Black Ballerina)150,000.001562016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7827-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage the community in the Dance Theatre of Harlem’s first local performance in a decade, with activities surrounding the event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.
Historic Hampton House Community Trust (Earmark: Brownsville Unity Music Project)150,000.001562016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7828-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build on the legacy of the Historic Hampton House, the segregation-era motel in Brownsville once home to a popular jazz club, with a music education program for local youth.
Combat Hippies (Earmark: Weapons of Mass Creation)100,000.002682016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7833-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To encourage public conversations about the trauma of war by touring a new spoken word performance based on the stories of local veterans and refugees from the Middle East.
The M Ensemble Company (Earmark: The M Ensemble: Returning Home to Liberty City)70,000.004732016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7836-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote a new home for theater in Liberty City, Sandrell Rivers Theater, where M Ensemble will be a resident company, with a yearlong engagement initiative.
Ali Cultural Arts (Earmark: Miss Masters: Audio at the Ali)60,000.004952016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7839-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the presence of women in the audio engineering industry with a training program for young women and girls in a historic Pompano Beach building that once boarded African-American jazz musicians.
Miami Hispanic Ballet Corp. (Earmark: International Ballet Festival of Miami)50,000.005582016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7843-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring a world-class dance experience to Miami’s multicultural audiences through the International Ballet Festival of Miami, which presents more than 20 companies and their ballet stars from around the world in addition to a dance film series, art exhibit, dance book presentation, workshops and classes.
Artists in Residence in the Everglades (Earmark: AIRIE Nest)50,000.005582016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7850-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To tell the story of the cultural and ecological forces that shape South Florida by creating an interdisciplinary gallery at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center in Everglades National Park.
Fringe Projects (Earmark: R & R Studios + Fringe Projects)35,000.008212016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7858-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To stretch the bounds of public art by partnering with R&R Studios on BEAUTY FOR ALL!!!, R & R's first site-responsive project, an LED-activated mural in Downtown Miami that counteracts the ever-present messages of consumption on signs in the city.
Alexey Taran (Earmark: FLESH)17,000.0011652016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7868-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the dark side of desire, disorders and inner struggles through an experimental theater performance incorporating artists from both sides of the Florida Straits.
Torrance Carter (Earmark: AdHoc Cinema)15,000.0011712016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7870-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster the love and knowledge of film among students by bringing AdHoc Cinema, a traveling film and music series, to local schools.
HistoryMiami Museum (Earmark: Hurricane Andrew 25th Anniversary Exhibition)120,000.002352016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7831-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew by capturing the storm’s impact through a large-scale moving exhibition.
Artists Within Reach Collective (Earmark: Artists Within Reach: Notes To My Younger Self)60,000.004952016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7838-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster the next generation of artists by having well-known artists offer professional guidance to young creatives by addressing the question, “If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?”.
Key West Literary Seminar (Earmark: Island in the Works: Young Writers Studio)52,500.005522016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7841-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2020; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster engagement with Key West’s literary and cultural history by providing a free, five-day summer program for Key West High School students on the literary and cultural history of the island.
The Bridge (Earmark: Take it to The Bridge)50,000.005582016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7851-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide artistic support for musicians by building out an event space and recording room with free production and streaming services.
Carl Juste (Earmark: Havana/Haiti: Two Cultures, One Community)30,000.008652016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7861-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the many layers and similarities between Cuban and Haitian cultures through a book of photographs and essays, and an accompanying exhibition.
CINTAS Foundation (Earmark: The Craft of Writing: Fellows on Both Sides)25,000.009482016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7863-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate Cuban writers through new fellowships in creative writing for Cubans living on the island and in exile.
Guitars Over Guns (Earmark: Music Is My Weapon)25,000.009482016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7865-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019.
Miami Music Club (Earmark: Miami Music Club)12,750.0012522016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7871-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a space for underground musicians and artists to come together by producing a series of concerts at traditional art spaces.
Amir Baradaran (Earmark: Facing the Cloud + reStoring Po{AI}try)100,000.002682016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7834-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To rethink how people produce knowledge and share memories using augmented reality and artificial intelligence in a large-scale participatory art project.
Florida International University (Earmark: Celebrating Miami’s Cuban Heritage)55,000.005442016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7840-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To honor Miami’s Cuban heritage by dedicating the Miami International GuitART Festival to Cuban music and creating cultural exchanges between Havana and Miami guitar orchestras.
Tarell Alvin McCraney (Earmark: 305/One Festival)50,000.005582016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7849-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create the 305/One Festival, which celebrates the unique storytelling and solo performers coming out of Miami with a series of performances, film screenings and cultural activities.
Dana De Greff (Earmark: PageSlayers Summer Camp)45,000.007212016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7852-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide fourth- and fifth-grade students in Opa-locka with high-quality writing instruction taught by published and award-winning professional writers of color.
Rhythm Foundation (Earmark: Axis of Love)45,000.007212016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7853-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a cultural dialogue with communities hit by terrorism and war through “Axis of Love,” a concert series featuring instrumental music from conflict zones.
Hotbox Art (Earmark: Hotbox Art Residency Program 2016)40,000.007482016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7855-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a catalyst for transforming the West Palm Beach Northwest Historic District by turning the shotgun homes into spaces for artist residencies for community engagement.
ArtCenter South Florida (Earmark: Art-in-Public-Life)35,000.008212016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7857-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring art into public planning by embedding artists in city governments as part of a residency program that helps to develop solutions to policy concerns.
Alma Dance Theater (Earmark: Alma Dance Theater presents: Flowers for Spring)15,000.0011712016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7869-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use contemporary dance to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia and to engage people afflicted by them.
Symone Titania (Earmark: The Unvoiced Community: BBQ Men & Women of Goulds)12,500.0012532016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7872-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To tell the stories of the barbecue vendors of South Dade’s Goulds neighborhood with a photo documentary project and community celebration.
Bas Fisher Invitational (Earmark: NOMADIC MIAMI: Letting Artists Lead the Way)300,000.00832016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7825-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To experiment with new models for presenting art through Nomadic Miami, a series of roving exhibitions, performances and programs in specific locations determined by cutting-edge artists.
Michael Graves Education (Earmark: Origami Everglades)40,000.007482016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7856-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To heighten public awareness about the importance of the Everglades to Miami’s future with life-size sculptures of endangered animals made through origami.
Juggerknot Theatre Company (Earmark: Miami Motel Stories)30,000.008652016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7860-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore Miami’s many layers by presenting immersive, real-time theater experiences in three motel rooms or buildings that tell the stories of the city’s emerging neighborhoods.
Nathaniel Sandler (Earmark: Crypt Cracking: Uncovering the Unseen in SoFlo Museums)25,000.009482016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7862-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To introduce more people to the collections of museums through essays, tours and events focused on the many interesting items the institutions have but aren’t able to display year round.
IFE-ILE (Earmark: IFE-ILE Afro-Cuban Dance Festival)20,000.0010692016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7866-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To link Afro-Cuban culture in Miami and Havana by providing dancers and instructors from the island to participate in a cultural exchange project as part of the group’s annual summer dance festival.
The Screening Room (Earmark: The Screening Room, Miami)20,000.0010692016-11-28Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7867-- Grant period: 12/13/2016 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand multimedia artistic programming in Miami through new installations at Wynwood’s The Screening Room.
Praisefest (Earmark: Praisefest)20,000.0010692016-11-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7884-- Grant period: 08/01/2016 - 08/19/2016; goal: To celebrate gospel music with a free inspirational concert series that pairs local artists with national talent.
Xoxo Performance (Earmark: #cake)31,250.008632016-11-23Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7903-- Grant period: 06/30/2016 - 05/31/2017; goal: To explore the question, “What is the American dream in the 21st century,” through an immersive theater piece based on interviews of Charlotte residents and structured partly as a “choose-your-own-adventure” experience through Uptown".
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Learning Community Cohort)75,000.004092016-11-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7938-- Grant period: 08/18/2016 - 06/30/2017; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support the Charlotte Arts & Science Council's programs to improve the ability of emerging cultural organizations to adapt to 21st-century trends in philanthropy, organizational development and audience engagement.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Learning Community Cohort)75,000.004092016-11-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7887-- Grant period: 08/18/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To help emerging cultural organizations improve their ability to adapt to 21st century trends in philanthropy, organizational development and audience engagement through a workshop series and individual coaching.
Que-OS (Earmark: BOOM Festival 2017)35,000.008212016-11-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7902-- Grant period: 03/06/2017 - 05/26/2017; goal: To support cutting-edge art through the 2017 BOOM Festival, a three-day fringe festival of dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken word performances at three venues in the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood.
Charlotte Black Film Festival (Earmark: Charlotte Black Film Festival)5,000.0013822016-11-15Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7890-- Grant period: 01/02/2017 - 06/02/2017; goal: To increase opportunities for black filmmakers and actors in Charlotte and to bring more films by African-Americans to local audiences by supporting the 2017 festival.
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University (Earmark: After/Life)100,000.002682016-11-05Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7785-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To tell the stories of the many overlooked women and girls involved in the 1967 Detroit unrest by bringing together oral history, theatre, poetry and dance in "AFTER/LIFE," a new production developed by Lisa Biggs.
Fringe Society (Earmark: The Stitching Hour)10,500.0012762016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7810-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the wonder of traditional textile production by having fiber and textile artists take over storefront windows on the Avenue of Fashion and turn them into studios for spinning, dyeing and weaving fabrics.
Detroit Youth Volume (Earmark: Jazz Violin “The Detroit Way”)51,623.005562016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7813-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To inspire the young classical violinists training with this group to become jazz musicians by employing local jazz artists as teachers.
Beautifully Wrapped (Earmark: Beautifully Wrapped and the Head Wrap Expo)45,000.007212016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7818-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore themes of identity, fashion and cultural assimilation through “Beautifully Wrapped,” an interfaith, traveling exhibit on the art of head wrapping among Sikh Indians, Rastafarians, the Amish, Muslims and others.
12-and-Under Super Cool Poetry Open Mic (Earmark: 12-and-Under Super Cool Poetry Open Mic and Workshop)15,000.0011712016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7822-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a youth-driven open mic series, hosted by a 10-year-old poet, at prominent cultural institutions in Detroit.
WDET (Earmark: Detroit Storymakers Project)100,000.002682016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7783-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen the craft of storytelling in Detroit by developing a network of multimedia artists and empowering them to share their stories with a wider audience – on the radio, online and in public spaces.
Big City Films (Earmark: 50 Years and One Summer)100,000.002682016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7790-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage the community in a dialogue on race relations and the unrest of 1967, conversations that will ultimately shape a school curriculum for a new documentary series on the events of that summer.
Young Nation (Earmark: On TAP)37,000.008132016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7792-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support the development of local artists by turning garages into artists’ studios in addition to holding hip-hop arts workshops and experiences that culminate in a large public art project.
Sidewalk Detroit and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (Earmark: Busk in the Cut)154,000.001542016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7793-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring the Dequindre Cut alive with artists from around the world in “Busk the Cut,” an international festival of street performers, circus arts, graffiti artists and world music.
Lawrence Technological University Detroit Studio (Earmark: Mapping Cart)10,000.0012782016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7803-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To reconstruct Detroit’s historic West End in maps by creating a tapestry of paintings, drawings, pictures and infographics of the neighborhood created by the community using a mobile mapping cart.
Jehan Mullin (Earmark: The Taste of Displacement)15,000.0011712016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7805-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring the multimedia artist, Dena Al-Adeeb, and her interactive art project, “The Taste of Displacement,” to Detroit where she will develop a site-specific piece that explores local Arab-American experiences through video and performance art.
Greg Baise (Earmark: Prisoner’s Song)6,000.0013712016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7808-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the experience of the incarcerated and prison life in America through a multimedia performance presented at four neighborhood venues.
A Host of People (Earmark: The Other Hand)25,000.009482016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7820-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate difference with a new experimental play and performance series exploring the in-between spaces of those who hold multiple identities of race, culture, gender and sexuality.
North Rosedale Park Civic Association (Earmark: Great Art! Great Park!)76,000.004082016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7780-- Grant period: 11/03/2016 - 11/03/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To continue the transformation of this neighborhood’s 7-acre park by working with local artists to create installations along the 5-mile walkway that borders it.
SoundX LLC (Earmark: Corner Concerts)5,000.0013822016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7703-- Grant period: 06/01/2016 - 07/31/2017; goal: To bring the arts into people’s everyday lives for the second year with 'Corner Concerts,’ a series of pop-up live music events in vacant and underutilized spaces across downtown Macon.
100 Words Film Festival, LLC (Earmark: 100 Words Film Festival)10,416.0012772016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7905-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 01/20/2017; goal: To help professional and student filmmakers develop storytelling skills through an innovative festival that democratizes the filmmaking process.
OnQ Performing Arts (Earmark: Miles & Coltrane: Blue (.) by Concrete Generation)30,000.008652016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7899-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 04/28/2017; goal: To refine, record and present in Charlotte the play “Miles & Coltrane,” an original work developed by OnQ that has toured internationally.
Step Afrika! USA (Earmark: Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence)84,722.003862016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7782-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To share the story of the Great Migration through dance, by bringing Step Afrika!’s full-length dance piece based on artist Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series to Detroit.
Detroit Historical Society (Earmark: Detroit ’67: Looking Back to Move Forward)200,000.001182016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7788-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage the community in the creation of an exhibition that spans 100 years, puts the unrest in context and uses the city’s collective history to help residents define Detroit’s future.
Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit (Earmark: The Jit Exchange)11,000.0012752016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7791-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To unite dance styles from the same era, from two continents, by bringing Zimbabwean dancers to Detroit.
New Music Detroit (Earmark: Detroit Industry)36,300.008152016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7802-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build community around one of Detroit’s artistic treasures – Diego Rivera’s frescoes at the Detroit Institute of Arts – by commissioning a major new chamber music work inspired by them and in honor of their 85th anniversary.
InsideOut Literary Arts Project (Earmark: A Laureate Leads Us)25,000.009482016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7807-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To identify and celebrate new young poets through an annual writing contest that will select the next Detroit Youth Poet Laureate.
Final Girls (Earmark: Final Girls)7,500.0013542016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7811-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support female filmmakers in Detroit through a filmmaking collective that will host workshops, screenings and master classes.
Essay’d (Earmark: Essay'd)30,000.008652016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7812-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote critical discourse on the the arts in Detroit through a series of activities, including peer-reviewed, career-survey essays on Detroit artists, public workshops that broaden the scope and skill set for written criticism, and artist talks that raise awareness of Detroit’s thriving art scene.
Britney Stoney (Earmark: Save Yourself)10,000.0012782016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7816-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To share an artist’s creative journey by touring an original musical about following your dreams.
ARTS.BLACK (Earmark: Detroit Three – ARTS.BLACK)15,000.0011712016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7821-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To document and magnify the city’s arts scene with an online journal of critical discourse shared from the black perspective.
Alicia Diaz (Earmark: Dangerous Times, Dangerous Responses)79,359.004072016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7781-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To examine Detroit’s role as a sanctuary for Central American refugees in the 1980s through a multimedia exhibition.
Detroit Public Theatre (Earmark: Detroit ’67 Mobile Production)60,000.004952016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7786-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To spark meaningful dialogue in communities and schools across the city with a mobile production of “Detroit ’67,” a play by native Detroiter Dominique Morisseau about a brother and sister who find themselves caught up in the uprising.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (Earmark: Found Footage Detroit: Summer 1967)30,000.008652016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7787-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer a raw look at the 1967 era in Detroit by presenting an immersive screening of unedited archival films and crowd-sourced home movies from the period, in partnership with the Detroit Free Press, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Walter P. Reuther Library and the Prelinger Archives.
Shannon Cason (Earmark: Shannon Cason’s Homemade Stories Live)65,000.004902016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7795-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To spotlight the best national and local storytellers through a monthly event, Homemade Stories Live.
The Hinterlands (Earmark: The Enemy of My Enemy)70,000.004732016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7797-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore external narratives and perceptions of the United States by collaborating with artists from China, Russia and Iran to write new works about Americans and perform them in Detroit and online.
Wire-Car Auto Workers Association of Detroit (WAWAD) (Earmark: Wire-Car Auto Workers Association of Detroit (WAWAD))7,300.0013582016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7814-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote wire-car culture through an interactive website that serves as a resource for wire-car makers and enthusiasts, and to create a mobile parking structure to showcase models by association members.
CAN Art Handworks (Earmark: The CAN Art Wind Turbine Project)50,000.005582016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7815-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage Detroiters in a sustainability project in a playful manner by having artist Carl Nielbock create wind turbine sculptures in Eastern Market that power cellphone charging stations and help irrigate urban crops.
Midtown Detroit (Earmark: DLECTRICITY Commissions Multidisciplinary Artist Rashaad Newsome)75,000.004092016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7779-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen DLECTRICITY by bringing multidisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome to debut a new video installation that explores Detroit’s history, and to lead a processional performance that opens the festival.
What Pipeline (Earmark: What Pipeline Presents Pope.L in Detroit)30,000.008652016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7794-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring daring contemporary art to Detroit by inviting visual artist Pope.L for a unique exhibit and performance.
The Aadizookaan (Earmark: MAWADISIDIWAG (They Visit Each Other))50,000.005582016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7798-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To share Detroit stories in the tradition of indigenous communities by using multimedia tools that travel to communities in a mobile storytelling unit.
Seraphine Collective (Earmark: Beatmatch Brunch with Mother Cyborg)15,175.0011702016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7799-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring new voices to the electronic music scene with workshops to train and build community among female-identified DJs.
Saundra Little and Karen Burton (Earmark: Noir Design Parti: African-American Architects in Detroit)34,775.008582016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7800-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To document the professional journeys and creative works of Detroit’s black architects through a series of videos, photographs, maps and tours.
Kristi Faulkner Dance (Earmark: Not In My House: A Performance Celebrating LGBT Identity)30,000.008652016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7804-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore themes of identity and gender with an original performance work created with LGBT youth from the Ruth Ellis Center.
Bree Gant (Earmark: AfroFuture Past: Dance, Fashion and the Diaspora)8,000.0013452016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7817-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the intersection of African cultural traditions in Detroit’s art scene today with AfroFuturePast, which includes zines, short dance films and community events.
Barbara Barefield (Earmark: JazzSpace Detroit: A Photographic Journey)20,000.0010692016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7819-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To share Detroit’s musical heritage by creating a permanent, accessible archive of Barefield’s jazz photos, music posters and art, to update her 1979 book “JazzSpace Detroit,” and present a concert and exhibit representing 40 years of jazz and creative musicians.
Emily Kutil (Earmark: Black Bottom Street View)15,000.0011712016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7823-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To connect Detroit residents with the Burton Historic Collection’s photographs of the former Black Bottom neighborhood through a website that maps the images and serves as a platform for neighborhood histories.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Earmark: Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance)67,000.004882016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7784-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To examine how music can be a catalyst for social change with a large-scale group exhibition called “Sonic Rebellion: Music as Resistance,” which looks at the connections between Detroit’s music and visual arts scenes and its political history.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Earmark: Detroit ’67 Rebellion: Inside and Out)125,000.002242016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7789-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use the arts to examine the 1967 civil unrest in historical context, and broaden the conversation around the city’s future, with a series of exhibitions, performance art and a memorial fence that will gather Detroiters’ reflections.
The Scarab Club of Detroit (Earmark: Live at the Scarab Club)52,238.005532016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7796-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen a hub for the city’s creative community with a concert series, “Live at the Scarab Club,” that mixes music, historical narratives, visual arts and poetry.
Nichole Christian (Earmark: Detroit See Me)6,000.0013712016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7801-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To saturate the city with the faces of resilient and hopeful Detroit youth through a traveling exhibit and limited edition photo book.
Jeff Sturges (Earmark: Social Sound Synthesizers)25,000.009482016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7806-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To transform the act of learning to play music by creating new sound synthesizers that are inexpensive and easy to use, and invite collaborative play.
Focus: HOPE (Earmark: How Ma Bell Got Her Groove Back: Detroit for Real)164,750.001522016-11-03Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7809-- Grant period: 11/05/2016 - 12/01/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To turn the historic Michigan Bell Telephone building into a canvas for Detroit stories by projecting on it new works of light art, video and photographs.
ArtPop (Earmark: ArtPop)25,000.009482016-10-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7886-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 07/28/2017; goal: To bring the work of 20 local artists to more people by expanding community programming around ArtPop, which displays art on billboards and other available media space.
ArtPop (Earmark: ArtPop)25,000.009482016-10-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7937-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 07/28/2017; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To promote the work of local artists through ArtPop (#ArtPopCLT) - a program that displays the work of emerging artists on billboards, transit facilities and other public media spaces throughout the metro Charlotte region.
Phillips Performing Arts Foundation (Earmark: Performing Arts Summer Camp)5,000.0013822016-10-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7883-- Grant period: 06/01/2017 - 07/28/2017; goal: To foster the next generation of artists with a three-week summer camp focused on dance and music.
The University of Akron (Earmark: SYNAPSE: Steam into Stem)20,000.0010692016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7761-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the connections between art and science by bringing nationally recognized artists to Akron to explore the power of biodesign, which takes inspiration from nature.
The Devil Strip (Earmark: Live at Lock 4)35,000.008212016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7763-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase local musicians and bring more people to cultural events downtown by strengthening a free summer music series at Lock 4.
Inlet Dance (Earmark: When the Rubber Hits the Road: The Creative Path)15,650.0011692016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7767-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To demonstrate the possibilities of careers in the arts with a two-week residency at local high schools where students create new pieces alongside professionals.
City of Akron (Earmark: The Akron Summer Arts Experience)143,000.002172016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7774-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide quality dance and music performances for free during the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival.
Neos Dance Theatre (Earmark: Lose Your Marbles. A dance-centric, performance art Fringe Festival)30,000.008652016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7764-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To encourage new voices and risk-taking art by launching an Akron Fringe Festival that showcases visual and performing arts.
East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation (Earmark: Storefront Echoes)34,398.008592016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7768-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To transform a slice of East Akron by commissioning an artist to help turn an underused parking lot into a vibrant space for a farmers market.
Downtown Akron Partnership (Earmark: Akron High Arts Festival)154,000.001542016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7770-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To elevate and celebrate Akron’s arts community by expanding the Akron Art Prize into a 30-day festival featuring local artists chosen through a competitive process.
David Morgan (Earmark: Blue Is More Than A Color)35,000.008212016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7771-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring attention to Akron’s jazz scene with a concert and recording of a local composer’s work performed by a local jazz ensemble and guest artists.
Danny Volk (Earmark: Made-up with Danny Volk - The Akron Sessions)12,500.0012532016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7772-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote local artists through an Akron-based season of “Made-Up With Danny Volk,” a performance art piece where Volk interviews local creatives while they create art on the host’s face using makeup.
Carla Davis Music (Earmark: Were You There? – An Interactive Experience in Spirituals)3,900.0014142016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7773-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To share spirituals, the stories they tell and how they influenced today’s music through a series that recounts tenor Roland Hayes’ groundbreaking 1928 concert for Tuesday Musical Association.
Apollo's Fire The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (Earmark: MUSIC ALIVE! Folk + Baroque Concerts at the Akron Art Museum)65,000.004902016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7775-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring new audiences to music with a series of free baroque and American folk music concerts that cater to spaces at the Akron Art Museum.
Community Hall Foundation (Earmark: World [email protected] Civic)25,000.009482016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7776-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To honor the city’s cultural diversity through a world music series that celebrates traditions from Asia, Latin America, Europe and Native American cultures.
Keepers of the Art Education (Earmark: The Annual International Hip-Hop Preservation Project)69,100.004842016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7765-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To counteract the commercialization of rap music and culture through community-based re-education about its history and impact during an annual festival.
Tuesday Musical Association (Earmark: Decompression Chamber)40,000.007482016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7760-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help ease workplace stress with Tuesday Musical’s Decompression Chamber, which will bring free mini-concerts to employees and clients.
Karen Star (Earmark: If This Wallpaper Could Talk)23,081.0010592016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7766-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the quirky style, history and people of Akron through a book of portraits and stories exploring the relationship between Akronites and their wallpaper.
Dylan Yellowlees (Earmark: Akron LGBT Film, Music and Arts Festival)21,000.0010662016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7769-- Grant period: 10/26/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring the LGBT community together through a festival of film, music and other genres of art.
Laurie Caner (Earmark: Canal Stories Through Song & Illustration)22,897.0010612016-10-26Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7759-- Grant period: 10/25/2016 - 12/15/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate Akron’s heritage by creating a book and CD of original illustrations and songs based on stories about the Ohio and Erie Canal.
Jazz Arts Initiative (Earmark: Jazz Room Series Expansion)60,000.004952016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7896-- Grant period: 10/21/2016 - 09/16/2017; goal: To bring iconic jazz music to more residents by expanding the monthly series Jazz Room at The Stage Door Theater.
Caroline Calouche & Co. (Earmark: First Annual Show at Romare Bearden Park)25,000.009482016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7889-- Grant period: 08/01/2016 - 09/29/2017; goal: To engage Charlotte audiences in contemporary dance and circus arts with a new, site-specific outdoor show at First Ward Park in September 2017.
Actor's Theatre of Charlotte (Earmark: Dual Perspectives)25,000.009482016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7885-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To commission and produce two original works on one theme – one created from the vantage point of adults, the other of and for children.
Andreas H. Bechtler Arts Foundation (Earmark: Community Outreach, Access and Inclusion)25,000.009482016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7888-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To expand the museum’s programming beyond its walls by providing access to art and arts education to seniors, the incarcerated, people with limited sight and others.
Mint Museum of Art (Earmark: State of the Art)75,000.004092016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7897-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To bring an acclaimed exhibit to Charlotte that focuses on the range of work being created today in the United States by contemporary artists who live outside of New York and Los Angeles.
Charlotte Center for Literary Arts (Earmark: 4x4CLT: Poetry in Public Spaces)25,000.009482016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7891-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To bring poetry into everyday spaces through 4x4CLT, which combines four poems from acclaimed poets with four works of art from local and regional artists, on posters that will be displayed in public spaces.
Opera Carolina (Earmark: Opera Unlimited)25,000.009482016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7898-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To bring opera into people’s everyday lives by supporting Opera Unlimited, a series of small-scale performances, in conjunction with community partners, that reached 25,000 people last year.
Tosco Music Parties (Earmark: Tosco Music Parties for Seniors)5,000.0013822016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7904-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To expand Tosco Music’s sing-a-long series, which engages senior audiences in musical performances.
Field Note Stenographers (Earmark: Diggin' the Field)10,000.0012782016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7878-- Grant period: 06/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To encourage a deeper appreciation of the local music scene by supporting the “Diggin’ the Field” podcast, which complements the group’s popular blog and is co-hosted online by Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Field Note Stenographers (Earmark: Diggin' the Field)10,000.0012782016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7939-- Grant period: 06/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To increase resident awareness of the live music scene in Macon through support for the production of Diggin' in the Field - a monthly podcast that reviews music shows by local artists.
Museum of Arts & Sciences (Earmark: Art on the Trail)25,000.009482016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7879-- Grant period: 06/01/2016 - 07/28/2017; goal: To expand the museum’s impact by adding a climbing structure created by regional artists, sculptural seating and site-specific art installations along a popular walking trail.
One Voice Chorus (Earmark: Codebreaker)10,000.0012782016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7900-- Grant period: 01/01/2017 - 07/23/2017; goal: To tell the story of Alan Turing, a computer scientist who helped the British break the Nazi’s secret codes and was later prosecuted for being gay, by performing the U.S. premiere of composer James McCarthy’s “Codebreaker” in partnership with the Nashville Harmony Chorus.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society (Earmark: Brahms v. Radiohead)25,000.009482016-10-21Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7894-- Grant period: 12/01/2016 - 02/17/2017; goal: To engage new audiences in classical music with a performance of an unexpected mash-up of Brahms and Radiohead.
The Rose Ensemble (Earmark: Musique et Masqueray)21,500.0010652016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7744-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To commemorate St. Paul’s connection with the French architect Emmanuel Masqueray through world-class concerts presented in two of the churches he designed, which will be accompanied by visual exhibits.
Brad Kaspari (Earmark: Wilder Gateway)35,000.008212016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7733-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build a sculptural gateway for Wilder Playground that welcomes visitors and serves as a public art learning site for nearby City Academy High School.
Funny Asian Women...K (FAWK) (Earmark: Empowering Asian Women Through Comedy)45,000.007212016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7739-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To host monthly comedy cabarets to talk about difficult issues Asian-American women encounter every day in Minnesota.
Twin Cities Media Alliance (Earmark: Our Space Is Spoken For)45,000.007212016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7747-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore how marginalized communities redefine and negotiate space with a storytelling project where spoken word poets, and performance and visual artists adapt residents’ essays and perform them in the spaces on which the stories are based.
Twin Cities Public Television (Earmark: ART Is)33,435.008612016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7748-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase the work of emerging artists by engaging exceptional St. Paul artists of color to curate work in the TPT Street Space.
Nick Mamayek and Wes Winship (Earmark: Hamline-Midway Historical Retrospective Murals)20,000.0010692016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7737-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring beauty and pride to the Hamline-Midway neighborhood through a historical retrospective of outdoor murals on a blighted building undergoing renovation.
Richard Chin (Earmark: St. Paul Snowblower Ballet)34,338.008602016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7740-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To transform the dreary toil of snow removal into joyful art with a ballet in which performers, equipped with snowblowers and shovels, stage a dance spectacle set to live music.
TaikoArts Midwest (Earmark: Taiko Tuesdays)30,000.008652016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7743-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the impact and accessibility of taiko, the ensemble drumming rooted in Japanese traditions, with a monthly series of free pop-up concerts throughout St. Paul.
TruArtSpeaks (Earmark: St. Paul Youth Poet Laureate)16,000.0011672016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7746-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To amplify the voices of young writers through a youth poet laureate program that publishes their work, invites them to participate in civic activities throughout the year and provides a platform for modeling leadership through critical thought, voice and performance.
India Association of Minnesota (Earmark: IndiaFest 2017)52,000.005552016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7752-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase the experience of India through a one-day festival of music, movement and mudras, ranging from classical traditions to today’s boot-stomping Bollywood.
Jehra Patrick (Earmark: Emerging Curators Fellowship)40,000.007482016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7753-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To establish and build the individual practices of emerging curators from diverse backgrounds through a yearlong research, professional development and presentation fellowship.
Mizna (Earmark: Arab Film Fest: The St. Paul Edition)20,000.0010692016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7756-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To counter anti-Arab and anti-Muslim perceptions through independent Arab cinema, brought to five St. Paul college campuses and their surrounding neighborhoods.
Asian Economic Development Association (Earmark: Light Up the Night Market!)75,000.004092016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7732-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To feature Asian-American artists at the Little Mekong Night Market with a gallery of original poster art reflecting Asian-American community life.
Cedarside (Earmark: Blessing the Boats)35,000.008212016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7734-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019.
Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES) (Earmark: CLUES Fiesta Latina)60,000.004952016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7735-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the diverse art and culture of Latinos in Minnesota through a festival of music, dance, murals, photography and folkloric traditions during Latino Heritage Month.
Frogtown Neighborhood Association (Earmark: Frogtown Garage Concert Series)15,000.0011712016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7738-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To shine a spotlight on Frogtown’s diverse music scene and build community through a series of garage concerts that connect neighbors, artists and music lovers.
Mixed Blood Theatre (Earmark: Safe at Home)50,000.005582016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7755-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the coexistence of arts, sports, politics and commerce through a site-specific theatrical extravaganza produced at the St. Paul Saints’ CHS Field.
Nathanael Flink (Earmark: Space 369 (II))5,000.0013822016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7736-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To highlight local and regional artists at Space 369, an alternative, artist-run gallery in the Creative Enterprise Zone.
Sun Mee Chomet (Earmark: The Sex Show)50,000.005582016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7742-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore sexuality and stereotypes in the Asian-American community with a new play.
Transforming Central (Earmark: Celebrating Central High’s 150th Anniversary Through Photography)5,000.0013822016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7745-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s oldest high school by having artist Chris Faust take photographs of Central High School’s community, which will be displayed alongside similar historic images for an outdoor art exhibit.
VocalEssence (Earmark: WITNESS 2017 - Underground Railroad)40,000.007482016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7749-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To illuminate St. Paul’s historic role as a sanctuary for the oppressed by raising up immigrant voices, past and present, through workshops and concerts.
St. Paul Ballet (Earmark: The Art of Boxing, the Sport of Ballet)52,555.005512016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7750-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring together the worlds of boxing and ballet with a performance that features professionals from both disciplines in two acts, under one roof, with a live feed outdoors for the entire community.
IFP Minnesota (Earmark: Stories That Unite)10,000.0012782016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7751-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To illuminate the stories of East Africans by uniting youth from Skyline Tower and Gordon Parks High School to create short documentary films.
Minnesota Museum of American Art (Earmark: Hmong Murals on Fourth Street)13.0014172016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7754-- Grant period: 10/11/2016 - 12/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase how Hmong textile traditions have found resonance in contemporary forms and urban spaces through murals created by Australian artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue.
Afoutayi Dance, Music and Arts Company (Earmark: Afoutayi eighth annual Haitian Dance, Music and Arts Festival)26,000.009462016-10-11Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7730-- Grant period: 10/10/2016 - 10/10/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate and build understanding of Haitian culture through dance and drumming workshops, performances and community gatherings.
Zeitgeist (Earmark: Crocus Hill: A Ghost Story)862,633.00492016-10-10Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7731-- Grant period: 09/01/2016 - 11/01/2020; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support the winners of the 2016 Knight Arts Challenge St. Paul. To engage audiences in the tale of a St. Paul Victorian mansion possessed by malevolent spirits through the talents of Zeitgeist composer/flutist Julie Johnson and writer Cheri Johnson.
The 567 Center for Renewal (Earmark: Lost Keys Literary Festival)10,000.0012782016-09-20Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7701-- Grant period: 09/26/2016 - 10/28/2016; goal: To celebrate Macon writers and the literary arts in the city with a new festival in the fall of 2016 where local and national authors can showcase their talents.
The 567 Center for Renewal (Earmark: Lost Keys Literary Festival 2017)10,000.0012782016-09-20Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7940-- Grant period: 09/26/2016 - 10/28/2016; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To increase access to and awareness of the literary arts in Macon through supporting the second annual Lost Keys Literary Festival - a three day event with readings by local and regional authors, panel discussions and spoken word performances.
San Jose Taiko Group (Earmark: Japantown Immersive)30,000.008652016-09-20Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7935-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 07/28/2017; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support early stage planning and pilot performances for a series of site specific shows by San Jose Taiko and Epic Immersive in Japantown which will engage audiences in the unique cultural history of this neighborhood through live performance.
Teatro Vision de San Jose (Earmark: Teatro Vision Chicano Play)25,000.009482016-09-20Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7936-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 12/31/2017; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To create a bilingual Chicano theater production by Teatro Visión that combines inspiring source material - the classic Mexican novel Pedro Páramo and the influential work of Chicano literature The Road to Tamazunchale and personal stories, experiences and objects gathered from the San Jose Latino community.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Ballet Folklorico Moyocoyani Izel)35,000.008212016-09-12Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7269-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: 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 help preserve Mexican culture, the ballet will partner with a local dance group and professionals in Mexico to teach the interpretation of the La Huasteca region to Detroiters. Each of the six Mexican states of La Huasteca shares music called huapango huasteco, but interprets the dance a bit differently. The ballet will bring a folk ensemble from Mexico to accompany Detroit students as they learn the dance and study the art, culture and history of the region. In 2014, dancers will perform the interpretations from three of the states, in 2015 from all six.
The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, LLC (Earmark: The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers)30,000.008652016-09-12Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5899-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring Detroiters together through storytelling by strengthening and growing a monthly event where Detroiters share a true, personal story To bring Detroiters together through storytelling, The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers will expand its monthly event where Detroiters tell a true, personal story to a live audience. The show is curated in an effort to present a diverse lineup of everyday people who tell a 10 to 12 minute extraordinary true story. The society also partners with local businesses to expose their products to the audience and with local nonprofits to produce fundraising events. With challenge funding, the society will put together a production team that will manage everything from marketing to audio/visual setup.
Hardcore Detroit (Earmark: Detroit's dance legacy: the Jit)12,000.0012562016-09-12Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5961-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To preserve the legacy of the 1970s dance craze the Detroit Jit through a documentary featuring the original Jitterbugs and an instructional video on how the dance is performed To preserve the legacy of the 1970s dance phenomenon the Detroit Jit, Hardcore Detroit will release a documentary featuring the founders of the movement entitled The Jitterbugs: Pioneers of the Jit. This film will also include an instructional video on the dance’s foundational steps. Funding will help produce an official launch event where DVDs of the film will be available for purchase. The screening will be followed by a community Q&A and performances by local and national guest presenters. Organizers anticipate that these essential steps will inspire new collaborations and interest in a revival of the Jit, which was recently recognized for the first time on the television series “So You Think You Can Dance.”.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra (Earmark: Synaesthesia)20,000.0010692016-09-06Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7941-- Grant period: 09/01/2016 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To support "Synaesthesia" a performance event created by Black Pearl Orchestra that will immerse audiences in a musical performance and a meal curated by a celebrity chef at the Barnes Museum creating a shared cultural experience that enhances the appreciation of visual art and classical music.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Knight Contemporary Art in Miami Fund)5,000,000.0052016-08-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6722-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/29/2020; goal: To create the Knight Contemporary Art in Miami Fund engaging South Florida audiences through support for cutting edge exhibitions by emerging and under-recognized artists.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Knight Art Programming and Acquisition Fund)5,000,000.0052016-08-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6723-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/29/2020; goal: 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. Pérez Art Museum Miami's (PAMM) collection focuses on international art of the 20th and 21st centuries from the perspective of the Americas and reflects the cosmopolitan makeup of Miami.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (Earmark: Inside|Out Nationwide Launch Oversight)98,594.003682016-08-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6537-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support oversight of the Inside|Out Initiative - an audience engagement project that will bring high-quality reproductions of artworks and objects from local museum collections into neighborhoods across the eight Knight resident communities.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (Earmark: ArtPlace America)4,000,000.00132016-08-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6890-- Grant period: 01/01/2016 - 12/31/2017; goal: To foster artistic excellence and broaden civic engagement in the arts through continued support for ArtPlace America - a national partnership among 15 foundations, eight federal agencies and six banks - to demonstrate the unique value the arts can bring to community development.
Opera Philadelphia (Earmark: Festival O: Invigorating Art, Consumers and Civic Life)2,250,000.00212016-08-31Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6894-- Grant period: 12/08/2015 - 07/13/2018; goal: To support a new, research-based approach to engaging audiences for Opera Philadelphia through Festival O - a 12-day opera event that aims to turn Philadelphia into an urban stage for opera presentation, featuring world-class performers, world premieres and classic repertoire, multiple venues and genre-defying collaborations.
Wall Poems (Earmark: Goodyear Arts Residency)50,000.005582016-08-12Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7901-- Grant period: 06/01/2016 - 01/01/2017; goal: To provide a space for artists to experiment by hosting six artist residencies with open studio hours at the Goodyear Arts Center, culminating in December 2016.
Sandra and Leon Levine Jewish Community Center (Earmark: Charlotte Jewish Film Festival)5,000.0013822016-08-10Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7893-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017; goal: To entice young adult audiences to the festival with films and participatory events that focus on the meaning of and search for identity.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Earmark: African American Engagement at the 2016 Fringe Festival)25,000.009482016-08-10Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7934-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 12/31/2016; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To attract and build a diverse FringeArts audience more reflective of the Philadelphia community by supporting the 2016 Fringe Festival to present African/African American performance artists in performance, educational programing and facilitated conversations with artists.
Tubman African American Museum (Earmark: The Pan African Festival of Georgia)10,000.0012782016-07-29Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7705-- Grant period: 10/03/2016 - 05/05/2017; goal: To expand the impact of the 2017 Pan African Festival of Georgia, which focuses on the arts of the African diaspora, by bringing in an international dance company that will perform and provide dance classes.
Macon Symphony Orchestra (Earmark: Spencer Myer at the Macon Symphony Orchestra (MSO))15,000.0011712016-07-05Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7699-- Grant period: 08/01/2016 - 09/30/2016; goal: To attract new audiences to the symphony by bringing acclaimed pianist Spencer Myer to perform at the symphony’s 40th anniversary season opening concert in the fall of 2016.
Charlotte Film Society (Earmark: Charlotte Film Lab Series)25,000.009482016-07-05Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7892-- Grant period: 06/01/2016 - 10/31/2017; goal: To increase access to independent films and filmmakers through the Charlotte Film Lab series, which brings national talent to the city to screen films and host discussions about their work.
Bragg Jam (Earmark: Second Sundays)10,000.0012782016-06-30Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7704-- Grant period: 07/01/2016 - 11/11/2016; goal: To bring Macon together through music by extending the 2016 Second Sundays series, a free monthly outdoor concert series in College Hill featuring a broad range of music genres.
Clayworks (Earmark: Clayworks 10th Anniversary Symposium)8,000.0013452016-06-24Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7895-- Grant period: 06/02/2016 - 07/29/2016; goal: To increase access to renowned artists working in clay by bringing four professionals to the organization’s 10th anniversary symposium, which took place in May 2016.
Streetline Percussion (Earmark: Streetline Percussion, Inc. Camp Drums & Dreams)25,000.009482016-06-24Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7718-- Grant period: 06/01/2016 - 08/31/2016; goal: To foster artistic development in Macon through Camp Drums & Dreams - an eight-week comprehensive music education summer camp that serves Macon area youth between the ages of eight and eighteen.
Swim Pony Performing Arts (Earmark: Swim Pony Interactive Theater)50,000.005582015-11-13Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7933-- Grant period: 09/01/2015 - 08/31/2016; part of the challenge: Community Arts Grantmaking; goal: To engage new theater audiences and foster artistic innovation through the creation of an interactive theater piece by Swim Pony Performing Arts titled "The End" incorporating multiple performance sites and audience participation in live and virtual environments based on the rules of Alternative Reality Gaming (ARG).
San Jose Taiko Group (Earmark: Inspiration by Discovery - Outdoor Taiko)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6800-- Grant period: 05/01/2015 - 04/30/2016; goal: To engage local audiences with 'Inspiration by Discovery' - a series of site-specific taiko performances in public spaces across San Jose.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design - University of Michigan)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7290-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand Brightmoor's community of makers by turning an abandoned home into the Brightmoor Maker Space where neighbors can develop creative skills The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan will work with its partners in the Brightmoor neighborhood to repurpose a building and launch the Brightmoor Maker Space, an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for sharing and developing skills. The Maker Space will offer art and design workshops—think prototyping, 3D printing, and hands-on work—as well as programming on entrepreneurship, among other topics. The space will also include locally-driven initiatives, from screen printing to the Michele Schara Artist and Designer in Residence Program.
Cityscape Detroit (Earmark: Detroit Soup)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5313-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support Detroit Soup's expansion so that more young social entrepreneurs can engage, partner, and succeed with the broader community The Detroit SOUP project has steadily been helping great ideas in and for the city find a footing -- and funding. It's grown over the years, but the idea remains simple: people gather once a month, and for $5, receive a meal and a chance to vote on which pitched idea should receive the funding collected from the entrance fee. It's a simple idea, but a great one, and NBC Nightly News took notice, airing a Making a Difference segment about Detroit SOUP and facilitator Amy Kaherl on Wednesday night.
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (Earmark: Hot Topics Discussion Series)25,000.00948--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4846-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To educate audiences on trends that are influencing the direction of contemporary art in the United States with the Hot Topics Discussion Series, five interactive discussions with prominent guest speakers that focus on current issues in contemporary art To engage South Florida in new contemporary art ideas and national trends, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood will host a series of five interactive presentations featuring prominent guest speakers. The Hot Topics Discussions Series will focus on current issues influencing the direction of contemporary art in the United States. The project also will explore the role the arts play in community life and advance awareness of the center and its advocacy efforts.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Earmark: Chihuly at Fairchild)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3948-- Grant period: 12/01/2005 - 12/01/2006; goal: For Latticino Sponsorship of "Chihuly at Fairchild".
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose (Earmark: '57 Chevy)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6785-- Grant period: 05/01/2015 - 04/30/2016; goal: To engage San Jose audiences with the premiere of '57 CHEVY' - a one-man play by renowned actor Ricardo Salinas.
Fund for Philadelphia (Earmark: Philadelphia Poet Laureate)14,000.001240--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5886-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2015; goal: To elevate the role and public discourse of poetry and language in Philadelphia and to highlight the talent and creativity of the community's young people.
President and Fellows of Harvard College (Earmark: National arts policy collaboration)240,000.00109--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5515-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2015; goal: To launch a community-driven grassroots movement to establish a national arts policy and strengthen the sustainability and support for the nations' arts and cultural assets through research, policy change and public-private collaboration.
Miami Lyric Opera (Earmark: Classical Opera Staging for Young Talents)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5179-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen Miami Lyric Opera's orchestra and to expand its seasonal offerings across eight opera productions Miami Lyric Opera will strengthen local opera by providing a larger venue and additional performances for the company’s popular subscription series. The project will include expanding the orchestra and enlarging the audience potential to 5,500-6,000 (from a current audience of less than 3,000). The projected results: production enhancement, greater exposure for young singers, more professional productions and a wider diffusion of lyric opera across the community.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Art Commission for Knight Masterworks Season 2011-12)90,000.00375--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4856-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; goal: To commission a limited-edition print commemorating the 2011-12 John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season, a series of concerts and performances that showcases the world's best in classical music and dance at the Adrienne Arsht Center.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The alt Default)9,000.001343--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7031-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Helping teens find their musical voice through a residency for this ensemble at the Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center in Miami Beach where students will create an original song.
The Commons (Earmark: The Commons)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6792-- Grant period: 05/01/2015 - 04/30/2016; goal: To engage local audiences with 'The Commons' - a free immersive performance and concert series held in public parks throughout downtown San Jose.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Tracey Emin: Angel Without You)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6190-- Grant period: 10/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; goal: To support the creation of a micro-site for North Miami's Museum of Contemporary Art 2013 Art Basel exhibition, 'Tracey Emin: Angel Without You.'.
Stacey Wilson (Earmark: Sights & Sounds: An Illadelph Experiment)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5694-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the connection between music and art by offering an aural experience for patrons that pairs individual works of visual art with a unique music mix To explore the connection between music and the visual arts, this project will commission the work of 15 prominent Philadelphia DJs, whose music will be the inspiration for artworks created by 15 local visual artists. The DJs will work in the musical genre of their choice, and the visual artists will receive the DJs’ music in a random selection. In the end, a dynamic exhibit will showcase each piece of art, each accompanied by iPods the viewer will listen to, immersing them in the experience and embarking on the same aural journey as the piece’s creator. Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson is a Jane of all trades. She’s a visual artist, graphic designer, event planner and promoter, creative director and project manager for various brands. Her background is extensive, ranging from managing nightclubs to planning private parties for Prince to being the owner of the longest running party in Philadelphia, Tastytreats. Her art has been featured on the walls of The Real World Philadelphia house and Half & Half and the pages of Jill Scott's […].
Hayiya Dance Theatre (Earmark: Hayiya Dance Theatre)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5587-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support the business development of Hayiya, Inc. through the development of a three-year plan.
Teatro Avante (Earmark: Miami: Hispanic Cultural Capital of the U.S.)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5192-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring a greater representation of Latino theater, playwrights, directors and artists from throughout the U.S. to the Miami-based International Hispanic Theatre Festival. Teatro Avante will bring a greater representation of Latino/Hispanic theater, playwrights, directors and artists from throughout the world to the Miami-based International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami. This project will create an online, bilingual platform to establish Miami as the nation’s center for Latino/Hispanic performing arts and to collect information and promote dialogue about the richness and diversity of Latino artists’ work. Teatro Avante will create an educational program featuring scholars and researchers, as well as exhibits, and present an annual national conference on Latino theater in the United States.
Miami Theater Center (Earmark: The Red Thread)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4859-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To produce approximately 62 performances of The Red Thread, a world-premiere play inspired by ancient Chinese folktales, for an estimated 16,000 children, teachers, family members and nonprofit program staff between April and December 2011.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Artefactus Cultural Project)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7032-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Instilling an appreciation for theater in West Dade’s children through workshops that lead them through the process of staging a play.
Play On, Philly! (Earmark: El Sistema Symposium)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6624-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 06/30/2015; goal: To build the sustainability and artistic excellence of Play On, Philly! and other El Sistema-inspired programs by supporting the Naitonal El Sistema Symposium in Philadelphia.
Otis Redding Foundation (Earmark: 'Big O Songwriters Camp')50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6352-- Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2016; goal: To support the expansion of The Big O Singer/Songwriter Music Camp and provide camp scholarships to 20 aspiring young Macon musicians.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights (Earmark: Philadelphia Young Voices Monologue Festival)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5703-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help students gain a deeper understanding of how to leverage theater for social change by expanding a festival, in collaboration with InterAct Theatre Company, featuring professional productions of high school students’ monologues. Philadelphia Young Playwrights and collaborating partner InterAct Theatre Company plan to expand the audience for their Young Voices Monologue Festival, a week of professionally performed monologues written by high school students from across the Philadelphia region. This public event is the culmination of a six-month process through which artists teach the craft of monologue writing to hundreds of area students, helping them express their important and under-represented hopes, fears, dreams, points of view and observations. More than 400 monologues are submitted each year, of which 15 to 20 are selected for development and production at The Adrienne in Center City. With challenge funding, the festival will double the number of participating schools to 16, including urban and suburban, private, public and parochial, and schools for juvenile offenders and special needs populations. This expansion, and accompanying tour, will significantly increase the number and diversity of monologues submitted, as well as interest in attending the spring performances. Philadelphia Young Playwrights believes that every young person has a voice worth […].
Poetic Peace Arts (Earmark: Poetic Peace Open Mic Tuesday Night)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5589-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support the work of local spoken word artists participating in Poetic Peace Open Mic Tuesday Night.
The M Ensemble Company (Earmark: New Play Series)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5209-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch a script development plan providing a forum and mentorship opportunities through which African-American playwrights will be trained to write for The M Ensemble New Play Series The M Ensemble Company will cultivate African-American playwrights by creating a mentorship program to assist in developing scripts for a new play series. The company will hold a bimonthly play-writing workshop geared toward beginners at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse. A quarterly seminar for new and established playwrights will examine the challenges, rewards and opportunities of writing plays for black theater companies. Early-career playwrights will attend an intensive workshop and work closely with a mentor to develop a specific work. The project is designed to develop and sustain audiences for theater and play reading, and to expand and enrich playwrights in a supportive and dynamic atmosphere. The project will culminate in a two-day public reading of selected plays.
Historical Association Of Southern Florida (Earmark: Folk and Traditional Artists Showcase)90,000.00375--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4861-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase folk and traditional artists, reaching new audiences and offering technical assistance to build artist capacity beyond the residency.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Free Gospel Sundays)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4390-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 11/30/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide a venue for local and national gospel artists to perform for the community with the continuation of free monthly concerts at the performing arts center Launched in February, Free Gospel Sundays is a monthly concert series that features some of the area’s best gospel soloists and choirs, many affiliated with churches. In its first, four-month season, the event attracted 3,000 people, with audiences increasing each month. With this grant, the Arsht Center will institutionalize the series and expand it to a total of eight free performances with free parking. WMBM 1640 AM will help identify and coordinate the performers. Free Gospel Sundays will build awareness of the Arsht Center while also celebrating the city’s diversity.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Miami Industrial Arts (MIA))15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7035-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Expanding a hub for Miami’s makers by constructing an onsite classroom and offering subsidized classes in ceramics, wood, metalworking and 3-D technologies.
San Jose Jazz (Earmark: Progressions)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6793-- Grant period: 05/01/2015 - 06/30/2016; goal: To engage San Jose at-risk youth with the arts by expanding 'Progressions'- an El Sistema-inspired program that will provide after-school, high-level music training to local K-12 students.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: McEwen Studio)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7242-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To re-design an existing vacant house as an opera and performance space, in which community members collaborate with visiting artists Inspired by the flexibility of uses for houses in Detroit, this project stages a re-design of an existing vacant house as an opera and performance space, in which community members collaborate with visiting artists. For this multi-year project, McEwen Studio is purchasing and renovating a vacant home, and repurposing it into a performance space and artist residency studio. There, artist groups, including the acclaimed collective HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, will stage new works that incorporate stories from the Southwest Detroit neighborhood. The project explores what might occur when the borders are erased between art and community, makers and receivers, museums and homes.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Earmark: Four Exhibitions on the Leading Edge of Contemporary Photographic Practice)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5709-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To cultivate new audiences for contemporary photography by organizing innovative exhibitions featuring digitally printed photographic murals, nontraditional approaches to portraiture and auxiliary programming the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will present four multidisciplinary exhibitions that will take photography past the gallery walls to become an immersive experience. For example, for the fourth annual Philly Photo Day, not only will the center invite Philadelphians to take a photograph within the city limits and hang each print, the center will also select 40 works to be blown up and shown on billboards. The center will also produce 20 digital photographic murals in conjunction with community centers and the city’s Mural Arts Program. For another exhibition, photographer Blake Carrington will produce images created in Philadelphia using custom software to translate audio recordings into visual data. Carrington will focus on re-imagining portions of the city, questioning ownership and the ways people perceive their relationship to natural and built spaces. Two additional shows will feature performance artists who use photography and conceptual artists who use nontraditional approaches to portraiture. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center is a community hub for contemporary photography. Devoted to the study, practice and appreciation of photography, the center organizes innovative exhibitions, inspiring […].
The Tech Museum of Innovation (Earmark: The Tech Museum of Innovation)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5591-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support the Open Source Project, an art and technology program, focused on creating a scientific experience for artistic audiences.
Miami Downtown Development Authority (Earmark: Downtown Miami Concert Series – Summer Shows at the Gusman)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5217-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the Downtown Miami Concert Series with summer shows at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, establishing continuity within the series, building audiences, supporting local businesses and offering quality summertime productions The Miami Downtown Development Authority will help strengthen a sense of community in the urban core by making the outdoor, winter Downtown Miami Concert Series year-round, with summer shows at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. The expanded concert series, which will feature four genres of music, aims to introduce new generations to the Gusman, increase foot traffic in the downtown area and spur commerce while promoting Flagler Street as a neighborhood where new businesses and rich history come together.
Centro Cultural Brasil-USA da Florida (Earmark: Oscar Niemeyer Interactive Exhibit)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4863-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expose South Floridians to the mind of controversial modern architect Oscar Niemeyer with an interactive exhibit showcasing his creative process.
Classical South Florida (Earmark: Classical South Florida)250,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4398-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2010; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To ensure the continuation and progression of South Florida's only classical radio station by supplying challenge funds to motivate the financial support of listeners Under the leadership of Douglas C. Evans, vice president and general manager, Classical South Florida 89.7 Miami/Fort Lauderdale and 101.9 in the Palm Beaches began broadcasting in October 2007. It is the only nonprofit member-supported public radio station in South Florida dedicated to broadcasting classical music in the region. The station is dedicated to providing a vibrant – and uniquely regional – classical music service. Classical South Florida is proud to partner with local arts organizations to offer live broadcasts of the Cleveland Orchestra at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and present nationally renowned classical programs including Performance Today, SymphonyCast, Pipedreams and Saint Paul Sunday.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Extra Virgin Press)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7041-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving the art of letterpress by creating a space where the community can learn and practice this handmade form of communication.
Two Fish Design (Earmark: SubZero Festival 2015)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6801-- Grant period: 05/01/2015 - 04/30/2016; goal: To engage San Jose audiences with the 2015 SubZero Festival - an annual showcase of innovative and emerging artists, performers and musicians.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Trinosophes)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7244-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a commissioning program that will fund new works in music and the visual arts and award a prize to an artist for their contribution to Detroit's culture To ensure that Detroit remains a creator and not just consumer of culture, Trinosophes will launch a three-pronged commissioning program aimed at facilitating the creation of new works. The Composer’s Commission will support composers who plan major pieces that require extensive support; the Exhibition Series awards artists whose work sheds light on the city’s cultural contributions; the Trinosphere is a $5,000 cash prize given to an established but under-recognized artist for important contributions to Detroit and Michigan culture.
ADULT. (Earmark: Detroit House Guests)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5947-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: 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 build on the city’s musical legacy, the band ADULT. will invite a half-dozen international and U.S.-based musicians as “house guests” to live with the band in Detroit for two weeks and collaborate. The project will work much like an artist residency program with musicians from a variety of musical and personal backgrounds and will culminate in an album that reflects the city’s people and landscape.
Opera Philadelphia (Earmark: Opera in the City: Svadba - Wedding)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5710-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer a more immersive opera experience by launching a series of 50-minute operas, the first of which, about a Serbian wedding, will be followed by an authentic Balkan wedding feast To offer a more immersive experience, Opera Philadelphia will launch Opera in the City, where each year the company will match an opera geared at nontraditional, diverse audiences with an equally unorthodox site within the city. The series will launch in fall 2013 with a challenge-funded production of Ana Sokolovic's Svadba - Wedding, in collaboration with FringeArts. Svadba is a Serbian, a cappella opera fusing operatic and folk music and telling the story of Milica, a bride-to-be, and her five friends on the night before her wedding. The 50-minute production will offer the audience an immersive operatic experience followed by an authentic Balkan wedding feast for the entire audience featuring a local Balkan orchestra. Opera Philadelphia creates outstanding productions of both classic and new operatic works that resonate within the community, assembles the finest international creative artists, and presents programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies the opera audience in Philadelphia and beyond. Performance offerings include large-scale works at the historic Academy of Music, intimate chamber operas as part of […].
Nonprofit Finance Fund (Earmark: Artplace)4,000,000.0013--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5319-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2013; goal: To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S. In a shift from earlier approaches to economic development and the arts, ArtPlace neither treats the arts as an add-on nor expects development to follow on its own from stand-alone investments in cultural projects. Instead, ArtPlace supports projects in which cultural groups operate in concert with other community partners, private and public. By leveraging the arts and culture with all of a community’s other existing assets, ArtPlace aims to help communities achieve vibrant growth while doing more with less. ArtPlace sees its role as providing venture capital, seeding entrepreneurial projects that already enjoy strong local buy-in, connect to a community’s economic development strategy and have the potential to attract additional private and public support to the community.
Locust Projects (Earmark: Locust Arts Builders Exhibition)90,000.00375--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4866-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; goal: To offer a total of 45 young artists enrolled in local high schools the space, time, budget and institutional support to create a professional-level visual art exhibition in the Locust Arts Builders Exhibition (The LAB).
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art)40,000.00748--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3858-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2007; goal: To expand programs for teens.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Miami Girls Rock Camp)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7044-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Promoting creative expression and empowering young girls through an annual camp where participants are grouped into bands and learn to write and perform an original song.
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley (Earmark: The Giselle Project)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6805-- Grant period: 05/01/2015 - 04/30/2016; goal: To engage San Jose audiences with 'The Giselle Project' - a ballet celebrating the rich heritage of the internationally renowned Ballet Nacional de Cuba and its iconic choreographer, Alicia Alonso.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: CLAVE (Community of Latino Artists, Visionaries and Educators))12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7245-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To honor the spirit of Southwest Detroit by creating 'Inspiración,' a mosaic mural in the Springwells viaduct, one of the area's main arteries.
Arts League of Michigan (Earmark: The Carr Artist Hub: A place to create, collaborate)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5951-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To inspire and support the local creative community, the Arts League of Michigan will enhance the Carr Center as an Artists Hub that offers workspaces and connects artists and the community To inspire and support the local creative community, the Arts League of Michigan will enhance the Carr Center as an Artists Hub, offering multidisciplinary workspaces and connecting artists and community. The hub will be a place for artists to think, create, collaborate and perform for and meet with their audiences. Visitors will be encouraged to drop in and talk with artists across disciplines, to help demystify the artistic process.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra (Earmark: City Wide Side-by-Side)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5711-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To deepen amateur musicians' engagement with classical music by offering adults opportunities to perform alongside the orchestra's professionals. Description: Further blurring the lines between creators and consumers of classical music, City Wide Side-by-Side will give exceptional amateur musicians a chance to rehearse and perform alongside the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. This audition-based opportunity will provide up to 40 adult amateurs the chance to deepen their connection to classical music. The culminating performance, of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, will take place June 21, 2014, in honor of National Music Day. To heighten the program’s impact and reach, the audition and rehearsal process, public performance and behind-the-scenes moments will be made into a mini-documentary that will capture the amateurs and professionals as they work together, side-by-side, to present a world-class concert. Based in Philadelphia, the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra was founded in 2007 and is the only professional orchestra in the region, and one of few in the country, to champion ethnic diversity in classical music. Founded by award-winning Music Director Jeri Lynne Johnson, one of only a few African-American women conductors on the scene today, the orchestra is dedicated to normalizing diversity in classical music. This mission is achieved by offering […].
City of Akron (Earmark: Lock 3 Summer Arts)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5520-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support downtown arts summer programming, including Lock 3 (concerts and festivals) and Lock 3 Summer Arts (professional and apprentice student public art), for this, the 10th-anniversary season of Downtown Akron's premier event and entertainment venue.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (Earmark: Detroit Symphony Orchestra)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5335-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012; goal: To engage a worldwide network of music lovers with a digital media plan that will make accessible the work of Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) both locally and internationally.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Miami-Dade Cultural Deal of the Week)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4867-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To drive audiences to arts performances and activities through a cultural "deal of the week" feature on the Department of Cultural Affairs web site, in partnership with a daily deal provider such as Groupon or Dealon To help arts groups expand their audience, the Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs will partner with an online coupon site to offer a cultural “deal-of-the-week.” Every week, the site will feature an “unbeatable deal” on the best cultural activities to do and see in Miami. The county will brand CultureDeal and market it through social media and online advertising, offering high-value, income-earning deals for local arts activities. The project aims to boost local arts groups in their efforts to sell tickets and memberships, target younger audiences, convert occasional ticket buyers into subscribers and create a model that can be replicated nationally.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Leadership Prep Foundation)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7046-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating Bahamian culture by teaching Miami youth to make traditional Junkanoo costumes and instruments, which are used during Coconut Grove’s annual Goombay/Junkanoo Festival and in other events.
Naatak (Earmark: Vrindavan and 2016 Main Stage Production)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6802-- Grant period: 05/01/2015 - 04/30/2017; goal: To engage San Jose audiences with diversity in the arts by premiering the Hindi film 'Vrindavan' - Naatak's 50th production, which sheds light on the culturally sensitive topic of widowhood in India.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Fiber Works)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7252-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To push the limits of fiber as an art material by hosting free fiber art workshops for teens Founded in 2013 as a way to help revitalize Livernois Avenue the city’s “Avenue of Fashion,” Detroit Fiber Works shows and sells handmade artworks by Detroit artists across mediums, with an emphasis on fiber. In addition, Detroit Fiber Works offers community “Fiber Art Parties,” or workshops teaching fiber art techniques in a no-pressure environment. The space seeks to expand awareness of fiber as an art medium, beyond traditional quilting and needlework to include wet felting, nuno felting, fiber sculpture, papermaking and eco-dyeing. With challenge funding, the center will host a series of interactive community workshops for children, teens and adults that culminate in an outdoor fiber art exhibit on Livernois.
LeeLee Films (Earmark: American Revolutionary Detroit Screening Series)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5969-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage the community in a conversation on the creative process through screenings of a documentary on Chinese-American philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs To engage the community in a conversation about the creative process, LeeLeeFilms will host a series of community screenings of its documentary on the Chinese-American philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs. Boggs is a 98-year-old community organizer and longtime Detroit resident whose life story embodies the major social movements of the last century. Using her experiences as a springboard, the filmmakers will guide audiences in the process of cultivating new ideas. The conversations, to take place in libraries ahead of the film’s PBS debut, will draw connections between the art of documentary filmmaking and nonfiction books.
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education (Earmark: Landlab Series)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5719-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To address the city’s environmental issues by hosting artists who will collaborate with scientists to create public environmental artworks and educational programs In an effort to address the city’s environmental issues, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and The Center for Emerging Visual Artists will launch an artist residency program that invites professional artists and environmental scientists to work together to create real solutions to threats to Philadelphia’s ecosystems. The program operates on three equal platforms: art creation, ecological restoration and public engagement. Four residencies will grant selected artists resources and space on the Schuylkill’s property to create “ecoventions”: public artworks, often permanent installations, that prevent or remediate environmental damage. The six-month, paid residencies will leverage the curiosity of both artists and scientists to produce new methods for exploration and discovery, in addition to new contemporary artworks. The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education was founded in 1965 as the nation's first urban environmental education organization. Its 365-acre sanctuary serves as a living laboratory to foster appreciation, deepen understanding, and encourage stewardship of the environment. The Center reaches over 15,000 Philadelphia-area residents each year with an array of educational programs, including standards-based programs for schoolchildren, continuing education for teachers, and a […].
Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose (Earmark: Mexican Heritage Plaza performances)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5586-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To expand and diversify Abhinaya's audiences in Silicon Valley through the production of two performances as well as a full-length concert at San Jose's Mexican Heritage Plaza featuring new choreography.
South Florida Composers Alliance (Earmark: @Listening Gallery)75,000.00409--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4870-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To represent established sound artists in the Listening Gallery, a 24-channel sound installation broadcasting sound art on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Florida To foster the appreciation and understanding of sound art, the South Florida Composers Alliance will create a publically accessible exhibition space at ArtCenter South Florida on Lincoln Road. The Listening Gallery, a 24-channel installation, will pipe sound art outside the ArtCenter to the seven million pedestrians who annually stroll Lincoln Road. The project will include curated exhibits and educational outreach programs, and will work in partnership with Art Basel, Sleepless Night and other cultural festivals. A new website will host a sound archive, list details about the exhibits and stream related audio files. The Listening Gallery aims to create opportunities for cultural exchange in the sound arts community worldwide.
Design and Architecture Senior High School (Earmark: Paradise in a Parking Lot)40,000.00748--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4381-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To convert an unused parking lot into a public art space for high school students to showcase their talent Inspired by Joni Mitchell’s lyrics, “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot,” students at Design and Architecture Senior High plan to turn a black-top expanse into a botanical refuge. Using the talents of architecture and environmental science students – and the expertise of local designers – the school will create a space much like an outdoor classroom. Ultimately, it will be conducive to discussion, research and botanical inspiration. By restoring an urban eyesore, the school will create a visual splendor where students and community members can have a multi-sensory experience.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Fringe Projects Miami)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7054-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Activating downtown Miami’s less conventional spaces by expanding this site-specific, temporary public art commissioning program.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Popps Packing)23,000.001060--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7258-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support the expansion of Popps' unique artist residency program, which caters to national and international artists with children, providing a holistic space for artists with families to create Popps Packing, which includes a gallery and residency program, will expand the latter by launching the Momm & Popp Artist Residency, an opportunity for artists with families. The program will explore hybrid forms of life and work, in which children can become an intrinsic part of the creative experience. Residencies will range from one to three months, during which time Popps Packing collaborators will provide childcare, giving parents an opportunity to focus on their practice. Resident Artists will use the storefront of the emporium as their own “Mom and Pop shop,” curating exhibitions and creating installations for the public.
Bragg Jam (Earmark: Bragg Jam Sponsorship)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6370-- Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2016; goal: To engage audiences in Macon with performances by renowned musicians at the 15th and 16th annual Bragg Jam Music, Art and Community Festival.
Maison LaFleur (Earmark: Maison LaFleur)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5972-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use the contemporary arts movement Afrofuturism as a vehicle for social change through a series of educational workshops and installations Using the contemporary arts movement Afrofuturism as a vehicle for social change, AFROTOPIA seeks to activate Detroit through education and the arts. A curatorial project developed by Maison LaFleur, AFROTOPIA aims to inspire and create a space for radical, creative practices that bring about positive transformation. The project includes workshops for youth, an online exhibition and site-specific installations in an attempt to imagine the future of Detroit using its African-American cultural legacy as inspiration.
David Guinn (Earmark: Freewall: the Artists’ Wall)9,000.001343--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5728-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage Philadelphians with art by bringing artist-created temporary outdoor wall-painting installations to Center City Freewall is a new, artist-run venue that brings temporary outdoor wall-painting installations to Center City Philadelphia as a way to engage the public in a dialogue about art. The 55-by-28-foot wall at 1214 Sansom St. operates like a gallery dedicated to site-specific, public artwork, allowing artists to extend their studio practice in a public context and at an architectural scale. Artists are given wide latitude to pursue their vision in public, free from external requirements. Challenge funding will provide a stipend to the artists, pay for materials and equipment, and allow for documenting the work from inception to completion. A graduate of Columbia University, David Guinn is a Philadelphia-based artist specializing in large-scale wall paintings. Since 1998, Guinn has painted more than 30 projects throughout Philadelphia and other cities in North America including New York, Washington, D.C. and Montréal. His work has been widely noted in the media, both locally and internationally. In 2012, Guinn founded Freewall, an outdoor space in Center City Philadelphia dedicated to promoting innovative wall-based artwork and advancing the dialog around public art. Guinn teaches mural painting at Moore College of […].
San Jose Repertory Theatre (Earmark: "Disconnect")10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5595-- Grant period: 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013; goal: To support the production of Disconnect, a play by Anupama Chandrasekhar, set in a contemporary Indian call center, highlighting the connections and disconnections between economies and people on opposite sides of the world.
Florida International University Foundation (Earmark: FIU Knight Creative Writing Fellowship)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4874-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create Knight Fellowships for graduate students pursuing master of fine arts degrees in Miami, enabling Florida International University to attract America's top young writers to South Florida About the project: To advance South Florida’s literary community, Florida International University will create a fellowship program in creative writing for graduate students in the fine arts. Eight Knight Fellows will receive an annual stipend for three years as they participate in a range of community activities, including teaching creative writing in Miami-Dade public schools, coordinating a reading series and representing FIU and South Florida at national writers conferences. The fellowship program aims to help attract America’s top young writers to South Florida and generate creativity within Miami’s arts community.
Cannonball Miami (Earmark: LegalArt Residency)400,000.0076--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4387-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 11/30/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To ensure longevity for the careers of local artists through a program that will provide permanent affordable work space, housing and legal counseling The Studio Initiative will provide 13 affordable live/work spaces for artists in Wynwood. The selection process for awarding them will be highly competitive, aiming to bring together promising artists who will collaborate in ways only a residential model can offer. A 14th studio will be reserved for visiting curators and scholars who will mentor the artists and critique their work. The building also will house LegalArt, which will continue to offer legal aid and provide its signature professional development series for artists on marketing, business development and other topics. The unique center will be a place where artists from all over South Florida will seek guidance, resources and a greater sense of community with their peers.
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Earmark: University of Pennsylvania)240,700.00108--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3909-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 05/31/2009; goal: To conduct an evaluation of the impact of the Community Partners in Arts Access initiative on cultural participation in North Philadelphia and Camden.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7058-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Increasing the visibility of South Florida’s LGBT arts scene through joint programming between the chorus, Island City Stage and Stonewall National Museum and Archives.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Drumline Academy)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7264-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build on a strong history of Detroit percussionists by having former drummers from Detroit-area schools teach and mentor middle and high school students To strengthen the city’s community of percussionists, Detroit Drumline Academy will pair former drummers from local schools to teach and mentor middle and high school students. The goal is to provide opportunities for the students to perform and open them up to opportunities for post-secondary scholarships.
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art (Earmark: Art We Can Handle - A Training Program)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5982-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen the city's galleries by creating a training program where workers learn skills in installing, shipping and archiving art To strengthen the city’s galleries, the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art will create a training program where workers learn skills in installing, shipping and archiving art. Unlike museums, galleries don’t usually have access to trained art registrars. The lack of training in handling art causes inefficiencies in the process and can damage the works. This new effort will be a rigorous, reduced-fee certificate training program in gallery skills that includes basic art appreciation classes so that participants can gain an understanding of raw materials.
Theresa Rose (Earmark: Operation Food for Thought)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5736-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create connections between neighborhood restaurateurs and artists by commissioning dinners featuring art projects from across neighborhoods To create connections between neighborhood restaurateurs and artists, Operation Food for Thought will produce cutting-edge art and food projects that respond to growing trends in contemporary art and emerging food culture. The project will commission internationally renowned artists to develop site-specific and content-relevant local food projects. Participating restaurants will be predominantly family run and reflect the neighborhood’s demographics. During the spring of 2015, each artist will present their project that may include artist-designed dinner events, menu additions and other collaborations with the restaurants. Theresa Rose is the visual arts program director for FringeArts, as well as an artist and organizer. Rose previously served as public art project manager for the City of Philadelphia's Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, having managed the city's Percent for Art Program and produced Soil Kitchen, the city's first temporary and participatory public art commission. She is also founder of Philly Stake, a micro-granting program for creative community engaging projects. While earning her master’s in fine arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, she co-chaired the Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Karen Peterson and Dancers (Earmark: Inclusive Dance – Benefits for All – Expanding the Boundaries)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5175-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide a 15-week dance program to 500 special needs middle and senior high school students that will help them discover creativity, teamwork and strong self-esteem Karen Peterson and Dancers will provide dance instruction to 450 middle and senior high students with special needs, helping them develop creativity, teamwork and strong self-esteem. Teachers will meet once a week for 15 weeks with each classroom of 20 to 25 students to research movement toward performance. A five- to seven-minute dance will be created for students at each participating school, and the project will end with a gala dance concert. The training aims to help students learn self-expression and self-confidence while using movement for fun.
BalletX (Earmark: Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Work Program)25,000.00948--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5057-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 12/31/2011; goal: To commission two new vibrant, stylish works by accomplished choreographers Tobin del Coure and Roger Jeffrey in collaboration with the Jerome Robbins Foundation New Essential Work Program which is coordinated by Damian Woetzel.
1stACT Silicon Valley (Earmark: 1st ACT Silicon Valley)3,515,000.0016--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4216-- Grant period: 10/01/2007 - 11/30/2011; goal: 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.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Sweat Records)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7063-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Supporting the local indie music scene by providing low-cost rentals of audio equipment for independent promoters and nonprofit event producers.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: CMAP (Carrie Morris Arts Production))35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7270-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To present 'The Living Room Series,' an artistic experiment with intimate space that includes contemporary puppetry and multimedia works in a renovated, abandoned house The Living Room Series will provide a venue for contemporary puppet performances by and about Detroiters staged in an intimate space: the domestic interiors of a renovated abandoned house. In an intimate space that seats only 45 people, the series will offer two original plays in 2015, “Ten Lands,” a performance developed with members of the Detroit Fire Department about the similarities between firefighting and Buddhism and “Bebop,” a puppet musical about jazz icons. The series strives to challenge Detroiters’ perceptions that art exists statically and only for specific spaces.
Public Art Workz (Earmark: Artist Village Detroit)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5987-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide an artful space by placing handcrafted, whimsical porch swings - equipped with LED lights and cellphone charging stations - at bus stops and in parks around the city To bring more art into communities, organizers will create Mood Swings, or handcrafted, whimsical porch swings. Located at bus stops and parks throughout Detroit, Mood Swings will be painted and embellished by Detroit artists with repurposed objects — think, for example, of a swing with electric blue and fuschia butterfly wings that glow at night. Each will also be equipped with solar-powered LED lights and an outlet to charge cellphones. The swings seek to be a mood enhancer that will provide artistic inspiration and promote community pride.
The Village of Art and Humanities (Earmark: The Urban Experience: Village Artist-in-Residence Program)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5740-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer a home to emerging and mid-career artists seeking an urban environment by creating a year-long artist residency program To support emerging and mid-career artists, the Village Artist-in-Residence program will award yearlong residencies to exceptional artists seeking community based social practice for the investigation and execution of their work. In exchange for a commitment to create an original project that responds to, engages and/or reflects on the North Philadelphia community, the residents receive housing, a $10,000 stipend, access to extensive art-making facilities, a solo exhibition and a critical catalogue. The Village will partner with universities and museums to share resources and provide additional career-making opportunities such as lectures and workshops. For many artists, the program will be the first time they are able to fully devote themselves to their artistic practice. The Village of Arts and Humanities supports the community’s voices and aspirations by providing opportunities for self-expression rooted in art and culture. The Village inspires people to be agents of positive change through programs that spark creativity, engage youth, revitalize community, preserve heritage and respect the environment.
Peter London Global Dance Theater (PLGDT) (Earmark: Peter London Global Dance Theater)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5191-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support and develop the artistic talents of exceptional dancers and choreographers from South Florida who historically have had limited access to professional performance opportunities in the community The Peter London Global Dance Theater will launch in South Florida to support and develop the talents of exceptional local dancers and choreographers who have historically had limited access to local, professional performance opportunities. To help develop talent, the company will conduct master classes and summer workshops, perform many local shows pro bono, and establish collaborations among painters, composers, actors and singers to create innovative performances. A repertoire of thought-provoking choreography that reflects South Florida’s multiculturalism will also be created. The goal is to build a world-class contemporary dance company with solid finances and management that benefits the community through its artistry.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture: Charlotte)60,000.00495--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5085-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Digital Catalog for Art in Public Places)30,000.00865--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4399-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase the awareness of an appreciation for Miami-Dade County's grand collection of art in public places by designing an easily accessible digital inventory Over the past 35 years, the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places program has installed more than 600 works of art around the county. This grant will create a Web site to catalogue the collection. Visitors to the Art in Public Places Web site will be able to take a virtual tour of the collection, create custom public art walking tours and explore the works by location, media or artist. Artists interested in participating in the program will be able to apply online and upload digital images of their work for jury presentation. Also, the software developed will help track the pieces and their condition and provide specialized instructions for care and artwork appraisals. The site will help the public appreciate its “county-wide museum of art.”.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Tigertail)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7070-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating new artistic experiences through a month-long performance series that explores water—in April 2016—and fire—in April 2017—as elements that give and take through tragedy and regeneration.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: YoYo School Of Hip Hop)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7276-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use hip-hop to teach students about technology, physical fitness, career goals and communications skills through a summer camp.
Public Pool LLC (Earmark: Good Tyme Writer's Buffet)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5988-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To cultivate interest in the written word by expanding a neighborhood art space's literary series to include authors from outside the city To cultivate interest in the written word, Public Pool, a neighborhood art space in Hamtramck, will further develop its literary series, the Good Tyme Writer’s Buffet. The event brings together writers for short readings in a relaxed gallery setting where they are surrounded by art, a table full of food and a DJ who spins during the breaks. The informality allows for experimentation. With funding, the Public Pool will provide an honorarium for more writers from beyond the city. Each event will be timed to a specific exhibition at the Public Pool, pairing a writer who shares a similar tone or style with the artist on exhibition to expand the impact of both.
Drexel ExCITe Center (Earmark: Technology-enhanced live concerts for improved audience engagement)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5741-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage and develop new audiences for music with a series of live concerts enhanced with audio-driven media technologies The Drexel University ExCITe Center, which focuses on the intersection of art and technology, will launch a series of live music concerts that employ new media technologies, such as projected visuals and mobile apps, to better engage audiences. Working with prominent national and local artists, these performances will span multiple genres — pop/rock, jazz and classical. The aim of this project is to demonstrate that real-time interactive visualizations can improve the concert experience, better inform listeners, and attract new audiences to a wide range of musical forms and styles. The Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center is a strategic initiative of Drexel University to foster highly multidisciplinary research and education activities spanning all academic units. Efforts focus on the intersection of art and technology, as the center believes the arts inspire innovation, but also that artistic work increasingly depends upon a fundamental understanding of technology. The Center opened its new 11,000-square-foot space on Drexel’s campus earlier this year.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale (Earmark: CoBrA—Multidisciplinary Response to International Collaboration)300,000.0083--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5193-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale will enhance local knowledge and dialogue concerning the CoBrA art movement, formed in the aftermath of World War II, through an international partnership that includes artistic residencies and a major exhibition from the museum’s collection. The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale will enhance local knowledge and dialogue concerning the CoBrA art movement, formed in the aftermath of World War II, through an international partnership that includes artistic residencies and a major exhibition from the museum’s collection. The movement, named for artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, rejected traditional Western culture and embraced rich colors and intriguing, spontaneous-feeling designs. The museum will develop an interactive CoBrA website, produce three exhibitions on the movement’s art forms and cultural connections and host a range of artistic competitions and workshops. The project aims to ignite dialogue, strengthen awareness of the museum’s CoBrA collection and reveal the movement’s impact on contemporary artists.
Bas Fisher Invitational (Earmark: Bas Fisher Invitational)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4401-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To stimulate creativity in Miami's art scene by supporting an established gallery founded on providing young, unrepresented artists with free facilities and events to present their work to the community Founded four years ago, the Bas Fisher Invitational is an independent gallery offering artists unrestricted freedom. As the gallery’s reputation has grown, its programming has expanded to include collaborative shows with local artists. This grant will support the gallery’s operational costs and the creation of its website to attract a broader swath of artists and aficionados. The founders want the space to become a self-sufficient institution that will inspire and galvanize Miami’s creative consciousness.
Gary Community School Corporation (Earmark: West Side Theatre Guild)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3666-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2008; goal: For the West Side Theatre Guild's stage production of "Steel," in honor of the city of Gary's 100th anniversary.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: City of Miami Gardens)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7072-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Expanding the city’s successful Jazz in the Gardens music festival to include a music, film and art conference that fosters a deeper exploration of the additional artistic mediums.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Film Labs)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7280-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster a dynamic community of Detroit storytellers by offering 'Detroit Film Labs,' a series of workshops to first-time filmmakers in underserved communities To foster storytelling in the city, Detroit Film Labs will offer a series of workshops to first-time filmmakers from diverse communities as they go through the process of developing, producing and distributing their debut feature film. The lab is an intensive, three-month program that will connect a group of 10 Detroit filmmakers with vital resources and pair them with scriptwriting, producing, directing and distribution mentors. Filmmakers will submit one short film and a feature-length narrative script that they are in the process of developing. The lab will be organized by Detroit filmmaker Rola Nashef, whose debut feature, “Detroit Unleaded,” received crucial support from several industry labs during the making and distribution of the film.
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (Earmark: Grandmont Rosedale Summer Program for Youth)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5898-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote creative expression in local youth through a free art program for teens To promote creative expression in local youth, the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation will host a weekly art workshop for teens. Under the guidance of adult mentors, the students will learn the art of sketching, jewelry making, painting, sculpture and more. At the end of the program, the students’ art will be sold at a gathering to help make the program sustainable.
Philadelphia Film Society (Earmark: Filmadelphia at the Roxy)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5742-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide students and local filmmakers the opportunity to share their cinematic work by holding monthly community screenings at the Roxy Theater. Description: To provide students and local filmmakers the opportunity to share their work, the Philadelphia Film Society will host monthly community screenings at its new home at the Theater at the Roxy. While technological advancements have made the production of films more accessible than ever to all levels of filmmakers, avenues to exhibit their works remain limited. Exhibition is particularly difficult in Philadelphia due to the lack of movie theaters, which inhibits the ability to experience a diverse selection of movies. The society hopes to foster greater creativity through film by providing filmmakers of all ages, levels and backgrounds a venue to showcase their work and elicit audience feedback, using the Theater at the Roxy as a hub for the Philadelphia filmmaking community. The Philadelphia Film Society’s mission is to utilize film’s unique capacity to engage a broad cross-section of the community, while further providing access to powerful films from around the world in order to increase education and understanding. It does so by annually producing a top-tier film festival featuring the best of American and International cinema. […].
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: MOCA Art Institute at the Museum of Contemporary Art)300,000.0083--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5194-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote creativity and build community through innovative arts and communications programs for youths and adults at the MOCA Art Institute, housed in MOCA's educational wing The Museum of Contemporary Art will inspire teens to become lifelong learners and lovers of art by creating an institute to provide free year-round programs in art history, museum studies, studio art, design, creative writing and more. The MOCA Art Institute will offer enriching experiences for thousands of students through an array of comprehensive educational programs in art and communications that use engaging curriculum and a dynamic museum environment to build skills, develop aesthetic analysis and promote creativity through exposure, experience and interdisciplinary discussion. Instruction includes an after-school program for teens, summer journalism and photojournalism courses for inner-city youth and the teen-produced MOCAZINE, an arts and literary journal.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Corpus Callosum)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7073-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring how the human brain interprets music through the creation of a new form of audience experience that combines classical music performances with advancements in neuroscience, in partnership with the New World Symphony and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Symphony Orchestra)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7284-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To spotlight challenging new music from the late 20th century through today during “Strange Beautiful Music,” a daylong marathon concert Strange Beautiful Music is a daylong marathon concert featuring challenging new music, from the late 20th century through today. Curated by New Music Detroit, the festival spotlights prominent Detroit musicians as well as guest artists from around the world. With challenge funding, Strange Beautiful Music will take place next at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and offering additional seating and an opportunity to grow and diversify the event’s audience.
CutTime Productions LLC (Earmark: Classical music leaps off the pedestal)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5957-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To share a love of the classics by having traditional performers play at neighborhood bars, cafes and eateries To share a love of the classics, CutTime Productions will expand its ongoing Classical Revolution Detroit series, which takes musicians from the concert halls and into neighborhood bars, cafes and eateries. The performances provide a deeply felt reminder of the way the classics enrich everyone's lives. Using the open jam format, the performers also invite players from the audience to participate. Even non-musicians can join on percussion and in other exercises. With challenge funding, CutTime will increase the number of inclusive events in an expanded list of venues.
Bas Fisher Invitational (Earmark: Weird Miami Bus Tours)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5199-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To integrate the South Florida community with WEIRD MIAMI, a creative city tour that turns locals into tourists as they discover unnoticed and unknown places while tracing undocumented histories, redrawing maps and making new friends Bas Fisher Invitational will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the city and its artistic offerings by expanding the popular, artist-led Weird Miami bus tours, which introduce locals, as well as tourists, to lesser-known places and cultural projects. Bas Fisher will invite artists to create tours and exhibitions that reflect their relationship with the city. The project also will create an interactive, online presence to enhance the experience.
DawnTown (Earmark: Architectural Contest)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4816-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore innovative architecture, DawnTown will sponsor an annual architectural contest resulting in the creation of a temporary structure. To explore innovative architecture, DawnTown will sponsor an annual architectural contest resulting in the creation of a temporary structure. The organization will solicit nominations of architects from around the world who are working with innovative styles, techniques or materials. One winner will be awarded a budget to design a temporary structure to be built on a Miami site. The structure will demonstrate the winner’s innovation and attract people to experience architecture and their community with fresh eyes.
Gold Coast Jazz Society (Earmark: First Friday Jazz Jams)18,000.001158--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4384-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To launch a free public, monthly live "jam" performance where students, regardless of skill level, can play alongside professionals in a fun-filled environment First Friday Jazz Jams will provide students of all ages and skill levels a chance to perform with veteran jazz musicians. A live rhythm section, comprised of professional jazz musicians, will be provided at Fort Lauderdale’s ArtServe facility. Open to middle school students and up, this intergenerational event will provide a chance for the community to witness the development of young jazz talent. And young musicians will be able to hone their musical skills, network with others of all ages and have fun playing great music.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Prizm Art Fair)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7074-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Promoting the works of artists of color who reflect global trends in contemporary art through an annual fair that takes place during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Detroit SOUP (Earmark: Mobile SOUP truck)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5959-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage more Detroiters in giving to creative projects by converting a bread truck into a portable space where people can meet to microfund ideas To engage more Detroiters in giving to creative projects, Detroit SOUP will convert a bread truck into a portable space where people can meet to microfund ideas. With the Detroit SOUP model, participants pay $5 for dinner and vote on which project should receive the pooled funds. The SOUP truck would have a foldout, portable stage for presentations and performances. The group hopes the truck ensures that residents throughout the city have a hub to share ideas that can transform neighborhoods.
City of Miami Little Haiti Cultural Center (Earmark: The Haitian Heritage Art Project)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5201-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To implement a year-round Haitian Heritage Arts Project, a unique arts-based endeavor that focuses on the revival and creation of traditional Haitian arts and crafts The Little Haiti Cultural Center will support traditional Haitian arts by conducting workshops in papier-mâché, textiles and other disciplines, then host a community festival to highlight them. Project organizers will recruit residents for courses in Haitian fine arts and crafts, including monthly weekend workshops where Haitian guest artists will conduct classes and discuss the creative process. The project will culminate with a Haitian Heritage Art Fest featuring the new artwork of project participants, as well as a street parade with traditional Haitian attire, masks, Kompas music and Haitian cuisine.
Foundation for New Education Initiatives (Earmark: Miami-Dade Cultural Passport)1,000,000.0038--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4847-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help 120,000 to 140,000 Miami-Dade County Public Schools students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 130,000 public school students. To help Miami-Dade students experience South Florida’s cultural richness, the school board will sponsor an arts field trip in every grade. The Cultural Passport program will reach more than 120,000 public school students – or twice the number that participate now. An advisory board representing the cultural, business and educational communities will work together to help coordinate the program. New curricular materials will educate students about the cultural arts they will experience, and teachers will lead activities in the classroom to engage students before and after the arts field trip. The project aims to instill a love and understanding of arts and culture in young people – and to support the long-term future of the arts. Miami-Dade County Public Schools provides the highest quality education so that all students are empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives as lifelong learners and responsible citizens. The school district's core values are excellence, integrity, equity, and citizenship. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is committed to […].
ArtCenter South Florida (Earmark: ArtCenter/South Florida)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4395-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To give low-income artists the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art computers by creating a need-based center for digital arts ArtCenter/South Florida will create an ADA-accessible Computer and New Media Center so that all artists have access to the digital technology now prevalent in art-making. This grant will support building, equipping and staffing the Media Center, to be located at the center’s Lincoln Road facility. Supervised “open labs” will be available for more advanced artists who wish to work independently. By providing access to software and digital tools, low-income artists and students will have a level playing field for career advancement.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Miami Music Project)105,000.00264--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7077-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Helping 100 Miami-Dade students push their own artistic limits through a series of orchestral boot camps taking place on teacher planning days throughout the school year.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Jacobstreet/The Untitled Bottega)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7289-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To transform an abandoned property next to a North End art gallery into 'The Coliseum,' an outdoor theater and cultural hub meant to strengthen a neighborhood through the arts On an old industrial block on the city’s North End, James Feagin and Edward Siegel of JacobsStreet, along with an art gallery, the Untitled Bottega, will transform an abandoned auto shop into an outdoor exhibition space and public square for artists and the greater community. These structures, like many others that have been left behind, are hollowed reminders of Detroit’s once flourishing industry. In recent years, artists from Untitled Bottega gallery have painted murals, hosted design competitions and invited fellow creatives to explore, and give new life to the space. As more people have come to see the art on display, there is an opportunity to turn the site into a creative outdoor exhibition space and a true hub for the entire community.
Hatch: A Hamtramck Art Collective (Earmark: Hatch: A Hamtramck Art Collective)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5962-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster a community of art collectors through an art library where they can borrow a Detroiter's work to display for two months To foster a community of local art collectors, Hatch will create an art library where Detroiters can borrow a local artist’s work for their home for up to two months. Any individual can check out a range of works from a traditional painting to a contemporary sculptural installation. All art in the library will be for sale. The library seeks to enable residents to realize the value of art on a personal level and inspire them to buy more.
Edge Zones (Earmark: Miami Performance International Festival 2013)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5655-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; goal: To support the production of works by Miami artists at the Miami Performance International Festival 2013 which aims to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the realm of performance art in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Magic in Action (Earmark: Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5210-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To establish the Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival as an annual event, building on the success of Magic in Action's inaugural free, day-long street festival celebrating Overtown's rich history and culture and featuring music, art, food and local vendors The Overtown Rhythm and Arts Festival will celebrate the musical and artistic heritage of Overtown with an annual street festival that draws top acts. Organizers, originally part of a Leadership Miami team, will set up workshops to organize fund raising, marketing and community partnerships. The resulting annual festival of music, art, food and local vendors will draw increasing numbers of diverse audiences, higher-profile acts and sponsors.
ArtSouth (Earmark: From Rubble to Resurrection)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4851-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To equip Haitian youths with the historical background and studio skills needed to regenerate the art of Haiti under the guidance of Haitian-American and Caribbean artists To recapture and promote Haiti’s cultural traditions, ArtSouth will create a youth training program in Homestead led by experts on Haitian art. Some 250 youths recruited from South Florida-based Haitian-American organizations will participate in after-school art classes and workshops on Haiti’s historic arts traditions. Haitian-American and Caribbean artists will guide the students as they learn about Haiti’s artistic heritage and use two- and three-dimensional media, techniques and tools to create their own art.
New World School of the Arts (Earmark: ARTSEEN)90,000.00375--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4396-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To allow student artists to exhibit their work by creating a multipurpose exposition space with a focus on education and community outreach and participation ARTSEEN will be a center in Wynwood with studios for New World School of the Arts seniors and spaces for workshops, exhibitions and lectures. There, New World students will be able to create their work for their senior projects while interacting with other artists. ARTSEEN also will also house a gallery space for monthly exhibitions. Open to the public, ARTSEEN will foster a dialogue between New World and the community at large and provide a focal point for Wynwood and a destination for South Florida.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Kenny Riches)8,000.001345--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7029-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Strengthening the indie filmmaking community through a screenwriter roundtable where participants can get feedback on new material.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Cranbrook Art Museum)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7292-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To mount performance artist Nick Cave's 'Biggest, Baddest Performance of All Time!' a series of spectacles around the city As part of artist Nick Cave's solo exhibition at the museum of his alma mater, Cranbrook Academy of Art, he will create his "Biggest, Baddest Performance of All Time!", a series of pop-up performances around the city of Detroit. The African-American artist and dancer is famous for his embellished costumes, called Soundsuits, staged in public spectacle. Though influenced by African art, armor, found objects, fashion and textile design, the Soundsuit is rooted in social critique. Throughout 2015, Cave will stage his largest performance series to date and include impromptu flash-mob Soundsuit invasions throughout the city, dance labs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, a new performance by the artist filmed in Detroit, costuming workshops with children, and the culmination of it all, Figure This: Detroit, a massive processional and performance downtown. Cave's solo exhibition, Nick Cave: Here Hear, runs through October 11, 2015 at Cranbrook Art Museum.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6360-- Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 11/30/2014; goal: To support the third annual Filadelfia Latin American Film Festival - the only Latin American film festival in Philadelphia and the Tri-State Area.
Heritage Works (Earmark: Cultural Scripts)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5963-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore cultural understanding through the arts by having nationally known choreographers engage communities in creating new works that explore cultural identities and expression To explore cultural understanding through the arts, Heritage Works will bring nationally-known choreographers to Detroit to explore cultural expression and understanding. These choreographers, who are each grounded in a specific cultural tradition but are also pushing creative and cultural boundaries, will engage communities in dialogues and art-based workshops. Then, using local performers and guest artists, they will create dances that cross borders — physical and psychological — and address the traditions, misconceptions and cultural realities of Greater Detroit. The works will tour through cultural centers and non-traditional spaces such as public parks and markets.
Lee Ann Etzold (Earmark: Point Bold: A Neighborhood Project)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5680-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster a greater sense of community between two geographically close but culturally diverse neighborhoods by producing a theatrical performance written and performed by its residents While the Point Breeze and Newbold neighborhoods border each other, residents often feel miles apart. To bring the communities together, the Point Bold Neighborhood Project will engage artists from both areas in creating a theatrical event inspired by true neighborhood stories, addressing neighborhood issues, and written and performed by the community. The project will build an ensemble of artistic neighbors (not just professionals) to collect personal and community histories, as well as impressions of the neighborhoods’ past, present and future. The performance will be presented in a springtime extravaganza that leads the audience from the auditorium of G.W. Childs Elementary School to the adjacent Love Garden for a celebratory dance party. Lee Ann Etzold is a Philadelphia-based theater artist who has created original works in the United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic and regionally in the United States. She co-founded New Paradise Laboratories and has created original physical theater works with Bill Irwin, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Headlong Dance Theatre, Brat Productions and Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental. She studied theater at Virginia Tech, clown in Paris […].
Young at Art of Broward (Earmark: Edouard Duval Carrié – The Spirit of Haiti)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5216-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To spark new understanding of global diversity and to engage children and families in cross-cultural appreciation of Edouard Duval Carrie's artwork through an imaginative museum installation titled, "The Spirit of Haiti" Young at Art Museum will engage the community in Haiti’s rich artistic traditions through an installation by artist Edouard Duval Carrie, accompanied by family workshops and art-making activities. The museum will collaborate with Carrie and commission the firm Architecture Is Fun to design and develop an installation called The Spirit of Haiti. The museum will develop art activities for the installation, provide free field trips to low-income children and develop family workshops to serve a projected 2,500 people annually. Plans also include producing a four-part Haitian perspectives artist series, based on Haitian culture.
Miami Hispanic Ballet Corp. (Earmark: Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4854-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer arts, cultural and educational programming to underserved Hispanic communities through a Miami Hispanic Cultural Art Center (MHCAC) To culturally enrich the region, Miami Hispanic Ballet will create the Miami Hispanic Cultural Arts Center, offering multidisciplinary programming in Little Havana. The ballet group will hire instructors to offer high-quality classes, including comprehensive and progressive training in classical ballet, modern dance, flamenco, jazz and lyrical dance for ages six through adult. The cultural arts center also will hold Spanish-language theater production and literary workshops, and host up to six visual arts and historical exhibitions annually, as well as provide after-school and summer programs to underserved Hispanic communities.
Seraphic Fire (Earmark: Seraphic Fire Chamber Orchestra)250,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4201-- Grant period: 09/01/2007 - 09/30/2009; goal: To broaden Miami's cultural offerings by presenting four concerts by the newly formed Seraphic Fire Chamber Orchestra.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Tom Austin)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7037-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating Miami Beach's centennial by publishing a cultural history of South Beach, an exploration of how the arts - music, dance, fashion, visual arts, film, literature, culinary culture and nightlife - have fueled this iconic resort city.
The African American Museum in Philadelphia (Earmark: Beyond Sustenance)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6361-- Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support 'Beyond Sustenance' - a series of exhibits, programs and workshops exploring connections within African American culture and culinary arts.
InsideOut Literary Arts Project (Earmark: InsideOut Online Literary Arts Project)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5964-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help teens develop their artistic and entrepreneurial skills by producing and marketing an online literary journal To help teens develop artistic and entrepreneurial skills, the InsideOut Literary Arts Project will teach them to produce and market an online literary journal. Currently, the project engages 5,000 K-12 students annually in the power of poetry and literary expression through in-school residencies and afterschool writing workshops. With challenge funding, the Citywide Poets program will add new school sites and give students an opportunity to publish and market the e-journal to be titled I’m Just Sayin.
Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society (Earmark: Bringing Indian Music with an Edge to Philadelphia)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5695-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate Indian music and introduce it to a young and urban audience by offering a concert series with rotating ensembles of professional musicians To bring Indian music to new audiences, the 26-year-old Sruti Music and Dance Society will hold a concert series geared toward a young, urban crowd. Indian music, much of which is improvised like jazz, is emerging as an area where traditional forms are now being treated to creative makeovers, and the series will play off that trend. Each concert will be held in a nontraditional venue in the city’s core and will be accompanied with post- or pre-show chat sessions and a community workshop. Sruti, The India Music and Dance Society is a not-for-profit cultural presenting organization based in the Philadelphia area. The mission of Sruti is to promote Indian classical dance and music, to bring together the people of the Greater Delaware Valley who are interested in these arts, and to effectively serve their common interest. Sruti has been fulfilling this mission since 1986 with a group of dedicated volunteers. Sruti presents on an average about ten events a year, including music and dance performances and educational outreach programs.
Miami-Dade County Dept of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (Earmark: Noches Tropicales/Tropical Nights)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5218-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To highlight the rich cultural heritage found in Hispanic music and dance with four annual artistic performances in Miami-Dade Parks to residents and visitors of all ages Miami-Dade Parks will highlight America’s rich music history by expanding the successful Noches Tropicales to include Tropical Nights, featuring Latin, jazz, blues, folk and other contemporary music. The project aims to extend the park system’s arts programming and encourage community engagement with the arts.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Merce Cunningham Dance Company's Legacy Tour)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5052-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To host the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (MCDC)'s Legacy Tour as the fifth dance performance in the 2010-11 John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: A Greener Miami)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7038-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Expanding audiences for music by hosting mini-concerts in South Florida farmers markets with events preceded by a short explanation of the composer’s inspiration.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Performing Arts Office (Earmark: Philadelphia Parks and Rec - REACH)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6362-- Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2015; goal: To expand Philadelphia Parks and Recreation after-school engagement program offerings to include a performing arts curriculum.
Jeff Karoub (Earmark: Coming Home to Music)8,000.001345--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5966-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create an intimate yet profoundly engaging musical experience through a series of small concerts rotating through Detroit homes To create an intimate yet profoundly engaging musical experience, this project will launch a series of small concerts rotating through Detroit homes. Organizers believe that a concert in a home strips away the impersonal and allows musicians, attendees and homeowners an opportunity to enjoy a genuine interaction. The series, titled “Coming Home to Music,” will begin with a kickoff celebration that incorporates multiple house concerts on a single night, featuring diverse styles of music genres in equally diverse neighborhoods in the city, and will continue with concerts throughout the year.
Shakespeare in Clark Park (Earmark: Your Prince and Mine)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5722-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage audiences in new ways with an interactive event around Shakespeare's Henry IV, enabling attendees to participate in a battle scene To engage audiences in new ways, Shakespeare in Clark Park will team up with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation to involve audiences in a summer 2014 performance based on Shakespeare’s Henry IV. The piece, “Your Prince and Mine,” will offer three avenues of participation: 1) a preshow happy hour/education session open to the public that prepares the audience for the performance; 2) the production of the play itself, which will include 3) an enormous battle scene in which community members will be part of a stylized spectacle that brings the play’s war into focus. Organizers hope the large-scale event provides a galvanizing opportunity for thousands to uniquely interact with live performance — and with each other. Shakespeare in Clark Park is a theater company committed to presenting free, outdoor productions of Shakespeare’s plays, creating an annual summertime cultural event accessible to the Clark Park neighborhood and the greater Philadelphia area. A collaborative and experimental approach to classical work draws artists from the Philadelphia theater, music, clown, and improvisation communities to create the company’s signature style – clear, physically engaged […].
Summit County Chapter - Ohio Music Teachers Association (Earmark: Summit County Chapter - Ohio Music Teachers Association)52,200.00554--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4070-- Grant period: 09/01/2007 - 09/30/2008; goal: To support the replacement of the Steinway grand piano donated to the Akron-Summit County Main Library in 1969 by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Knight.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Agustina Woodgate)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7039-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Transforming our county’s sidewalks into playful encounters with "Concrete Poetry," in partnership with Miami Dade County Art in Public Places and O, Miami.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Michigan Underground Group)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7237-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build on experimental musicians' interest in Detroit by inviting more artists from within and outside the city to share and record their works The Michigan Underground Group is a collection of individuals working for the advancement of unconventional music — from contemporary composition to jazz and noise. Since 2011, the group has been performing and recording together in a studio the organization rehabbed. With challenge funding, the group will document their work, host recording session with musicians from Detroit and afar, and make those vinyl releases available to the public. The release will coincide with a series of very public performances.
Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation dba Hay House (Earmark: Hay House)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6367-- Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2015; goal: To support three free cultural events at the historic Hay House: a jazz quintet performance, film screening and an interactive theater experience.
Living Arts (Earmark: Teatro Chico Detroit)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5970-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To weave the arts into neighborhoods by creating a performance series with local youth and adult artists out of a studio theater at the Mexicantown Mercado To weave the arts into neighborhoods, Living Arts will facilitate a performance series with artists young and old out of a studio theater at the new Ford Resource and Engagement Center at the Mexicantown Mercado. The series — Teatro Chico Detroit — will focus on cultural and emerging artists, presenting powerful performances for neighborhood holidays such as the Day of the Dead, Christmas-time Posadas and others. The series will link neighboring arts organizations, restaurants and businesses to each performance and will enhance community participation in the new center.
Pasión y Arte Flamenco (Earmark: Philadelphia Flamenco Festival 2014)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5727-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the contributions of Flamenco dance by producing a two-week festival including an educational symposium and performances by groundbreaking Flamenco artists To celebrate the contributions of Flamenco, the all-female dance company Pasion y Arte seeks to expand its festival in 2014, partnering with Drexel University for a two-week event featuring open workshops, an educational symposium, film screenings and eight performances. Preceded by a one-month residency with innovative Spanish Flamenco artist Rosario Toledo, the festival will showcase her work as well as showcasing Flamenco Nuevo: The Galvan Legacy featuring performances by Pastora Galvan and Flamenco giant Israel Galvan. Through the festival, Pasion y Arte seeks to celebrate contemporary pioneers, explore a unique vision of Flamenco that merges traditional and modern aesthetics and engage new communities in the city’s cultural landscape. Pasión y Arte is an all-female flamenco dance company that treasures the traditions of classical flamenco while also seeking to expand the art form in new and modern ways. Pasion y Arte and its Artistic Director Elba Hevia y Vaca present new and commissioned works that draw upon mastery and respect for flamenco dance, cante and palos while experimentally incorporating elements of other dance forms, music genres, multimedia and narrative […].
Aperture Foundation (Earmark: Merce Cunningham: Sixty-Five Years)45,000.00721--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5121-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To make new multimedia materials and information widely accessible to online audiences with the e-book release of "Merce Cunningham: Sixty-Five Years".
Rutgers University Foundation (Earmark: Rutgers University Foundation)250,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3926-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2008; goal: For enhancement of community engagement programming through the creation of a new Camden-based play that will be researched and performed with community participation.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: City Theatre)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7040-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Developing and giving voice to the next generation of playwrights through a contest where high school students from Broward to Miami-Dade create, rehearse and present short plays and public readings.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: A Host of People)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7250-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the do-it-yourself movement in both food and the arts by creating a site-responsive theater piece performed in community gardens around the city To celebrate the do-it-yourself movement in both food and the arts, A Host of People is creating a site-responsive theater piece to be performed in community gardens throughout Detroit. Conceived in response to the city’s vibrant community garden movement, The Harrowing draws comparisons between the act of gardening and the act of art making; between nourishing the community with fresh food and nourishing imaginations with new ways of telling stories. The show culminates in a garden party, as hosting is a central theme of the group, which believes that experimental art should be a warm and welcoming experience.
Michigan Philharmonic (Earmark: HAFLAH! Arab Fusion Fest)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5974-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring together Detroit's diverse cultures and communities by producing a fusion event featuring the Michigan Philharmonic and the Michigan Arab Orchestra To bring together Detroit’s diverse cultures and communities, the Michigan Philharmonic and the Michigan Arab Orchestra will create a fusion event featuring Western and Middle Eastern traditions. The two groups will perform together, sharing musicians and commissioning a piece of music that blends Western classical music with Middle Eastern music and instruments. The culmination will be a Fusion Festival, including educational workshops on Middle Eastern cultural traditions.
Ernest Stuart (Earmark: Center City Jazz Festival)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5734-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase audiences for jazz by expanding the Center City Jazz Festival to include additional events and venues To increase audiences for jazz, the new Center City Jazz Festival will expand in to add a second day and include new venues. The festival focuses on presenting new, live jazz at venues big and small in Center City Philadelphia. Challenge funding will also help the festival set aside free tickets for students and provide performances at a local high school. The Center City Jazz Festival was funded in 2012 through a Kickstarter campaign, during which $17,200 was raised from 188 individual contributions. The day-long festival debuted last April and featured 17 original bands from the Philadelphia and New York City areas. The bands performed in four packed venues all centrally located and within a short walking distance of each other.
Tuesday Musical Association (Earmark: Opening Concert with Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5283-- Grant period: 10/01/2011 - 09/30/2012; goal: For support of the opening concert of Tuesday Musical's season, in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and featuring Wynton Marsalis on September 20, 2011.
FUNDarte (Earmark: Miami On Stage)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5135-- Grant period: 12/01/2010 - 11/30/2011; goal: To curate "Miami On Stage," a multi-disciplinary performing arts series featuring work by South Florida artists.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Miami Dance Futures)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7043-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing attention to the water supply through National Water Dance Miami, a countywide celebration of site-specific dances – involving both professionals and local students –along the region’s shore.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Garage Cultural)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7255-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage Latino youth in the theater arts through a bilingual performing arts program in southwest Detroit Students will work with professional Latino playwrights and theater instructors from Detroit and abroad to create an original play that expresses who they are and how they see the world around them. Garage Cultural seeks to provide a fun, safe place for learning, self-expression and creativity.
Motor City Brass Band (Earmark: Working in Concert with Southwest Detroit)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5979-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help build community through the arts by creating a series of events that use brass band music and the movies to celebrate the people of Detroit To help build community through the arts, Motor City Brass Band will work in partnership with the social service agency Southwest Solutions to create free summer entertainment events around the city. The band will perform music related to a film that centers around a theme or culture that makes Detroit a vibrant place to live. For example, a performance at the Southwest Solutions center for homeless veterans, Piquette Square, will provide music and a film that reflect patriotic themes. Organizers hope the events will bring Detroit residents together in a community celebration.
Dance/USA (Earmark: Month-long Pop-Up Exhibition of Local Dance-In-the-Making)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5737-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To raise the visibility of live dance by creating a pop-up studio in a highly visible public space where passers-by can witness the usually private rehearsal process To raise the visibility of live dance, Dance/USA Philadelphia will create a pop-up studio in a highly visible public space where companies will rehearse during a month-long exhibition planned for 2014. With trained docents on hand, passers-by can engage in casual conversation about what they see as they watch and listen to the rehearsal process through glass windows. Organizers expect more than 15,000 people to encounter the project, enabling new audiences to be captivated by the breadth and diversity of dance being made in Philadelphia. Founded in 2007 as a branch office of Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, Dance/USA Philadelphia provides advocacy, resources, and collaborative opportunities for the dance community in Greater Philadelphia. Director Lois Welk is committed to maintaining a high level of responsiveness, keeping services available at little or no charge, and to programming that is inclusive in terms of dance genre and budget size.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: NC-office)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7052-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Activating a public space through culture by presenting concerts and films in a new plaza in Sweetwater adjacent to Florida International University.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Andrew Krieger)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7262-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To weave art into people's everyday lives by creating 'Kamishibai Man,' a bicycle-mounted wooden theater - based on a Japanese tradition - where performers use paper art to tell serial stories During the Great Depression, desperate, unemployed men in Japan created a new art form by relying on their creative skill set. Kamishibai, meaning “paper theater,” consisted of a wooden theater on the back of a bicycle. The men pedaled around their cities, selling candy and telling cliffhanger stories that kept people coming back. Adapting this concept to Detroit, organizers will create a sculptural “art” bicycle featuring a built-in wooden theater that will be pedaled during lunchtime with the hope of encouraging social connections among office workers on break. These presentations will feature original paintings and narratives by teams of artists and writers and will occur in “cliffhanger” fashion over several days.
Streetline Percussion (Earmark: Streetline Percussion)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6366-- Grant period: 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2016; goal: To support Camp Drums & Dreams - an eight-week comprehensive music education summer camp that serves Macon area youth between the ages of eight and eighteen.
North American Souvenirs (Earmark: Canadian Residency)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5983-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase Detroit to the city's neighbors by creating a residency for Canadian visual artists in the city To showcase Detroit to the city’s neighbors, this group will create a residency for Canadian visual artists in the city. During a one-month stay, Canadian artists will receive studio space, a stipend and living accommodations in Detroit’s Eastern Market. With this program, organizers hope to foster regional investment in Detroit, increase tourism and provide new audiences for Canadian art and culture.
Pig Iron Theatre Company (Earmark: Dr. Dog plus Pig Iron: Leavers and Takers, the Concert-Spectacle)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5738-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To merge two indie-arts genres by translating the music of rock band Dr. Dog into a theatrical spectacle The Obie and Barrymore Award-winning Pig Iron Theatre Company will work with one of Philadelphia’s highest-profile indie rock bands, Dr. Dog, to create a concert spectacle billed as a multimedia opera in the tradition of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” Combining the band’s music with Pig Iron’s adventurous performance style and live performers from Philadelphia’s contemporary dance and theater communities, this collaboration aims to revolutionize the experience of live rock music. The project will bring together two passionate but disparate groups of fans — both indie rock fans and indie theater lovers — to build a new audience for hybrid performance in Philadelphia and beyond. Since its inception in 1995, Pig Iron Theatre Company has grown from a small, fringe performance troupe into one of the best-known groups of its kind on the East Coast. Over that time, they have created 27 original works, garnering praise from audiences, peers, and critics. The New York Times hailed Pig Iron as “one of the few groups successfully taking theatre in new directions.” Rather than beginning their work from a writer-proposed script, they start with an […].
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Rhythm Foundation)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7061-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Providing a home for world music by rebooting the annual TransAtlantic Festival at the North Beach Bandshell – bringing in more ambitious programming and expanding the event into the adjacent public spaces.
Play On Philly! (Earmark: POP Creates)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5743-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To cultivate students’ music skills by coordinating a multifaceted creative initiative that will teach music production and technology, composition, jazz and more. To cultivate students’ creative skills, Play On, Philly! will expand its after-school music education program to teach students to improvise, compose and record music while presenting public performances throughout the Philadelphia region. The program focuses on using music to build students' academic and social skills by engaging them through musical instruction for three hours each weekday. Challenge funding will enable the program to expand, adding classes in composition, music production and technology, and jazz. Play On, Philly! is an innovative education and social initiative that provides opportunities for personal development to children through the study of music. Inspired by the social development and music education program of Venezuela, El Sistema, Play On, Philly! seeks to enrich the lives of Philadelphia youth by providing daily musical instruction in communities that have little access to music education.
Light Factory (Earmark: Light Factory Lecture Series)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5082-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To provide a lecture series with notable internationally renowned artists and thereby offer the Charlotte region an in-depth look at the creative process and the power of moving and still images.
Coral Morphologic (Earmark: Urban Reef: Coral Morphologic)20,000.001069--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5060-- Grant period: 11/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support Urban Reef - A series of Fluorescent Coral Video Projections across the City of Miami during Art Basel 2010.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Studios of Key West)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7065-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Providing a new way to explore Key West’s history and culture through an event called Lost at the Beach, where participants use maps and apps to discover performances and installations hidden throughout Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History)70,000.00473--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7283-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase how unique and connected global cultures are by hosting 'Call of the Drum: A Drum Summit' featuring percussionists from around the world To showcase how unique and connected global cultures are, the museum will host Call of the Drum: A Drum Summit, showcasing traditional and contemporary drumming cultures from around the world. The summit, consisting of a two days of distinct performers of local, regional and national prominence, will be a highlight of the museum’s 50th anniversary in 2015. The goal is connect Detroit to the world and the world to Detroit through the primal beat of the drum, one of the instruments most used by ancient peoples around the globe.
Michigan Arab Orchestra (Earmark: Building Bridges Through Music)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5900-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help bridge cultural gaps in Detroit through an education program centered on the performance of classical Arab music To help foster cultural understanding, the Michigan Arab Orchestra will launch a free afterschool program centered on classical Arab music, language and culture. Operating at the middle and high school level, Building Bridges Through Music will offer choir rehearsals and lessons in traditional Arab instruments, including the oud, frame drum and qanun. The program will culminate in students participating in a joint performance with the orchestra at its annual gala at the historic Music Hall in downtown Detroit.
Inta (Earmark: Eiko & Koma perform free outdoor events)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5758-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring bold, highly theatrical performances by dancer/choreographers Eiko & Koma to two unique public outdoor spaces, the Reading Viaduct and PAFA’s Lenfest Plaza As part of a year-long residency at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, artists Eiko & Koma will mount two “living installations”/outdoor performances in two well-known Philadelphia public spaces: the Spur of the Reading Viaduct (April 2014) and the academy’s Lenfest Plaza (September 2014.) Recipients of a MacArthur Genius Award, dancers/choreographers Eiko & Koma are known for their bold, highly theatrical performances in outdoor sites, theaters and museums. The projected yearlong academy residency will include community workshops, installations, seminars, public dialogues and gallery performances, followed by outdoor performances and public activities such as a viaduct field trip to explore the unexpectedly diverse flora and fauna of a currently unused city space. Eiko and Koma began working together as an experiment in their native Japan, and their collaboration has endured for over 40 years. After studies in Germany and the Netherlands, they settled in America in 1976. Since then, they have presented their stage, gallery, site and media works across North America and the world. Much honored for the originality and intensity of their peerless theater-making, […].
The Broward County Film Society (Earmark: The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival)70,000.00473--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4556-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate cultures from around the world through a free film and community discussion series The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival will celebrate global cultures and foster dialogue in South Florida through a free film and community discussion series called Around the World in 80 Nights. Local groups whose country or ethnicity is represented on screen will introduce the film, facilitate a Q & A period and, whenever possible, enlighten the audience about their local community and customs.
[NAME] Publications (Earmark: [NAME] Publications)30,000.00865--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4359-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2010; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase exposure for local art and artists by developing a nonprofit publishing house for Miami-based art books Gean Moreno will create the first nonprofit publishing house for South Florida-based art books. A writer and curator, Moreno’s organization will produce and distribute its own collection of titles and work with local institutions to produce high quality catalogues and thematic volumes. The publications will archive South Florida’s cultural happenings, leaving a legacy for future generations. Also, the work of local artists will be exposed to a larger audience.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: 88.9 FM WDNA Public Radio)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7071-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing jazz to more Miamians by launching the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival, which will take over several blocks in downtown and continue in various venues.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Write A House)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7291-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring new vitality to the literary arts in Detroit by expanding 'Write a House,' which awards renovated homes to writers based on the quality of their work To bring new vitality to both Detroit neighborhoods and the literary arts, challenge funding will help expand Write a House, which awards renovated homes to writers based on the quality of their work and their commitment to the city. The program aims to address Detroit’s foreclosure and vacancy crisis by rebuilding distressed houses, drawing residents who will bolster a strong literary community and strengthening Detroit’s identity as a champion for the literary arts. Currently, Write a House is renovating three homes in the NoHam neighborhood just north of Hamtramck and has contracted with Detroit Youth Builders so that young residents working toward their GED can participate. Write a House is also developing an orientation program for their writers to help them acclimate to a new city.
adrienne maree brown (Earmark: Detroit Science Fiction Generator)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5946-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To uplift Detroiters' ideas and narratives about the city's future through a series of sci-fi writing workshops that create works for 'zines To uplift Detroiters' ideas and narratives about the city’s future, adrienne maree brown will host a series of sci-fi writing workshops for a cross-section of residents, creating works to be published in a series of ’zines. Brown will also interview other Detroiters for her original stories. On a philosophical level, Brown hopes her work will be part of a healing process for Detroiters in the midst of the city’s financial troubles, enabling them to see themselves as co-creators, survivors and shapers of the future Detroit.
CriticCar Detroit (Earmark: iCritic Detroit)57,500.00541--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5345-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 07/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To allow audiences at various cultural events throughout the city to share their opinions on Web-based platforms by recording video reviews to post on the iCritic Detroit website and other outlets In Detroit, iCritic Detroit will provide criticism and access to cultural events through a mobile video booth where audience members will record their reviews that are posted on local websites and shared on social media channels.
GroundWorks DanceTheater (Earmark: Innovative Dance for Akron)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5171-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support acclaimed choreographers Ronen Koresh, Doug Elkins and Kate Weare who will bring internationally and nationally recognized cutting edge dance innovation to audiences in Akron.
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (Earmark: Artists Corps)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5030-- Grant period: 11/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support research and development for Artists Corps, a project of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) that will place teaching artists in schools and communities across the country in a federal workforce/service program.
United Negro College Fund (Earmark: United Negro College Fund)80,000.00387--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4557-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand knowledge of a culturally significant musical instrument by supporting the Florida Memorial University Steel Band program through scholarships This grant will expand the public’s knowledge of a culturally significant musical instrument by supporting the Florida Memorial University Steel Band program through scholarships. The funds will cover a portion of tuition plus expenses involved with touring and an annual youth festival. The students will travel to the Steel Band Festival at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and take part in Florida Memorial University’s annual Youth Steel Festival, now in its 10th year. The grant will help students gain experience in arranging, band management and production.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Rise Up Gallery)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7045-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Strengthening an artist-run collective that provides studio space to local artists, gallery space for innovative curatorial projects and artistic programming for the community.
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here Project (Earmark: From Detroit to Baghdad-Al Mutanabbi Street Starts Here)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5949-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To mark the exhibition of a collection of artist books and letterpress broadsides commemorating the 2007 bombing of the famed street of Baghdad booksellers through a book arts festival To mark the exhibition of a collection of artist books and letterpress broadsides commemorating the 2007 bombing of the famed street of Baghdad booksellers, this project will create a book arts festival in Detroit. The event will include bookmaking, calligraphy, letterpress and poetry workshops at venues across the city, timed with the exhibition at the Arab American National Museum. The gathering honors the artists across the world who submitted written, printed and artistic works in solidarity with Iraqi booksellers, artists and booklovers.
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan (Earmark: Fundraising platform)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5887-- Grant period: 04/01/2013 - 04/30/2014; goal: To support the launch of Power2Give in Detroit and southeast Michigan, a Knight-funded online crowd sourced fundraising platform specifically designed for arts and culture organizations.
Drexel University (Earmark: Art Attack: Embedded Arts Journalists)57,500.00541--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5346-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 07/01/2013; goal: To increase local arts coverage through a partnership between Drexel University and The (Philadelphia) Daily News to "embed" nonprofit arts journalists who will write regularly for a high-circulation city newspaper.
Minnesota State Fair Foundation (Earmark: Giant Sing Along)25,000.00948--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5172-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: For a participatory public art experience called the Giant Sing Along at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair.
Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Earmark: Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired)125,000.00224--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4558-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase opportunities for blind and sighted artists by expanding the center's unique music inclusion program This grant will expand the center’s unique music inclusion program, which helps the blind develop marketable job skills while fostering talent. Participants will write and perform songs while mastering full production skills under the tutelage of skilled professionals. This program is a national model for inclusion and workforce development, with several former participants now employed in the mainstream music industry.
North Carolina Dance Theatre (Earmark: North Carolina Dance Theater)1,500,000.0031--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4494-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 11/30/2011; goal: To strengthen the north end of Charlotte's uptown cultural mall with a permanent home, including classrooms and rehearsal studios, for the North Carolina Dance Theatre.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7048-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Helping inspire South Florida artists through a residency program at the waterfront center in Crandon Park.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Akron Symphony - Shared experiences)500,000.0062--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6260-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To develop a series of shared community experiences that serve as a focal point for all including performances and learning opportunities for area youth. The Greater Akron Musical Association, which operates the symphony, aims to offer a welcoming environment for all people to experience great music. During the last three years, the association has been successful in engaging the community with a series of shared experiences, including sold-out runs of “Porgy and Bess” and “Rite of Spring,” and participating in Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture program. New funding will help the association seek even greater community participation in its work. Details are available at www.akronsymphony.org.
Ara Topouzian (Earmark: Detroit HYE (Armenian) Times)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5950-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To preserve the heritage of Armenian-American Detroiters by producing a documentary that highlights their history through traditional folk music To preserve the heritage of Armenian-American Detroiters, Ara Topouzian will produce a documentary that highlights their history through traditional folk music. Detroit is home to an estimated 35,000 Armenians, many of whom fled persecution in the early half of the 20th century and were drawn to Detroit by jobs in the auto industry. They brought along their traditions and music, which often describes simple village life and has been passed down through generations. The project seeks to preserve the music and make it more accessible.
Mint Museum of Art (Earmark: Digital Outreach)107,500.00261--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5260-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To create a more accessible and comprehensive website, including a digital library of portions of the collection plus a comprehensive microsite on North Carolina Pottery.
Locust Projects (Earmark: Locust Projects: Out of the Box)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4559-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote experimental art by commissioning site-specific, public projects to be exhibited on billboards “Locust Projects: Out of the Box” is a new initiative that will increase exposure to contemporary art by commissioning site-specific, public artworks. Created by a different artist each year, the work will be exhibited on a high profile billboard in Miami-Dade. The experimental project aims to challenge the billboard as a tool for commercial advertising while giving artists an opportunity to reconsider their own artistic practice.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Obsolete Media Miami)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7053-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving legacy media, such as 35 mm slides and archival motion pictures, through an archive that serves as a resource for artists, designers, filmmakers and researchers.
Jazz Network Foundation (Earmark: Jazz-off Detroit)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5965-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen jazz in Detroit by creating a competition for musicians whose winners will form a performance band To strengthen Detroit’s jazz scene, the Jazz Network Foundation will create “Jazz-off Detroit,” a competition where winning instrumentalists and vocalists will join to create a performance band. The best piano, drum, horn, bass players and vocalists will form one of two winning bands — one for younger musicians and one for more mature performers — so that the two groups can learn from each other. The bands will receive a stipend, so that they can record their works and will perform in traditional and nontraditional venues to generate excitement for jazz and showcase the best Detroit has to offer.
Greater Akron Musical Association (Earmark: Multi-media 60th Anniversary Concert)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5286-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the direct artistic costs of presenting a multi-media concert combining music and photography in celebration of the Akron Symphony Orchestra's 60th Anniversary.
New Museum (Earmark: The Last Newspaper)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5012-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support the presentation of "The Last Newspaper," a major group exhibition featuring approximately 30 artists and 10 organizations dedicated to animating the constant daily flow of information as a physical experience.
The Girls Club Foundation (Earmark: Girl's Club)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4560-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To nurture the career of a South Florida artist by supporting an exhibit at an alternative gallery space dedicated to contemporary female artists This grant will nurture the career of Miami artist Frances Trombly by supporting an exhibit at Girls’ Club, an alternative gallery space dedicated to contemporary female artists. Girls’ Club will commission Trombly to create an exhibit of hand-woven canvasses entitled “Paintings.” An accompanying limited edition artist’s book will be produced with hand-woven pages and a text commissioned by a recognized arts writer. The exhibit will provide Trombly the opportunity to realize an ambitious project, while increasing Girls’ Club’s stature and the awareness of cultural offerings in Fort Lauderdale.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Southeast Overtown/ Park West Community Redevelopment Agency)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7062-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating Overtown’s culture through the sixth annual Overtown Music and Arts Festival featuring national and local recording artists.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Earmark: 2014-2015 Programming)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6646-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2015; goal: To engage Philadelphia audiences with artistically excellent and innovative contemporary photography exhibitions and workshops.
Mann Center for the Performing Arts (Earmark: Sing Freedom Sing!)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6334-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage Philadelphia residents and attract new audiences to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts with 'Sing Freedom Sing!' - a concert presenting classical orchestral works alongside African-American sacred music and gospel.
Michigan Theater (Earmark: Cinetopia Film Festival)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5975-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To inspire Detroit through film by creating a signature film festival for the city To inspire Detroit through film, the Cinetopia Film Festival intends to use challenge funding to become Detroit's signature film festival. Cinetopia is collaboration between the Detroit area's two premiere contemporary film exhibitors: the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater. Currently a four-day festival on five screens, organizers plan to grow Cinetopia into an 11-day, multi-venue event that attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually and showcases feature-length dramas, comedies and documentary films from the world's best film festivals.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Art digitization project)35,000.00821--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5291-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To fully realize Phase Two of the Akron Art Museum's collection digitization project, including the development of new content for engagement.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Betsy-South Beach)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7064-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating Ibero-American literature and culture through Escribe Aqui/Write Here, a multi-day festival with readings and performances.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Biba Bell)7,000.001359--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7240-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To invite the public to experience both dance and classic architecture by producing 'It Never Really Happened,' an intimate performance inside an apartment in the 1950s Detroit high-rise designed by Mies van der Rohe Biba Bell will invite the public to experience both dance and classic architecture by producing “It Never Really Happened,” an intimate performance inside an apartment in the 1950s Detroit high-rise designed by Mies van der Rohe. Organized as a triptych, the piece is performed at sunset during three seasons: summer, autumn and winter. Each of the three installments is organized around a different mood, architectural element, time of day and seasonal color. The dance enhances the classic modernism of Mies van der Rohe’s architectural treasure Lafayette Park, highlighting the drama of day-to-day rituals against its panoramic backdrop: the park, Eastern Market, church steeples, Ford Field, and downtown.
The Hinterlands (Earmark: Porous Borders Festival)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5990-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help unite Hamtramck and Detroit by creating a 48-hour festival along the municipalities' border To help bring together Hamtramck and Detroit, organizers will create the Porous Borders Festival, a two-day public art festival along the entire border of these two municipalities in October 2014. Curated by The Hinterlands, a performing arts company, the festival will use performances, installations and spectacles to engage the public in exploring the unique boundary cutting across Michigan’s most internationally diverse zip code. Participants will viscerally experience this invisible marker between Detroit and Hamtramck through a celebration of the unique spatial and cultural interactions between these two communities.
Walker West Music Academy (Earmark: Young Artist Professional Training)20,000.001069--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5295-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 09/30/2013; goal: To support the Young Artist Professional Training Program to provide students the opportunity to expand their professional and artistic skills and enable them to better navigate the professional music business.
Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan (Earmark: Making the Case: Cultural Census Project)75,000.00409--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4916-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To build awareness of the significant contributions that arts and culture organizations make to the social capital of the region with a long-term, comprehensive Cultural Census project called "Making the Case".
Artformz, LLC (Earmark: Giants in the City)60,000.00495--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4371-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote Miami's international art scene by bringing together 10 celebrated artists to create a first-of-its-kind, outdoor exhibit of giant, inflatable sculptures Giants in the City will place ten large, inflatable sculptures in Bayfront Park. The sculptures will be created and designed by ten celebrated artists, including Jose Bedia, Michelle Weinberg, Gustavo Acosta and Alette Simmons-Jimenez. Expected to attract international spectators, local art enthusiasts and people who don’t typically visit art exhibits, the project strives to be an annual event that creates a visual experience while building a sense of community.
Native American Cultural Center & Museum (Earmark: Native American Cultural Center & Museum)20,000.001069--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3914-- Grant period: 11/01/2005 - 11/01/2007; goal: To support the Education, Arts & Culture Project that will provide opportunities for Native American youth in Brown County to come together for cultural education, activities, and ceremonies.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Locust Projects)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7067-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring how fear is used in the media by creating sculptures of headless chickens, called Withervanes, that change colors to reflect the prevalence of fear-related keywords in news stories.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books)7,000.001359--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7241-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the array of cultures and music in Hamtramck by conducting 'field recordings' of local music - for example, a Bangladeshi street fair or a gospel trio - presented with minimal editing Lo & Behold will record and release a world music series — without traveling the world. Instead, the record and book store will travel around Hamtramck, recording the sounds of the multicultural melting pot. They will seek out and field record the city’s indigenous music, be it from a Polish dance festival, a Bengali street fair, a Baptist sermon or a Muslim call to prayer. The recordings will be compiled into five LPs, each showcasing a different cultural or ethnic group found within Hamtramck.
The Woodward Line Poetry Series (Earmark: Detroit Poetry System)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5991-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the local audience for poetry by broadening a poetry series to include more prominent national writers and a session where guest authors discuss Detroiters' unpublished works As a way to expand the local audience for poetry, the Woodward Line Poetry Series will broaden its monthly gathering to include readings and conversations with more prominent writers from Michigan and across the country. The conversations will include audience-fueled Q&A sessions to help demystify poetry and poets. The readings and conversations will be posted online and promoted via social media to make them accessible to a wider audience. In addition, the series will spotlight local emerging writers with their work as the subject of a dialogue with the featured writers.
The Schubert Club (Earmark: Social Media Outreach)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5298-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To engage a group of young professionals by piloting a program providing subsidized tickets in exchange for social media coverage and community ambassador support geared at building future audiences.
Florida International University (Earmark: Frost Art Museum - Virtual Gallery)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4379-- Grant period: 12/01/2008 - 12/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer an interactive, permanent exhibition of the Frost Museum's extensive art collection to the underserved Southwest region of Miami-Dade County The Frost Art Museum, which opened an expanded facility this year, will create an interactive kiosk to offer year-round, virtual access to its permanent collection. Visitors will be able to view the works, ranging from contemporary pieces to African wood carvings. At the same time, they will have access to catalogue information and maps. Beyond the 38,000-member university community, the kiosk will benefit Southwest Miami-Dade School children and other visitors.
1stACT Silicon Valley (Earmark: 1st ACT Silicon Valley)125,000.00224--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4185-- Grant period: 08/01/2007 - 07/31/2008; goal: 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.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Friends of the Bass Museum)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7069-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Infusing a library with art through a series of solo artists projects and education programs at the Miami Beach Regional Library while the Bass’ building is under renovation.
SoundX LLC (Earmark: Corner Concerts)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6738-- Grant period: 04/01/2015 - 05/31/2016; goal: To engage Macon audiences with 'Corner Concerts' - a series of pop-up live music events in vacant and underutilized spaces across downtown Macon.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: DittoDitto)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7254-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster a dialogue around the arts and arts books by supporting a small publishing house and store focused on literary and visual arts books DittoDitto Bookshop is a small, recently opened storefront that houses new and use publications with a focus on independently published books and art books. Challenge funding will help foster the literary community with readings, workshops and a writing and book-making residency that provides artists with a stipend and a place to stay to work on their literary projects.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Akron Civic Theatre Program Innovation)500,000.0062--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6255-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To produce at least 110 intergenerational, non-commercial programs per year ranging from intimate cabaret-style concerts to multi-day performances. Over the years, the Akron Civic Theater, which serves 100,000 guests in 120 events each year, has opened its doors to organizations across Akron, to create a shared community space. Knight funding will help deepen those partnerships, and provide a stipend to continue to allow small to mid-sized groups a place to perform. Knowing the Civic is available to them will free these organizations to focus on developing quality work that fuels a vibrant arts community. In addition, the Civic will continue to diversify its audiences with successful programs such as cabaret-style concerts and [email protected] programming. Information is available at www.akroncivic.com.
Theatre Bizarre (Earmark: Theatre Bizarre)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5992-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To inspire performers and audiences alike through a large-scale, immersive art installation that brings together local artists, including acrobats and circus sideshow artists To inspire performers and audiences Theatre Bizarre will expand its annual immersive art installation that brings together artists ranging from musicians and dancers to acrobats and circus sideshow performers. With the feel of an underground masquerade party, the performance looks to bring the audience into an otherworldly environment. Costumed patrons become part of a world populated by hundreds of performers who transform the corners and gothic stages of Detroit’s seven-story Masonic Temple. Each attendee has a different experience for the night, depending on the choices they make and path they take through the venue.
Teatro del Pueblo (Earmark: Latino-Asian Fusion Series)12,000.001256--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5300-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To foster cross-cultural exchange and dialogue among Twin Cities Latino and Asian communities, Teatro del Pueblo and Pangea World Theater will collaborate on a series of new works titled "Latino-Asian Fusion Series".
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Miami Light Project)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7079-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Providing a space for developing new work and new techniques by piloting a contemporary performance residency program at The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood for international and local artists.
Haitian Heritage Museum (Earmark: Digitization and Curation Initiative)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6272-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2015; goal: To support the digitization of the permanent art collection of the first and only Haitian museum in the United States.
Center of Music & Performing Arts Southwest (Earmark: Mariachi COMPÁS)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5953-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To preserve and expand the reach of traditional Mexican music by creating a mariachi youth ensemble that would celebrate the popular format while incorporating the music of other Latin American countries To preserve and expand the reach of traditional Mexican music, COMPAS will create a mariachi youth ensemble that will train the next generation of musicians. The ensemble will actively seek non-Latino youth to participate and incorporate the music of a variety of Latin American countries, reflecting the diversity of the Latino community and encouraging community building through the arts. The troop will provide subsidized performances at schools and cultural events to further educate Detroiters about Latino culture.
National Jewish Theater Foundation (Earmark: Holocaust Theater Archive)60,000.00495--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5312-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To research, catalog and produce theater-related activity for the first research- and production-oriented Holocaust-related theater archive and digital website.
Matrix Theatre Company (Earmark: River Resurgence Pageant: Matrix Theatre Company)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4924-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2012; goal: To engage Detroit residents in remembering and re-imaging their relationship to the local environment by creating a series of image, story and masking workshops on Detroit's hidden and buried waters.
Sweat Records (Earmark: Sweat Records)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4565-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To strengthen a local resource by expanding community programming and creating an online site exclusively for buying local music and art This grant will help Sweat Records, a store and community resource that offers live performances, film screenings and an art gallery, strengthen and expand its cultural offerings. Sweat Records will hold additional workshops on a variety of cultural and educational topics. In addition, Sweat Records will develop an e-commerce site showcasing music and other goods made in South Florida.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Miami City Ballet)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7080-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Reimagining a classic by presenting a uniquely Miami rendition of George Balanchine’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” during the company’s 30th anniversary season.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: 6th Street Dance Studio/WholeProject)28,000.00944--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7260-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build connections between the urban dance communities in Miami and Detroit through master classes in each city and via video conferencing, anchored by Hardcore Detroit and Miami's 6th Street Dance Studio/Whole Project.
Cosmic Slop Festival (Earmark: Cosmic Slop Music Festival)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5956-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate rock music's multicultural roots through a festival that showcases rock musicians of color To highlight rock music’s multicultural roots, the Cosmic Slop Festival will further develop its rock festival in Detroit that features minority musicians and the diverse styles of rock music. The event will give local and out-of-state artists an opportunity to reach a wider audience of new and engaged listeners, while giving Detroiters deeper insights into the city’s musical legacy.
One Voice Mixed Chorus (Earmark: OUT in Our Schools)12,000.001256--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5315-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To expand the "OUT in Our Schools" program to include two additional school outreach performances.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs)20,000.001069--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4566-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To facilitate the exchange of ideas and goods by creating an online cultural classifieds service where artists post openings and workshops and goods for sale or donation This grant will increase opportunities for blind and sighted artists by expanding the center’s unique music inclusion program, which helps develop marketable job skills while fostering talent. Participants will write and perform songs while mastering full production skills under the tutelage of skilled professionals. This program is a national model for inclusion and workforce development, with several former participants now employed in the mainstream music industry.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Kip Eagen)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7028-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Engaging transit riders in art by creating a series of artistic billboards along the TriRail tracks that would appear to be an animated flipbook as riders fly by.
Black Lily (Earmark: BlackStar Film Festival 2015)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6749-- Grant period: 04/01/2015 - 03/31/2016; goal: To engage Philadelphia audiences with the 2015 BlackStar Film Festival - an independent film festival celebrating filmmakers of the African diaspora.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde)29,000.00943--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7261-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote civic pride via 'The Detroit Tattoo Project,' where a local poet is commissioned to create a piece about the city which is then divided and drawn for use on free tattoos that, when reassembled, reveal graphic elements containing a secret image Modeled after similar projects in Lexington, Ky., and Boulder, Colo., The Detroit Tattoo Project has commissioned local poet Jamaal May to write a poem about the city that is divided and drawn on 250 free tattoos. When reassembled, these tattoos reveal a graphic element containing a secret image representative of the city. The image and a video that includes audio of May reading, a photograph of each tattoo, and a musical score by a Detroit-based musician, will premiere at a culminating community event. Artists Todorova and Gohdesee the project as a visible statement of Detroiters’ commitment to their city that builds a network of people committed to supporting the city and each other.
Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates (Earmark: Katharina Grosse - Mural Arts Project)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6331-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2015; goal: To support a site-specific installation by renowned German artist Katharina Grosse, which will transform a five-mile stretch of the Northeast Corridor Rail Line in Philadelphia.
Opera Carolina (Earmark: Madama Butterfly Outreach)68,000.00485--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5211-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To cultivate a new audience for opera through a free-ticket giveaway for a performance of Madama Butterfly.
TU Dance (Earmark: TU Dance Center)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4942-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To develop and launch programming for the TU Dance Center including dance classes and a summer intensive, making the center a hub of community and professional activity for local and regional dance.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Secret Celluloid Society)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7036-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving classic films by converting a 1986 bookmobile into a portable project booth that brings 16 mm/35 mm and high-resolution digital projection to Miami neighborhoods.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Future Schools)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7273-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use the arts to help youth tell their neighborhood stories by having them conduct research about their communities and convey their findings through “Data Murals” To use the arts to help youth tell their neighborhoods’ stories, Detroit Future Schools will launch a “Data Murals” project that visualizes student research about their community. Professional artists will work with teachers in K-12 classrooms to develop a big question facing the school or community that ties into the curriculum. First, students will conduct research on that question through interviews, field trips and online research. Then, students will analyze the data, create a collaborative design that visualizes the findings, and ultimately create a mural about it in their neighborhood. Data Murals strive to be beautiful public art that engages residents in a critical dialogue about data-driven representations and misrepresentations of their community.
BalletX (Earmark: Gabrielle Lamb and Adam Barruch World Premiere)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6060-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 06/30/2014; goal: To support BalletX in commissioning two world premiere ballets by two renowned choreographers for the company's Fall Series.
Jon Brumit (Earmark: 143FM)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5967-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a series of drive-through audio collages of the city by installing hyper-local radio stations continuously broadcasting on the same frequency To create a series of drive-through audio collages within the city’s 143 total square miles, organizers will install hyper-local radio stations continuously broadcasting on the same frequency. Combining the mediums of radio and sound, short-range FM radio transmitters will be arranged in clusters all around town, each broadcasting original music and soundscapes from neighbors, historians, artists and musicians. The sounds will be created for and with the public, resulting in a free public art experience in celebration of the city’s people, places and spaces.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Akron Art Museum Audience Engagement)750,000.0051--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5795-- Grant period: 03/01/2013 - 04/01/2016; goal: To support groundbreaking exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums, and to further the Museum's audience engagement mission.
Trustees of Davidson College (Earmark: Concierto: WDAV)30,000.00865--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5581-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To support a comprehensive marketing initiative for WDAV's Concierto program that will significantly increase audience, carriage and visibility in 2012-13.
Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet (Earmark: Reach Out and Dance)20,000.001069--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5278-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: For the expansion of the Reach Out and Dance (ROAD) program in the Akron Public Schools.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society (Earmark: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Digitization Project)75,000.00409--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4944-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To create an extensive digital database of concerts on the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) website and thereby greatly increase free online access to locally-produced classical music.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Village of Pinecrest / Pinecrest Gardens)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7049-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing the arts more deeply into communities by inviting acclaimed American environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who creates sculptures from community-sourced saplings, to create new site-specific works in the gardens.
Opera Cultura (Earmark: Bless Me Ultima Artist Commission and Engagement Work)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6773-- Grant period: 04/01/2015 - 11/30/2017; goal: To engage San Jose audiences through a series of workshops for students and adults that will culminate in the creation of 'Bless Me Ultima' - a Spanish language opera based on the work of Rudolfo Anaya.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Michelle Andonian)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7278-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide through a book of photographs and a live performances “Someday they will recognize what happened to us; not during my lifetime, but someday.” That’s what artist Michelle Andonian’s grandmother told her when Andonian was 18 and asked her grandmother how she survived the Armenian genocide of the early 20th century. With Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Andonian is launching a multi-disciplinary project called “Hope Dies Last,” to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the genocide. The project will include a book of photographs and multidisciplinary performances in the fall of 2015.
University of Wynwood (Earmark: O, Miami 2014)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6232-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2015; goal: To support production of the 2014 installment of 'O, Miami,' a month-long poetry festival seeking to expose every citizen in Miami-Dade County to poetic literature.
Mark Wallace (Earmark: Reclaimed Wood Guitars)8,000.001345--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5973-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To turn abandoned homes into a source of creativity by using reclaimed lumber to create guitars To turn abandoned homes into a source of creativity, musician Mark Wallace will use reclaimed wood to create prototype electric guitars. Built with wood sourced from Reclaim Detroit, each guitar will be branded with the address of the home that provided the wood. Through the prototyping process, Wallace will evaluate the playability and tone of various guitar designs and wood types, establish a supply chain that is scalable and identify retail outlets for the finished product. Through the process, he seeks to build on Detroit’s heritage in music and manufacturing to create a high-quality product that reflects Detroit’s design aesthetic.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: D.A.S.H.)95,000.00370--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5584-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To benefit D.A.S.H. design students with a) scholarships for seniors participating in an annual design competition and b) room and board for sophomores and juniors participating in a summer pre-college education program in New York City.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Power2Give.org tool for nonprofit arts)250,000.0087--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5281-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To assure the successful launch of power2give.org, an innovative fundraising site that will allow cultural organizations in Charlotte and Miami to post projects online and market them to potential donors.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Florida International University)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7051-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring the complexities of sea level rise in South Florida through an interdisciplinary performance featuring electronic sounds, orchestral musicians, video and dance in partnership with five prominent local artists.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Digital Stewards)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7279-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To tell the story of Detroit's neighborhoods through sound by creating 'Detroit Music Box,' a suite of community radio shows produced by the people who live there To tell the story of Detroit’s neighborhoods through sound, Detroit Digital Stewards will create a suite of digital radio shows produced by the people who live there. The shows will combine music from the neighborhood, audio from the streets and interviews with neighbors to make a feature track that asserts an identity and vision for the place. Residents and digital stewards or community technologists trained in radio production and community organizing will facilitate each broadcast on community wireless networks.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Tuesday Musical Association- Artist in Residence Program)500,000.0062--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6257-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand Tuesday Musical's Artist in Residence program allowing members of the community to engage with visiting performers through workshops, lectures and intimate concerts. An organization dear to Clara Knight, mother of the foundation’s founders, Tuesday Musical presents six concerts a season featuring classical music’s greatest artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Cecilia Bartoli and Itzhak Perlman. The group is also proactive in getting students to concerts, and providing opportunities for artists and students to work together in area schools. With new funding, this artist-in-residence program will extend the time these artists spend in the city and build workshops and master class opportunities into their visits to further benefit local youth. Details at www.tuesdaymusical.org.
Midtown Detroit (Earmark: DLECTRICITY)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5976-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring Detroiters together by expanding the light-based outdoor art festival DLECTRICITY to include a permanent installation on Woodward Avenue, among other things To bring Detroiters together through the arts, Midtown Detroit will expand DLECTRICITY, a two-night outdoor festival of art and light. Building on the success of its 2012 launch, the festival will return in 2014 to include the commissioning of a permanent light installation on Woodward Avenue. Funds will also go toward placing more installations in a more condensed geographic area in the city’s cultural center and expanding the festival’s lighted bike parade.
City of Akron (Earmark: Akron Summer Arts Experience)65,000.00490--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5282-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support robust programming through the Akron Summer Arts Experience including: Lock 3 summer concerts, festivals, and community events; Lock 4 free concerts; Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival; Sunday Symphonies; and Lock 3 Summer Arts Experience.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: ArtCenter/South Florida)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7057-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring climate change through the arts by creating ARTsail, a one-month residency program aboard a sailboat where participants will create work inspired by Miami’s relationship to water.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7281-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create 'Quarter Pop on Grand River,' an arts incubator meant to strengthen local projects by providing access to new skills and storefront spaces To strengthen Detroit’s creative businesses, the center will create Quarter Pop on Grand River, an arts incubator for new ventures. The space will provide mentoring and free marketing so that creative businesses can hone their skills and establish a clientele and audience. Quarter Pop, which will rotate its occupants every quarter, will be a designated space on Grand River that puts artistic start-ups at the crossroads of community and culture by providing them two to three months of access to storefront spaces close to the neighborhoods of Woodbridge, Downtown, Midtown and Corktown.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Knight Akron Youth Performing Arts Fund)500,000.0062--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6258-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2019; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide extensive arts training for African American youth in Akron through the YEPAW Summer Intensive, a performing arts training program at the Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (YEPAW). For the past 25 years, YEPAW has prepared the next generation of artists, arts leaders and aficionados through instruction in performing and visual arts ranging from piano to video production. The programs are particularly important in exposing young people of color in Akron to high-quality arts training, and opportunities for creative learning and expression. New funding will strengthen YEPAW’s summer institute, which will provide programming to 300 high school students. Organizational information is at www.yepaw.org.
MODCaR (Earmark: Pop It Up Detroit)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5977-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To use the power of design to produce vibrant civic spaces by bringing together architects and creatives with community advocates To use the power of design to produce vibrant civic spaces, MODCaR will bring together architects, creative and community advocates to turn an underused space into a (temporary) cultural venue. The organizers hope to turn the urban planning experience inside out, inviting the community in to first learn about design and then to help recreate a neighborhood space. If everything goes according to plan, the planning and community engagement stage will be just as critical as the physical result.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Knight Fund for Local Independent Cinemas)96,000.00369--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5940-- Grant period: 03/01/2013 - 02/28/2015; goal: To expand The Knight Fund for Local Independent Cinemas by adding a digital presence to an ongoing advertising campaign for participating art house venues in Miami.
Keepers of the Art (Earmark: Akron Hip-Hop Showcase)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5284-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the production of the 4th Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase conference.
Greater Akron Musical Association (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture: Akron)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4971-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
BankAtlantic Foundation (Earmark: BankAtlantic Foundation)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4553-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase exposure to the arts by expanding a program that partners arts nonprofits with local elementary schools BankAtlantic will expose more students to the arts by expanding a program that partners arts nonprofits with schools. To do that, BankAtlantic managers from more than 30 locations across South Florida will team up with a local non-organizations and an elementary school. Together, they will organize field trips or in-class presentations by visual and performing artists.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Haitian Cultural Arts Alliance)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7059-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring the realities of living and creating in cross-cultural communities through the “Borderless Caribbean,” a series of exchanges and exhibitions between Miami and Caribbean contemporary artists.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: WDET 101.9FM (Wayne State University))60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7282-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring the stories of Detroit's ethnic communities to life by partnering with artists and galleries to create pop-up installations featuring photography, listening stations and ambient sound - as well as a segment on WDET WDET will partner with local photographers and galleries to bring the stories of Detroit’s ethnic communities to life via pop-up gallery installations featuring photography and listening stations. The station meanwhile will use its on-air and digital channels to bring together a cross-section of Detroiters to experience the exhibit and neighborhoods. The project aims to connect people through the power of visual and oral storytelling while creating an opportunity for communities to see their own story validated and elevated in a meaningful way. The series will challenge perceptions of the role that public media and galleries play in communities, democratizing each gallery space and challenging them to be more accessible to the public.
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit (Earmark: Michigan’s First K-12 Arts Organization in Residence)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5978-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To inspire the city's youngest minds through a new program that integrates the arts into every element of an elementary school's curriculum To inspire the city’s youngest minds, Mosaic Youth Theatre will pilot a new program that integrates the arts into every element of an elementary school’s curriculum. In partnership with University Prep Science & Math School District and Marygrove College, Mosaic will become Michigan’s first “arts organization in residence,” moving into the new UPSM Elementary School. In return, the group’s professional artists will bring the arts to academic subjects, particularly science and math. In addition, the partnership will serve hundreds of students in grades six through 12 from more than 50 Detroit-area schools, who will participate in Mosaic’s theater and vocal music programs at the building. Best practices from the pilot will be shared with other Detroit educators through workshops.
National Jewish Theater Foundation (Earmark: Holocaust Theatre Archive)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5611-- Grant period: 03/01/2013 - 02/28/2014; goal: To build a publicly accessible, web-based register of all theater works relating to the Holocaust from 1933 to the present. National Jewish Theater, a not-for-profit company which celebrates Jewish culture, history and identity as well as the creative contributions of Jewish theatrical artists-playwrights, composers, lyricists, actors, musicians, choreographers, directors, and designers-by creating, preserving and presenting these works to diverse audiences across America, and throughout the world.
Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (Earmark: Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5296-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support the development of a strategic alliance with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) by providing funds to develop infrastructure and support the administrative integration of both organizations.
Florida International University Foundation (Earmark: The Wolfsonian: Illuminating the Arts)500,000.0062--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4563-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 12/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the reach of the museum by projecting images of the collection and new works on its exterior walls This project, entitled The Art of Illumination, will expand the Wolfsonian’s reach by converting the museum’s exterior facades into public exhibition spaces, using the latest digital technology and lighting systems. The images will range from large-scale digital reproductions of pieces in the museum’s collection to contemporary works that convey the museum’s mission to illuminate the active role of design in shaping every day life experiences. The technology will be flexible to allow for displays in a variety of formats, including images, video, film, photography and static and/or moving text – even interactive mobile technology. The project will elevate the museum as a civic landmark while contributing to Miami Beach’s reputation as a center for art and design.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Miami Symphony Orchestra)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7068-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Offering visibility to pianists under 12 through a competition, where the finalists perform with the orchestra at a high-profile concert.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: InsideOut Literary Arts Project)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7288-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To host a techno-poetry performance exploring the history of Detroit DJs and their contribution to contemporary music Musical genres such as house, lounge and hip-hop all have roots in Detroit, yet many people still limit the city’s musical impact to Motown. With challenge funding, local artists, led by poet Nandi Comer, will produce a multidisciplinary poetry performance that pays homage to the electronic dance movement and explores the contributions that Detroit DJs have made to it. Word and sound artists will produce recordings weaving research, personal narratives of Detroit residents and original poems. Meanwhile, youth poets with the InsideOut Literary Arts Project will participate through a new summer intensive program on Detroit’s post-Motown music legacy. The project will culminate in a public performance called “ Dancing Through the Night,” in 2015.
Mt. Elliott Makerspace (Earmark: Hyper Interactive Hip Hop Mardi Gras Parade)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5980-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate Detroit's vibrancy by creating a Hyper Interactive Hip-Hop Mardi Gras Parade that combines the unique traditions of the city's Caribbean Mardi Gras Festival, local hip-hop artists and the DIY innovators at the Mt Elliott Makerspace To encourage creativity, organizers will create a Hyper Interactive Hip-Hop Mardi Gras Parade that combines the unique traditions of the city’s Caribbean Mardi Gras Festival, local hip-hop artists and the DIY innovators at Mt Elliott Makerspace. Led by maker Jeff Sturges of the Mt Elliott Makerspace, designer/artist Ralph Taylor of Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions and artist/facilitator Piper Carter of 5E Gallery, the parade seeks to engage the community in creating an experience of beauty in costume and float design, sound, motion technology and music. Organizers hope to encourage “maker” skills in art, technology and design and foster awareness of Mardi Gras’ cultural significance.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Free Gospel Sundays at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4564-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To broaden appreciation for South Florida's gospel tradition by expanding Free Gospel Sundays at the Arsht Center With this grant, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County will broaden local appreciation for gospel music by continuing its Free Gospel Sundays program for a third and fourth year. The series celebrates the gospel tradition with concerts open to the public in the Knight Concert Hall. Performers include local gospel soloists and choirs and nationally recognized headlining artists.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: FUNDarte, Inc.)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7078-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing attention to Miami’s hidden musical talents, many of whom have immigrated to the city and have not yet made it to main stage venues, through a collaborative series with established companies and artists.
Macon Georgia Cherry Blossom Festival (Earmark: PraiseFest)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6341-- Grant period: 03/01/2014 - 02/28/2015; goal: To support PraiseFest - a free gospel music concert series that will pair Macon area gospel groups with national gospel music acts.
Notes for Notes (Earmark: MusicBox Studio Detroit)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5984-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote free and creative expression through an after-school music program where Detroit's youth can explore, create and record music To promote creative expression by the next generation, Notes for Notes will build and operate an after-school recording studio for youth, giving them a place to explore, create and record music. In partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan, the studio will be packed with guitars, keyboards, drums, DJ gear, a vocal booth and digital music workstations. Similar to its other locations in Nashville, Tenn., and Santa Barbara, Calif., Notes for Notes’ professional staff will work with youth to create and produce music and manage the studio, encouraging open conversation about students’ music, identity and life.
Florida Grand Opera (Earmark: Florida Grand Opera)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5512-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To assist in funding the search for a new general director/chief executive officer upon the retirement of Robert M. Heuer.
Creative Capital Foundation (Earmark: Spanish-language Professional Development)40,000.00748--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5318-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the presentation of two Spanish-language Professional Development Program workshops for artists in 2011 and 2012 - one in Miami, FL and one in San Jose, CA, two communities with large Spanish-speaking populations.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Show Drawn; The Upper Hand Art)8,000.001345--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7030-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Drawing attention to Miami's vibrant music scene, with the goal of encouraging more bands to play here, by creating a series of illustrations of local performances to be published in print and online.
Omowale Entertainment L.L.C. (Earmark: Traditional Drums and Dance)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5985-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring Detroit residents together through a series of West African drumming and dancing workshops that teach the form's historical and cultural significance To bring Detroit residents together, Omowale Entertainment will launch a series of West African drumming and dancing workshops that foster creative expression while teaching the form’s cultural significance. At first, the focus will be the djembe drum. From there, the workshops will incorporate dance, including its history and relevance in today’s world.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Earmark: DeVos Helps Miami, Detroit Arts)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5773-- Grant period: 03/01/2013 - 03/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To implement a series of intensive consultations with ten arts organizations in Miami and another ten in Detroit, as part two of the DeVos Institute's work in these communities. As one of the largest, busiest performing arts centers in the world, the Kennedy Center and its leadership have developed extensive expertise in strategic planning, artistic planning, board management, marketing, fundraising, and financial management. Founded in 2001 by Kennedy Center President Michael M. Kaiser, the DeVos Institute of Arts Management leverages this expertise to train, support, and empower arts managers and their boards locally, nationally, and internationally. Since its inception, the DeVos Institute has advised thousands of individuals, organizations, governments, and foundations throughout the United States and in over 80 countries on six continents. The Institute operates on the premise that while, as a culture, we spend heavily to encourage artistic talent, too little is spent to train the managers and boards who keep those artists at work. In areas hard hit by the global economic downturn, this need is especially urgent and is amplified by the rapid technological and cultural change affecting arts businesses around the world. To address this gap, the DeVos Institute partners with public and private leadership […].
Mu Performing Arts (Earmark: Mu Daiko Concert)15,000.001171--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5321-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To produce Mu Daiko's 15th anniversary concert and Minnesota tour celebrating the influence of women in Japanese ensemble drumming.
fifty over fifty (Earmark: Fifty Over Fifty: New Work Award)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4706-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2011; goal: To continue the New Works Award, for the next two years, that showcases new work of high artistic merit in the visual or performing arts.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Delou Africa)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7033-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating the arts of the African diaspora in Miami by expanding Delou Africa’s annual festival in collaboration with the founders of the national Dance Africa showcase.
PuppetART Theater (Earmark: ART Laboratory)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5989-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To challenge modern perceptions of puppetry by bringing together four Detroit organizations for puppet theater productions To challenge modern perceptions of puppetry, PuppetART will bring together four arts groups to explore an issue facing Detroit through puppetry. The theater will provide coaching, as the groups go through the production and into its performance at a mini-festival. Organizers hope that by using the symbolic and allegorical language of puppetry, the artists will help reenergize discussions on city issues while pushing the boundaries of what people consider puppetry and theater.
Penumbra Theatre Company (Earmark: Signature Series)25,000.00948--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5325-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the development and marketing of the Signature Series, a new initiative to offer artistically excellent and award-winning African-American plays to theaters around the country.
Detroit International Jazz Festival (Earmark: Detroit International Jazz Festival)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4929-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2011; goal: To develop an umbrella organization for jazz in southeast Michigan through support of Jazz Planet, an audience development and outreach project.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Independent Ethos)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7034-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Giving South Floridians an insider’s peek into Miami’s growing indie film and music scene through a website that covers the local industry.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Nate Young)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7243-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring local and international musicians together by presenting 'Trip Metal Festival,' a two-day festival featuring electronic music in all its forms To continue Detroit’s strong musical legacy, The Trip Metal Fest will be a collaborative happening that brings together local artists and their international contemporaries. Curated by Detroit-based musician Nate Young from the noise group Wolf Eyes, The Trip Metal Fest will feature electronic music in all its different forms: experimental, industrial, funk, punk, techno and more. The fest will take place during Memorial Day weekend, concurrent with the city’s Movement Festival, to best engage a diverse audience. The events seeks to establish Detroit as a place to see unique music happenings and maintain the city’s long-standing status as the birthplace of revolutionary music genres.
Trinosophes (Earmark: Detroit Soul Museum)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5993-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To shine a spotlight on Detroit's contributions to the world's musical culture by transforming a Gratiot Avenue storefront into a small music museum. To shine a spotlight on Detroit’s contributions to the world's musical culture, Trinosophes and Peoples Records are building a free museum of Detroit musical history based on the collection of record storeowner Brad Hales. The goal is to make public a collection that goes beyond the common narrative to provide a deeper examination of the Detroit sound. With Hales' store, already a major destination for Detroit music tourism, the addition of the museum at his new Eastern Market location seeks to generate more international visitors, as well as increase interest in the almost forgotten artists who have made crucial contributions to the city's legacy. The museum also plans to make this music more available to the general public through a community Internet and/or AM radio station.
Springboard for the Arts (Earmark: Springboard for the Arts Incubator Program)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4940-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To attract artists to St. Paul with the expansion of the Arts Incubator Program, providing arts groups with resources and support to help them engage their communities and supporters.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: IlluminArts)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7042-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Engaging Miami audiences with an innovative, fully staged performance of a Pulitzer Prize-winning composition inspired by the visual art at the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: ∞ mile (infinite mile))20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7249-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster artistic discourse in Detroit through a monthly, online art journal that produces reviews, interviews, articles and artist projects As a way to foster artistic discourse in Detroit, ∞ mile (infinite mile), a monthly, online art journal, publishes reviews, interviews, articles and artist projects. Inflecting on Detroit and its nuanced, experimental and diverse art scene, ∞ mile seeks to cultivate discussions and critique. With challenge funding, the journal will begin to compensate contributors, create a printed anthology of each edition at year’s end, and offset operating costs to continue to publish 11 issues per year.
Allied Media Projects (Earmark: AMP Camp)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5948-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To fuel new ideas for the classroom by providing digital media teachers with a three-day artists' retreat and a year-round network of support To help fuel new ideas for classroom instruction, Allied Media Projects will offer a three-day retreat for digital media art teachers. At the retreat, teachers will not only delve deep into their craft, but also learn from guest artist mentors and build a support network that will extend throughout the rest of the year. The idea stems from and seeks to strengthen the Detroit Future Schools project, which places digital media teaching artists in local classrooms to help students use video, audio, stop motion animation and digital photography to explore academic concepts and their own community.
Community School of the Arts (Earmark: Educational Outreach)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5242-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To inspire young artists-in-training by providing free tickets for them to attend professional arts events.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Mad Cat Theatre Company)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7047-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Promoting discussion about the impact of censorship by presenting a banned play and then producing a new work inspired by incidents of censorship in South Florida.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Broadside Press)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7251-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Broadside Press, a Detroit-based publisher for many leading African-American writers, by helping digitize its works To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Broadside Press and preserve a piece of American history, the Detroit-based publisher for many leading African-American writers will digitize its works and make them available to students. The Broadside collection includes rare, early poetry and writings from Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde, Dudley Randall, Sonia Sanchez, Robert Hayden, Etheridge Knight, and Gwendolyn Brooks, in addition to other notable writers of the 20th century black liberation movement. Almost all of this literature is out of print and difficult to obtain. With challenge funding, Broadside will provide free access to these works to K-12 schools by making them available through an e-commerce class website, accompanied by workshops and programming that provides context.
Brightmoor Alliance (Earmark: Brightmoor Art in open spaces)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5952-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To revitalize open spaces in the Brightmoor community by commissioning local artists to replace blight with public art To revitalize open spaces in the Brightmoor community, the alliance’s project will commission local artists to replace blight with public art. For the first phase of the project, the alliance has worked with the Detroit Blight Authority to remove brush and debris from a 14-block space in the area. Next organizers will choose 10 locations to revitalize and re-activate with art. With challenge funding, the alliance will select artists to work with the community in creating art that transforms the sites into safe places to visit.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society (Earmark: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society)125,000.00224--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5244-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To sponsor an expanded KnightSounds season, including the commissioning of a synchronized digital animation video to accompany one concert performance.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Bakehouse Art Complex)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7050-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing Art Hack Day to Miami – an international event, where groups of hackers and artists create an instant exhibition that blends art and technology.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Ponyride)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7256-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To formalize and expand a visiting artist-in-residence program dedicated to producing art in and for Detroit To further Detroit as a center for art and design, Ponyride, a creative incubator in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, will expand a residency program for visiting artists vested in producing art in the city. The program will offer free accommodation and a stipend to visiting artists, provided they produce art in Detroit, engage the community through outreach and education, and document their experience with the city.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Earmark: Detroit Elders Video Projection)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5954-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To illuminate some of Detroit's dark neighborhood streets through an outdoor video art installation showcasing the faces and wisdom of the city's elders To illuminate some of Detroit’s dark neighborhood streets physically and spiritually, the museum will commission a series of video art installations showcasing the faces and wisdom of the city’s elders. In conjunction with a team of Detroit media artists, distinguished filmmaker Julie Dash will create the works. Each will seek to bring light to the legacy, vitality and fabric of Detroit, while providing safe passage for residents in a city in which a recent survey said some 40 percent of streetlights were in disrepair.
Tubman African American Museum (Earmark: Tubman African American Museum)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4964-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: For a pilot project to digitally photograph 100 of the most important works in the Tubman's collection, create narrative documentation for each item, and make all readily available through the website.
Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation (Earmark: Author Reading Series)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4550-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster literary dialogue through an author reading series In order to increase appreciation for the literary arts in South Florida, the Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation will launch an author reading series. At these events, the audience will have a chance to hear from and interact with some of the world’s best-known contemporary poets.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Teatro Prometeo at Miami Dade College)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7055-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Fostering Hispanic theater in Miami, and raising its prominence nationally, through a partnership with the national Latina|o Theatre Commons where the college will host a prominent Latino playwright in residency.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Matrix Theatre Company)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7265-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To commission a well-known bilingual playwright to work with the city's Latino community in developing a new piece, 'Caridad in the Comunidad' Matrix Theatre Company will bring an award-winning playwright, Caridad Svich, to work with Detroit community members in developing a new piece of theater highlighting stories from Southwest Detroit. Svich's work is frequently produced in English and Spanish around the country and abroad. During her residency, she will work with Matrix’s artistic staff and community artists to develop a new bilingual script, which will receive a full production as part of Matrix’s 25th anniversary season in 2016. In addition, Svich will work with teens and offer classes in playwriting.
Complex Movements (Earmark: Beware of the Dandelions)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5955-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the relationship between art, science and social justice movements through a multimedia performance installation inspired by community-led efforts in Detroit To explore the relationship between art, science and social justice movements, this collective has created a multimedia performance installation inspired and informed by community-led efforts in Detroit. Through sci-fi parable, interactive hip-hop performance, video projection and creative technologies, the installation titled “Beware of the Dandelions” is an opportunity to investigate a new theory of change for the world. With challenge funding, Complex Movements will take the installation on a national tour, collecting and cross pollinating communities’ stories through performance, workshops and the feedback mechanisms built into the installation.
Cleveland Modern Dance Association (Earmark: MOMIX)15,000.001171--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5279-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To provide lead sponsorship for the 2011 performance and multiple outreach programs for the MOMIX (dance) project.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Earmark: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens)80,000.00387--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4555-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To highlight Vizcaya's historic and artistic importance by commissioning site-specific contemporary artworks inspired by this National Historic Landmark This grant will highlight Vizcaya’s historic and artistic importance by commissioning site-specific contemporary artworks inspired by this National Historic Landmark. The works will be on display for a minimum of two to three months. Vizcaya also will host companion educational programs for the public. The program aims to encourage new perspectives on Vizcaya’s history,spaces and collections while enhancing its role as a place for innovative artistic production.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7056-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Expanding arts education in the region by buying new telepresence equipment so that the center’s staff can interact directly with students in its distance learning arts programs.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: rootoftwo)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7267-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore how fear is used in contemporary media by creating do-it-yourself kits for making dynamic sculptures that change colors to reflect the prevalence of fear-related keywords in news stories To explore how fear is used in contemporary media, rootoftwo will expand its “Whithervanes” project, which consists of dynamic sculptures that change colors to reflect the prevalence of fear-related keywords in news stories. The first Whithervanes were commissioned by Creative Foundation to debut at this year’s Folkestone Triennial in the form of headless chickens that rotate away from the geographic origin of each story, indicating the intensity of fear through changing colored lighting and the number of rotations each Whithervane makes. With challenge funding, rootoftwo will create an open-source toolkit and provide workshops to help others create their own sculptures to visualize and humanize additional data and information flows. While these sculptures are intentionally humorous, rootoftwo hopes that the public becomes conscious of how contemporary media and political leaders use fear to sway opinions and actions.
Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (Earmark: Structurally Sound)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5958-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the audience for chamber music through a program where the city's architecturally and historically significant locations are transformed into musical performance spaces To expand the audience for chamber music, this new program selects architecturally or historically significant locations in the city and reinvents them as musical performance spaces. Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings musicians will then create programs that complement and illuminate the venue. For example, a performance at the old Ford Piquette Plant might feature music written during the Model T era. At the same time, academics are invited to talk about the building’s place in Detroit history, deepening the impact on the music performed. With challenge funds, Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings will expand the breadth of the series.
ArtCenter South Florida (Earmark: Development of new Residency Program)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5769-- Grant period: 02/01/2013 - 02/28/2014; goal: Development of a new residency program at the ArtCenter.
Community Hall Foundation (Earmark: Akron Civic Theatre)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5285-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To help engage diverse audiences in the Akron Civic Theatre's 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons with intergenerational, multi-cultural and community based programming.
Macon Film Festival (Earmark: Macon Film Festival (MaGa))20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4969-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To support the growth of the Macon Film Festival, its increased presence in Macon and the Middle Georgia region and the continued growth in attendance and community workshop participation.
Miami City Ballet (Earmark: Miami City Ballet)900,000.0048--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4561-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase the ballet - and the region's cultural significance - by providing orchestral accompaniment during the 2011-13 repertory seasons In a rare artistic collaboration between a major orchestra and a major ballet company, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Miami City Ballet will perform together on Jan. 29, 2009 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will play works by Stravinsky and Bizet, while the ballet dances to the compositions with choreography by Balanchine. The project will allow the organizations to assess the demand and financial support for future artistic joint ventures that could include commissioning new works.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Overtown Youth Center)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7060-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preparing teens for careers in the music industry through The Beats Academy, which will teach a range of topics from music theory to remixing.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7271-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand an outdoor celebration of performance and installation art to neighborhoods across the city The Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts is an outdoor celebration of participatory performance and installation art taking place in Detroit’s Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods. A walkable performing arts festival, the event presents radical, interactive works of performance art that activate neighborhood spaces, from alleys to storefronts and community gardens. Building on the festival’s success, organizers will expand it to additional locations in Old Redford and Detroit.
East Side Riders (Earmark: Neely & Son: Home of the East Side Riders)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5960-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster a community of urban bike design by helping the East Side Riders - artists who build bikes as a means of expression - open a shop and expand To foster a community of urban bike design, challenge funding will help East Side Riders —which sees bikes as a means of artistic expression — open a shop and expand. The group’s unmistakable bikes are decorated with a mix of found materials and new technologies, from strips of abandoned leather couches to Playstations and TVs. The group is seeking to open a bike shop on Detroit’s east side to help people find a love of biking through design.
Machine Project (Earmark: Art in public and private spaces)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5811-- Grant period: 02/01/2013 - 01/31/2014; goal: To explore the presentation of art in public and private spaces by prototyping a project in Los Angeles with three artists and presenting in Miami.
Florida International University Foundation (Earmark: Wolfsonian-FIU)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5579-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To support the development of a five-year strategic plan to engage museum stakeholders, with Dr. Jonathon Fanton as leading consultant working with Wolfsonian leadership.
TU Dance (Earmark: TU Dance Center)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5294-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To advance the TU Dance Center in St. Paul as a hub for local dance activity and a valued community resource, including service to underrepresented local populations.
Miami Light Project (Earmark: The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse)400,000.0076--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4567-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 11/30/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a hub for creative activity in Wynwood by opening an office, performance and gallery space for a diverse group of arts organizations This grant will help create The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse in Wynwood, a multidisciplinary office, performance and gallery space for a diverse group of arts organizations. The group will share everything from a theater and rehearsal area to conference rooms and office equipment. An advisory board of participating groups will make decisions about the space. Initially, the warehouse will include a performance space with seating for 100, a screening venue for 75, plus a gallery and communal office space. The Light Box will create an affordable and creative home for local organizations while striving to become a hub of activity for the Wynwood Arts District.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Greater Miami Youth Symphony)55,000.00544--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7066-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating cultural exchanges between Miami and Havana students through joint rehearsals and concerts with Cuba’s Amadeo Roldan Conservatory Orchestra.
Leander Johnson (Earmark: 12 'Zines)6,000.001371--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5968-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage Detroiters in the city's history by creating a series of 'zines that explore the city's people and places To engage Detroiters in the city’s past, this project will create 12 ’zines that examine objects, places, ideas and cultural sites that have been contested, valued, undervalued, ignored, destroyed or disfigured but continue to inform the present. Collaborating with young creative citizens in Detroit, as well as elders who hold these histories, the editors will assemble archives on these subjects and connect them to the broader historical context and speculative futures. Each month for one year, the findings will be compiled into an independently published ’zine.
Arts and Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg (Earmark: Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance)57,500.00541--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5348-- Grant period: 07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013; goal: To create the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance, a collection of trained arts journalists who will publish under the CAA banner on TV, radio, print, online and a newly developed app Charlotte’s arts journalism takes a leap forward this month as the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance launches. Funded by a $100,000 Community Arts Journalism Challenge grant awarded by Knight Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance is a partnership between the Charlotte Observer, public radio station WFAE, television station WCNC, UNC Charlotte, Qcitymetro.com and CharlotteViewpoint.org. Its goal is to collaborate in reporting, coverage and journalist outreach in order to “elevate both the volume and the quality of local arts coverage.” The five media outlets will each enlist freelance journalists to cover the arts then share the content freely with member organizations. UNC Charlotte will develop seminars and courses to help equip journalists who are new to covering the arts. Alliance Spokesman Rick Thames, the editor of the Charlotte Observer, writes of the new partnership: “By collaborating, we also expect to reach wider audiences, which will only benefit both our community and the arts organizations that aspire to enrich it.”.
Weathervane Community Playhouse (Earmark: Artistic Enrichment Outreach)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5309-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To provide theater and artistic enrichment programs to Akron schools with limited field trip budgets, specifically targeting Title I schools.
Sphinx Organization (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture: Detroit)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5037-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
New World Symphony (Earmark: Sound and Sight Video Series)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4570-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To attract new and younger audiences by commissioning contemporary artists to produce videos to accompany the music during select performances The $5 million Knight New Media Endowment for the New World Symphony will advance its use of digital technology, including further implementation of Internet2, which permits performers and audiences to share real-time experiences with other artists around the world. Once completed, the new Gehry-designed home for New World Symphony will be the world’s most technologically advanced classical music performance space. “Knight Foundation is founded upon principles of communication. Its origins are in print media, and now it recognizes the challenges and opportunities of new media,” said Howard Herring, New World Symphony president. “We are grateful for Knight Foundation support of our cutting-edge work with new media. We look forward to exploiting the capabilities of our new campus as we inform and transform musicians and audiences here in Miami and around the world.”.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: MDC Live Arts and Koubek Center)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7075-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Cultivating emerging Latino artists through an artist-in-residence program that provides them the space to produce work that reflects and engages the surrounding Little Havana neighborhood.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Piper Carter)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7274-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the role and impact of women on hip-hop through a gathering of leading figures in Detroit's digital media, art, dance and performance communities To explore the role and impact of women in hip-hop, Piper Carter will convene a gathering of leading figures in Detroit’s digital media, art, dance and performance communities. The Contemporary Interactive Women in Hip Hop Conference will be a participatory event that produces media, music and film to create a cross-cultural exchange. Organizers hope the conference will help reimagine the role women play in hip-hop.
LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books (Earmark: Folk Blues Night Traditional Music Series)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5971-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To present and document traditional music in Detroit by preserving and making available the traditionally produced recordings of the store's Folk Blues Night performances To present and document traditional music in Detroit, LO & BEHOLD! Records & Books will preserve and make available the traditionally produced recordings of the store’s Folk Blues Night performances. The intimate, acoustic event is hosted by two local folk blues musicians and features local and national performers. Each is recorded using vintage ribbon microphones, as an early blues session might have been recorded in the 1930s and ’40s. With challenge funding, the store will release recordings as a series of LPs, with booklets providing the history of the songs and information on the musicians.
Public Interest (Earmark: Speaking of Home)25,000.00948--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5310-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: For the creation Speaking of Home (SOH), a public art project focused on illuminating the lives of Minnesota's diverse communities while transforming the St. Paul skyway system.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (Earmark: Large-Scale Outdoor Sculpture)200,000.00118--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4572-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expose new audiences to contemporary art by exhibiting large-scale outdoor sculpture on Fairchild's grounds The Coral Gables garden will expose new audiences to contemporary art by exhibiting large-scale outdoor sculpture among its expansive trees and foliage. Guests will have the opportunity to take in the beauty of the garden and learn about fruit and vegetable gardens, tropical plants, native species and conservation while enjoying the artists’ works.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Seraphic Fire)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7076-- Grant period: 11/30/2015 - 11/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating the group’s 15th anniversary by commissioning and presenting six new American choral works, championing both top composers and emerging talent.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: RecoveryPark)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7275-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support a new home for John’s Carpet House, a weekly blues jam session founded by drummer John Estes Since 2003, John’s Carpet House has been a destination for blues musicians and blues lovers on Detroit’s nearly abandoned East Side. Beginning as a weekly jam session, the event takes place Sunday afternoons, May through October, with more than 1,000 people attending to hear Detroit blues in a raw, open environment, setting up barbecue grills and chairs in a few open lots. The event is a labor of love for Pete Barrow, music partner of the event’s founder John Estes, who died in 2006 Challenge funding will secure a permanent home for the event, including land for it and a permanent stage and lighting.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Earmark: MOCAD Teen Council)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5981-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To give teens a stake in the arts by creating a teen council at MOCAD that will produce programs, events and materials for their peers and adults MOCAD has a particular point of view on education: Kids have great ideas and aren’t ever taken seriously enough, and adults need more chances to goof around. The MOCAD Teen Council develops both ideas. This program brings together teens with contemporary artists and designers, providing opportunities to work collaboratively, discuss art critically, think creatively, make art and produce programs inspired by this exchange. Consisting of students from across Metro Detroit, the council will produce programs, events and museum-focused materials throughout the school year for teens and adults. The program also will include leadership, self-advocacy, public speaking and art and design training to create a core of junior docents for MOCAD, making the museum a safe and creative second home for teens.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: ARTLAB J)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7287-- Grant period: 10/01/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support Detroit Dance City Festival, a three-day celebration that provides an opportunity for local and national artists to present their work and strengthen ties in Detroit's dance community With two years under its belt, the Detroit Dance City Festival works to strengthen the local dance community by providing three days of master classes by professional and emerging artists. With the help of challenge funding, the festival will expand in coming years, to include additional programming, national and international artist residencies and ultimately a permanent home for organizers ARTLAB J that includes a black box theater and studio space.
Plowshares Theatre Company (Earmark: Unleash Your Potential)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5986-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help high school students discover their artistic talents through theater workshops in partnership with Michigan State University To help high school students discover their artistic talents, Plowshares Theatre Company will partner with Michigan State University to provide a year-round comprehensive theater performance workshop. Participants will be trained by experts in acting, singing, dancing and playwriting, attend field trips and perform publicly, with the hope of inspiring them to pursue their passion in college. To engage parents in the process, the workshop involves a volunteer group that advocates for the arts in southeastern Michigan and encourages student achievement.
Community Television Foundation of S. Florida Television Station WPBT (Earmark: Art Loft)95,000.00370--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5759-- Grant period: 02/01/2013 - 01/31/2014; goal: To produce, procure and commission original, local arts content A profile of Miami’s own dynamic and inventive choreographer Rosie Herrera kicked off WPBT2 public television’s new original series "Art Loft," which began Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at 7:30pm. Hosted by Kalyn James, this weekly 30-minute art program showcases local and national artists, openings, installations, performances and art organizations that are positioning South Florida as an emerging leader in the world of art. "Art Loft" draws on the wide variety of local producers to help develop and produce content that provides viewers a lens on this thriving and exciting arts scene. "Art Loft" is designed to be a collaboration between WPBT2, local artists, producers and other PBS stations around the county.
Springboard for the Arts (Earmark: Arts Incubator Program)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5297-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support a sustainability initiative for the Arts Incubator Program, providing fiscal sponsorship, pro bono legal services, fundraising support and organizational development assistance to artist-led non-profit projects.
Friends of the Bass Museum (Earmark: [email protected])240,000.00109--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4562-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote imaginative thinking among school children through a curriculum-based art program [email protected] aims to promote imaginative thinking among early elementary school children through a curriculum-based art program. Developed by the Bass Museum of Art in conjunction with Stanford University’s acclaimed d.school (Institute of Design), IDEA fuses art with Design Thinking, a creative process focused on building ideas by withholding judgments (i.e., there is no right or wrong). This method of problem-solving eliminates fear of failure and encourages brainstorming and prototyping. Miami-Dade teachers, who will be trained at the museum, will employ the curriculum at school and then invite students to the Bass’ Free Family Sundays where there will be coordinated activities.
Grand Forks Public School District (Earmark: Grand Forks Public School District)45,000.00721--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3852-- Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2008; goal: To establish a children's international choral music festival, "Voices of the World" featuring song and dance instructors from different countries and cultures throughout the world.
Macon Film Festival (Earmark: Macon Film Festival)72,000.00468--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6177-- Grant period: 02/01/2014 - 01/31/2016; goal: To support the continued growth and success of the Macon Film Festival with two year start up funding for a part-time contract programmer for the festival.
Wayne Writers Forum (Earmark: Midtown Detroit Literary Walk 2013)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5994-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage the city in literature by expanding a literary walk in Midtown where national and local writers read at a series of stops a short walking distance from each other To engage Detroiters in literature, the Wayne Writers’ Forum will expand its literary walk in Midtown. On one day in June, national and local writers, in addition to poets from local schools, will gather to read at a series of stops a short walking distance apart. Detroiters then will stroll between the stops and experience a variety of works and genres. The walk creates a rare opportunity for metro Detroit residents to hear major American authors, while drawing visitors from across the city and the suburbs into Midtown.
Cleveland International Film Festival (Earmark: Day and Knight in Akron)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5781-- Grant period: 02/01/2013 - 02/28/2014; goal: To present "Day and Knight in Akron" which would parallel a full day of the Festival in Akron on Thursday, April 11, 2013.
Florida Grand Opera (Earmark: Free For All)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4568-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To cultivate a new audience for opera by holding a drawing for free tickets to a performance of Carmen “Opera FREE-FOR-ALL” aims to identify and cultivate a new audience for opera by holding a drawing for free tickets to a 2010 performance of Carmen. Some 2,200 tickets will be given away to the public through a chance-giveaway. Those entries not receiving free tickets will get a code entitling them to purchase a ticket to a different performance of Carmen at a discount.
Young Nation (Earmark: TAP, Southwest Rides Deck Design Series)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5995-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To spread art into neighborhoods by commissioning local artists to create a series of skateboard and bicycle designs that will be sold out of a local shop To spread art more deeply into Detroit neighborhoods, Young Nation will commission Detroit youth artists to create a series of skateboard and bicycle designs to be sold at the youth-run bicycle and skate shop Southwest Rides, powered by local partnering organization Urban Neighborhood Initiatives. After five designs are created through a workshop, the teen employees and staff will work with a local print shop to have them created on skateboards and bike placards. The artworks will then be sold to help sustain Young Nation and Southwest Rides.
Teatro Avante (Earmark: International Hispanic Theatre Festival)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4569-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2012; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support and enhance an award-winning Hispanic theater festival by adding a comprehensive Latin American theater conference Teatro Avante will elevate the importance of Hispanic theater in Miami by expanding its 25th annual International Hispanic Theatre Festival in 2010. The educational component, co-sponsored by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College and Mexico’s Rodolfo Usigli Theatre Research Center, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami, will include a conference on Latin American theatre, post-performance forums, visual art and other exhibits.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Button Poetry)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7200-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide the community with access to top spoken-word artists through monthly performances and workshops. To increase appreciation for poetry, Button Poetry will bring nationally recognized poets to downtown St. Paul for its monthly Soap Boxing Poetry Slams. Button Poetry will also offer cash prizes for poetry slam winners to encourage participation by local and regional poets. Video of the slams will be uploaded to YouTube. Simultaneously, workshops will support the literary growth of the St. Paul community. This multifaceted approach is designed to encourage poets of all backgrounds and experience to participate, bringing a diversity of voices and audience and an electric competitiveness to the event.
Zimbabwe Cultural Centre of Detroit (Earmark: Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5996-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/17/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To unite artists in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Detroit by transforming two living spaces into cultural consulates To connect artists in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Detroit, local organizers will transform two living spaces in both cities into cultural consulates. There, artists will collaborate — physically, virtually or through exhibits — creating a sense of community. In addition, the Detroit location will have an artist residency for Zimbabweans, where they can work and research. Already the center is planning an exchange at the Public Pool gallery, with exhibits by artists that will include a live collaboration via Skype between DJs in each city. The project celebrates the work of artists in Zimbabwe and Detroit and works to build stronger connections between the art communities.
Public Art Saint Paul (Earmark: The Language of Urbanism: A Six-Mile Photographic Inquiry)30,000.00865--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4939-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To reflect and engage residents along University Avenue with the production of Wing Young Huie's University Avenue Project-The Language of Urbanism: A Six-Mile Photographic Inquiry.
Kathleen Hudspeth (Earmark: Kathleen Hudspeth)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4571-- Grant period: 12/01/2009 - 10/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote traditional print media and artists' books by creating a communal print shop serving the arts community Turn-Based Press will promote a culture of printmaking by creating a communal print shop serving the arts community. The organization will offer expertise in addition to tools and materials to artists for the production and investigation of print and book arts. Equipment may include an etching press, letterpress, screen-printing equipment and bookbinding related items.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Curious Incident)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7203-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To highlight the history of St. Paul's unused spaces by energizing them with immersive arts events. To highlight the history of St. Paul’s unused spaces, curious incident will produce three immersive arts experiences focused on raising awareness of the history of St. Paul and its vibrant arts scene. Curious incident will transform three secret, underutilized spaces into creative wonderlands that spark the imagination of and provide memorable, one-of-a-kind experiences for audiences. The group will partner with local artists, musicians, residents and historians to create these events, providing access to places and stories not typically available to the public.
Leni Sinclair (Earmark: Leni Sinclair Photo Archive)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5997-- Grant period: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To preserve the history of Detroit musicians by archiving a photography collection that dates to the 1960s To preserve the history of Detroit’s music scene, photographer Leni Sinclair will create a public archive of her personal photo collection dating back to the early 1960s. Sinclair will add data — name of the artist, for example, and the place the photo was taken — to some 57,000 negatives taken of such greats as John Coltrane and of Detroit clubs, including the historic Baker's Keyboard Lounge. The archive will help preserve Detroit’s music legacy for future generations.
Mu Performing Arts (Earmark: Theater Mu)25,000.00948--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4953-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To produce WTF, a contemporary play by Katie Ka Van exploring the second-generation Hmong-American experience.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Marsha Music)6,000.001371--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7083-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating “Salon De’troit,” a space led by Marsha Music for artists and thinkers to exchange ideas and explore topics relating to the Motor City.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: East Side Freedom Library)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7204-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create large-scale artworks that celebrate freedom and honor the people who have shaped the city's East Side. To promote "the work of freedom" and to honor the people who have shaped St. Paul’s East Side, the East Side Freedom Library will commission large-scale artworks for the recently vacated 1917 Beaux Arts Carnegie Library as part of the repurposing of the iconic building into an educational and cultural center. The artwork telling the stories of the community will be fitted to the architectural rondelles above the existing library shelves, carved into large new reading tables and displayed as a stairway mural and on moveable exhibition walls.
Hot Summer Jazz Festival (Earmark: Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5207-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To support the Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival, a free music event that opens the downtown St. Paul performing arts season in September.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Institute of Arts)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7086-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Reimagining the Osborn neighborhood as an art destination by commissioning two Osborn-born artists and a fellow Detroit artist to engage the community in creating a large-scale welcome mural.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Saint Paul Public Schools)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7220-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To encourage creative expression by creating a space to present high-quality student-produced art events. To encourage creative expression, Gallery 65 will present high-quality, student-produced art and events to the public within Saint Paul’s Creative Arts School. The existing space opens onto a highly trafficked street through a wall of windows visible to pedestrians and drivers alike. Students will not just create the art but learn career skills including how to set up a show, market an event and more. The project is part of an overall renovation of the middle and high school that includes turning an unused pool into a performance space and new music and recording studios.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Free School of Hamtramck)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7087-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Sharing the poetry and visual art of imprisoned individuals who meet weekly in a writing workshop by publishing a chapbook series that showcases their art and stories.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Walker West Music Academy)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7232-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring jazz music back to Selby Avenue through a monthly free concert series at Walker West's new music center. To bring jazz music back to Selby Avenue, the Walker West Music Academy will offer a free concert series at its new music center. Beginning in 2015, the monthly events will take place in the center’s new 75-seat performance venue, and will feature Twin Cities and national artists performing in all-ages concerts. Organizers believe the series will bring critically needed arts and cultural programming to a stretch of Selby Avenue in need of redevelopment.
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais (Earmark: Un Techo Para Mi País)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5918-- Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 11/01/2013; goal: To support TECHO in launching its first 'Colecta' event in Miami, which aims to engage 1,000 Miami youth volunteers to help fight poverty in Latin America.
Actors' Summit (Earmark: Actors' Summit)20,000.001069--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5277-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To entice new audiences to the Actors' Summit, through a community engagement program targeting youth and their parents.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Prankster Press)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7088-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating new ways to perceive and navigate the city through “The Detroit Atlas,” a series of maps that demarcate the city based on a variety of perceptions collected from history, weather patterns, public data and subjective experiences.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Ananya Dance Theatre)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7197-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To tell the story of womens' roles in the global food system through an interdisciplinary piece. To tell the story of women’s roles in the global food system, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea, visual artist Seitu Jones and behavioral artist Marcus Young will partner with Frogtown Farm, Afro Eco, and the Indigenous Peoples Task Force to produce an evening performance reflecting and honoring the age-old work of women who cultivate, nurture and protect land and agriculture. The work will employ contemporary Indian dance to weave together artistic process and social justice in telling the stories of those whose often-unacknowledged labor sustains communities.
Cleveland International Film Festival (Earmark: Knight Night in Akron)70,000.00473--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5280-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support "Knight Night in Akron" and Akron Preview Event for the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival (2011) and 36th Cleveland International Film Festival (2012).
Michigan State University (Earmark: Michigan State University: Wharton Center)15,000.001171--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4154-- Grant period: 06/01/2007 - 06/01/2008; goal: To provide underwriting support for the Wharton Center's 25th anniversary celebration on October 14, 2007.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Vito Valdez and Katie Yamasaki)14,000.001240--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7091-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving a symbol of local Chicano pride by restoring and completing a mural, the “Shield of Peace and Non-violence,” in Southwest Detroit.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Hamilton Ink Spot)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7205-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand this cooperative that provides daily classes and a mentorship program for the hand printing of original artwork. To extend its impact and reach, downtown’s Hamilton Ink Spot will expand its programs to foster the art of printmaking and to make it more accessible to new audiences. The expansion will include letterpress and screen printing classes, a drop-in studio for families and individuals, a print cooperative for mid-career artists, paid internships, a mentorship program for high school-age artists, a mobile printmaking program serving K-12 students and exhibitions of local, regional and nationally recognized artists.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Earmark: Minnesota Cultural Data Project)40,000.00748--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5292-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support the Minnesota Cultural Data Project (CDP), a powerful online management tool designed to strengthen the nonprofit arts and cultural sector by collecting and disseminating comprehensive, high-quality data to support fact-based decision making.
Center City District Foundation (Earmark: Dilworth Plaza Redevelopment)850,000.0050--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4408-- Grant period: 07/01/2008 - 07/31/2009; goal: To create a signature public space for Philadelphia by advancing the redevelopment of Dilworth Plaza The Center City District works to strengthen the competitiveness of Center City Philadelphia as a place to live, work and visit. This grant will help the economic development agency transform Dilworth Plaza, the city’s unwelcoming and underutilized public square adjacent to City Hall. Funds will help develop construction and engineering plans and tally the cost of transforming Dilworth Plaza into a central gathering place. The plans will be based on designs that emerged from a Knight-funded 2006 session, where architects, with public input, imagined a verdant plaza with space for outdoor cafes and cultural events.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: CAVE Detroit)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7092-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Helping artists create more ambitious projects by providing financial support for emerging artists exhibiting at this artist-run project space.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7207-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help develop local screenwriters through a fellowship competition where all finalists receive mentoring and classes to improve their work To develop local screenwriters, the Independent Filmmaker Project will create a new, dedicated fellowship competition for talented screenwriters. All finalists will receive guided mentorships and dedicated classes to refine and improve their work, and one winner will receive a grant to continue developing his/her chosen piece. The new fellowship aims to raise the national visibility of St. Paul and Minnesota screenwriters and screenwriting as an art form locally.
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Society (Earmark: Alliance with GTC Youth Symphonies)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5299-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2013; goal: To support the development of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) and Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies (GTCYS) strategic alliance.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Complex Movements)45,000.00721--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7116-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing the interactive performance installation, “Beware of the Dandelions,” which toured nationally with stories of Detroit’s social justice movements, back home so Detroiters can experience the stories of other cities it visited.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Jeff Bartlett)45,000.00721--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7208-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To transform the city's landmarks by having lighting designer Jeff Bartlett turn buildings into kinetic canvases for light, color and drama To transform landmark buildings in St. Paul, master lighting designer Jeff Bartlett will turn architectural icons into kinetic canvases for light, color and drama. Inspired by the interplay of form and movement on the theatrical stage, Bartlett adds a new layer of visual experience to the nighttime urban landscape; infusing familiar surroundings with a palpable sense of wonder and delight. Entice into Rice begins with cascades of colored light shimmering across buildings surrounding the Park during Winter Carnival 2016. It continues with a series of permanent, artistically designed lighting features within the Park to bring its landscape to life, creating a visual touchstone for a St. Paul evening.
Sphinx Organization (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture for Detroit)36,000.00816--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5304-- Grant period: 09/01/2011 - 08/31/2012; goal: To implement Year 2 of Knight Foundation's Random Acts of Culture initiative, a highly successful program central to the strategy of audience engagement.
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4925-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2012; goal: To feature artists who show exceptional promise in the field and who are interested in democratic and collaborative practices in their art-making through the emerging artist exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Miami Art Museum of Dade County Association (Earmark: Executive search)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4676-- Grant period: 10/31/2009 - 10/31/2011; goal: To support Miami Art Museum's executive search for a chief curator, a search necessary in ensuring the overall vitality of the institution.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Assemble Sound)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7118-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring the breadth of music talent in the city by pairing local musicians across genres and generations to write, produce and record albums together.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Jonathan Oppenheimer)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7209-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To amplify artists' and immigrant business owners' voices along Snelling Avenue through mosaics, graffiti art and paint murals that showcase the neighborhood's stories. To amplify the voices of artists and immigrant business owners, Jonathan Oppenheimer will transform a half-mile stretch of Snelling Avenue by commissioning four experienced public artists to create murals that weave together the theme of “starting anew.” Artists Lori Greene, Greta McLain, Eric Mattheis and Yuya Negishi will collaborate with immigrant business owners in creating mosaics, graffiti art and paint murals that reflect the changes in culture and residents, as well as the promise and struggles of the community, over time.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Foundation of Women in Hip-Hop)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7121-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving hip-hop culture and the legacy of Detroit rapper and producer J Dilla with daylong workshops in art and technology that help youth explore the creative potential of cutting-edge software and tools.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: M2 Foundation)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7211-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster a love for music in St. Paul youth by teaching them to perform African and Brazilian rhythms on percussion instruments, preparing for performances at the Saint Paul Saints' new ballpark. To foster a love of music in St. Paul youth, leading Twin Cities drummers, dancers and singers will work with diverse youth using the model of three renowned drum ensembles from Brazil, Japan and the United Kingdom. Youth will learn drum styles from around the world, using everything from traditional percussion instruments to garbage cans and brake drums. Their co-created performances will include singing, chanting and original choreography and will take place at the new St. Paul Saints ballpark.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture: Miami)48,000.00720--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4945-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (Earmark: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall)73,700.00467--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4659-- Grant period: 10/31/2009 - 10/30/2010; goal: For the Detroit Symphony Orchestra performance at Independent Sector Conference, November 4, 2009.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: InsideOut Literary Arts Project)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7122-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Expanding the literary arts in Detroit by turning the statewide teen poetry slam “Louder Than a Bomb” into year-round programming for students.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: McNally Smith College of Music Foundation)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7212-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide high school-aged students interested in music careers with the rare opportunity to attend a prestigious Grammy Camp, staffed by Grammy professionals. To provide high school students with rare opportunities to improve their artistic skills, McNally Smith College of Music will host a GRAMMY camp in summer 2015. St. Paul was chosen as the fourth city in the country, after Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, to host a GRAMMY Camp. GRAMMY professionals will staff the week-long immersive residential camp for talented high school students and offer opportunities to learn about audio engineering, electronic music production, songwriting, performance, journalism, video production and the music business.
National Foundation For The Advancement In The Arts (Earmark: YoungArts Salon)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6108-- Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 08/31/2014; goal: To launch the YoungArts Salon - a series of discussions with creative luminaries in the literary, visual and design arts; including an evening with Marina Abramovic and Matthu Placek, which will precede the Art Basel 2013 public premier of their collaborative work “A Portrait of Marina Abramovic” at the YoungArts Miami Campus.
Plowshares Theatre Company (Earmark: Plowshares Theatre Company)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4957-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2012; goal: To support Plowshares Theatre Company in carrying out its artistic mission of developing new works in African-American theater for a culturally and socially diverse audience.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7133-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Expanding the DEPE Space residency program for individuals of any discipline whose work expands the thinking around what is possible when art is used as a change agent.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Mizna)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7214-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster the arts in the city's Arab-American community by bringing acclaimed Arab writers and filmmakers to present their works in the city's parks, art spaces and bars. To introduce new audiences to Arab-American arts, Mizna will launch Arab America at Home, a series of cultural events highlighting how the Arab-American experience is an innate part of the American landscape. St. Paul residents, for example, will be able to meet Arab writers at a literary picnic, watch an Arab film outdoors at Meers Park or take part in a community dialogue at a local bar or cafe, and more. Mizna hopes to undo pervasive stereotypes of Arabs and to gather St. Paul residents together to reflect on intersecting experiences of identity, self-expression and creativity.
Macon Symphony Orchestra (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture: Macon)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4963-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 04/30/2011; goal: To break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of residents with Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in non-traditional settings.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Mu Performing Arts)70,000.00473--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7216-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To empower immigrants in the Twin Cities to tell their stories through original theatrical performances with puppetry, masks and movement created in collaboration with Masanari Kawahara. To bring the voices of the Twin Cities’ immigrant communities to the forefront, Mu Performing Arts will work with artist Masanari Kawahara to create an original play about the 21st century immigrant experience. Kawahara is himself an immigrant who has shared his own stories through his art. The play will include puppetry, masks and movement – the hallmarks of Kawahara’s distinct theatrical style. Kawahara will gather stories from St. Paul residents for the script, and train participants in movement and basic puppetry, assisted by Mu’s teaching artists.
Weathervane Community Playhouse (Earmark: 'Flyin' West' outreach)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5560-- Grant period: 06/01/2012 - 05/31/2013; goal: To launch a grassroots community outreach campaign to support the production of Pearl Cleage's "Flyin' West," scheduled to run February 7-24, 2013.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Shades of Yellow)19,000.001157--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7222-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build the Hmong LGBT artist community by creating a studio where artists can create, perform and receive support to creatively share their stories. To build the Hmong/ Asian Pacific Island (HAPI) LGBTQ artist community, Shades of Yellow will open a studio where artists can create, perform and receive support to creatively share their stories. Often HAPI LGBTQ artists have to compartmentalize themselves, being an artist in one space, LGBTQ in a separate space, and HAPI in yet another. This compartmentalization thwarts creativity and community. Shades of Yellow will provide a space and a leadership project that celebrates the intersection of these identities and empowers these artists to lead others to find their voices, explore their identities and creatively share their stories with the world.
Capitol Theatre (Earmark: Big Night Fund)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4970-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To create the Big Night Fund, which will provide reduced facility rental fees for area non-profit organizations.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Knight Akron Dance Fund)5,000,000.005--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6725-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/28/2022; goal: To create the Knight Akron Dance Fund, to support artistic excellence and innovation in dance through the establishment of a national center for choreography located on the University of Akron campus.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Baroque Room)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7227-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase the Saint Paul classical music scene during the Art Crawl through performances in art gallery spaces. To showcase Saint Paul’s classical music scene, The Baroque Room will present performances in art gallery spaces during the October, 2015 Saint Paul Art Crawl. The performances, which will feature a host of local classical music organizations, will aim to showcase the wide variety of classical groups and upcoming performances in the city, and introduce residents to new organizations. All events will be free.
Americans for the Arts (Earmark: 2012 Emerging Leaders Preconference)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5564-- Grant period: 06/01/2012 - 06/01/2013; goal: To support the establishment of the Knight Fellows program and the Fellows' participation in Americans for the Arts' 2012 Emerging Leaders Preconference, scheduled for June 7-8, 2012 in San Antonio, Tex.
Macon Arts Alliance (Earmark: Macon Arts Alliance : Fired Works)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4973-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To support enhanced marketing of the Fired Works Regional Ceramics Exhibit and Sale, the primary fundraiser for the Macon Arts Alliance.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (Earmark: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3819-- Grant period: 10/01/2005 - 10/01/2007; goal: To attract and retain diverse, new audience members to performances and education programs.
Koresh Dance Company (Earmark: Come Together Dance Festival 2015)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6744-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/29/2016; goal: To engage audiences with the Come Together Dance Festival at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre - a showcase of performances by 24 of Philadelphia's best dance companies.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Twin Cities Jazz Festival)125,000.00224--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7230-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To increase audiences for jazz by expanding the outdoor stages in Lowertown for the Twin Cities Jazz Festival. To increase audiences for jazz, the Twin Cities Jazz Festival will use challenge funding to add three stages in Saint Paul and bring in top national acts. Launched in 1999 to a crowd of 3,000, the festival has since grown to more than 30,000 people in a free, three-day event based in Lowertown’s Mears Park. In 2015, two new stages in the St. Paul Saints’ Lowertown Ballpark will feature headliners from New Orleans and also Minnesota’s finest jazz artists. A third stage will open in 2016 in historic Rice Park, helping the festival to further expand its footprint and increase attendance.
Hayiya Dance Theatre (Earmark: Hayiya Dance Outreach)6,000.001371--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4974-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To support growth in programming and community outreach as well as application for tax exempt status.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: WorkHorse Coffee Bar)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7234-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage the commuting public through an intimate streetscape gallery in a vintage fire-hose cabinet near the new Green Line. To engage Green Line LRT commuters, the WorkHorse Coffee Bar will create and curate the “smallest museum in St. Paul” inside a vintage fire-hose cabinet outside its establishment. While pedestrian traffic is expected to climb with the new light rail line, the coffee bar plans to commission artists to transform the outdoor cabinet on a monthly basis into a micro-museum. Organizers envision the site as a space for humor, engagement, reaction and sidewalk discourse.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Deonte Osayande)4,000.001412--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7081-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Expanding the Michigan Metaphorical Melee, a poetry festival, to include a team poetry slam, showcases of local publishers, workshops and a theater production where local poets perform characters based on their writings.
Play On Philly! (Earmark: POP Academy)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6737-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/28/2017; goal: To engage Philadelphia at-risk youth with the launch of the Play On, Philly! Academy - an El Sistema inspired program that will provide high-level musical training and creative expression opportunities to local high school students.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Aaron Dysart, Andrea Steudel, Emily Stover and Asia Ward)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7194-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the landmark power plant in downtown St. Paul as a largely sustainable fuel source by projecting a light show on the steam plume that billows from the roof To celebrate the landmark power plant in downtown St. Paul as a largely sustainable fuel source, a group of artists will use the steam plume as a screen to project light displays. The light installations on this billowing feature at the District Energy plant, located in the center of the city on a main thoroughfare, will shed light on the community’s collective energy use and bring attention to the significance of sustainable energy.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Corktown Studios)4,500.001411--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7082-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Highlighting Detroit’s rock and hip-hop musicians by professionally recording sessions of Corktown Studios’ “unplugged” performance showcase, “The Haunted Wood Revue”.
University of Miami (Earmark: Recital Hall at the University of Miami)7,500,000.003--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6724-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/29/2020; goal: To develop artistic talent in South Florida by supporting the building of a state of the art recital hall at the University of Miami.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: In Progress)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7206-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To build understanding of the long invisible, yet vibrant North End community through digital storytelling by local youth and adults. To build understanding of the long invisible yet vibrant North End community, In Progress will bring neighbors together to tell stories of life, work and family through digital media. Activities, led jointly by artists and youth, will help North End residents learn the art of storytelling and how to express, through photos, videos and music, what it means to be part of this community. Each activity will be product-driven, so participants receive immediate evidence of their contributions to the collection of stories.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Strategic Planning)250,000.0087--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5498-- Grant period: 01/01/2013 - 12/31/2013; goal: To support strategic planning for the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums.
Chez Bushwick (Earmark: Artist Residency)105,000.00264--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5556-- Grant period: 05/09/2012 - 05/09/2015; goal: To support a three-year artists' residency for collaborations between Chez Bushwick Founding Director Jonah Bokaer and Miami-raised sculptor and conceptual artist Daniel Arsham at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Chace Morris)7,500.001354--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7084-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Using poetry and hip-hop to examine the relationship between citizen and city within the context of “RoboCop,” the science fiction film set in Detroit with parallels to life today.
INVISIBLE RIVER (Earmark: INVISIBLE RIVER 2015)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6745-- Grant period: 03/01/2015 - 02/29/2016; goal: To engage Philadelphia audiences with 'INVISIBLE RIVER 2015' - a site-specific interactive dance performance held on and along the banks of the Schuylkill River.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Nautilus Music-Theater)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7217-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To become a major resource in the artistic and social renaissance of Lowertown St. Paul by expanding programming and audience engagement efforts in a new street-level space. To become a major resource in the renaissance of the neighborhood of Lowertown in St. Paul, Nautilus Music-Theater will use its new, street-level space to more deeply engage the public in the arts by expanding its Rough Cuts Series, which involves monthly readings of new works followed by a conversation with the audience. Funding will increase the number of readings, support new works, and help promote the events to the community and more.
Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop (Earmark: Youth Excellence Performing Arts Workshop)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5466-- Grant period: 05/01/2012 - 04/30/2014; goal: To provide extensive arts training for youth in Cascade Village of greater Akron, and to leverage our 2010 Communities grant by enabling youth to engage their community through the arts and encourage passion for the arts.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Bangla School of Music)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7089-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating Bengali culture with a bilingual songbook and CD featuring the works of Nobel Prize-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, set to the work of Detroit composer Akram Hussain and reflecting on the immigrant experience of Bengali-Americans in the Motor City.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Stahl Construction Company)45,000.00721--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7224-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To preserve the legacy of St. Paul's architecture by restoring the historical company signs that distinguish Lowertown. To preserve the legacy of St. Paul’s architecture, Stahl Construction Company will restore some of the historic company signs that distinguish the Lowertown neighborhood. Some two dozen signs in Lowertown from the 19th to mid-20th centuries were painted by professionals commonly called “wall dogs” directly onto the brick walls of commercial buildings. These signs advertised everything from a cigar factory to carriages and stocks. Stahl Construction will select for restoration and conservation a number of these historic signs from Lowertown’s commercial past.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Exploring Gender Through 'Carmen')20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7095-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring gender and sexuality through a transgender production of Bizet’s “Carmen” where the performance is set in a minimum-security prison reminiscent of the series “Orange Is the New Black”.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Wonderlust Productions)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7233-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To tell the stories of the state Capitol through a site-specific play generated by the politicians, staffers, reporters and other people who bring the place to life each day. To provide a behind-the-scenes peak of the state Capitol, Wonderlust Productions will stage a community-driven play with music and dance about – and at – the State Capitol. The play will be created using stories shared by a diverse cross-section of people who work at the Capitol, including politicians, staffers, reporters and others. It will be produced and performed by a mixture of Capitol workers and professionals. The performance will explore the place and people that translate civic life into action and keep the wheels of state government turning each day, while also offering participants an opportunity to share their stories, dreams, challenges and victories.
Park Square Theatre Company (Earmark: Park Square Theatre Company)40,000.00748--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4941-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To expand programming to teen audiences through use of a new 142-seat thrust stage.
United States Artists (Earmark: United States Artists, Inc.)1,000,000.0038--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4643-- Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 10/31/2014; goal: To invest in 18 of America's finest artists working in the 26 Knight communities and illuminate the value of artists to society.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Adrienne Maree Brown)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7098-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Engaging artists in the city’s future by expanding a salon series that uses science fiction to envision – and ultimately create – a better Detroit.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Zeitgeist)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7235-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To unite the aural and oral experiences of audiences through musical works that accompany particular dishes created by five St. Paul chefs at events in Studio Z in downtown St. Paul. To meld the musical and culinary arts, composer Ben Houge will create five musical works designed to partner with meal courses prepared by five local chefs. This “food opera” will be served to diners at Studio Z in downtown St. Paul in spring 2016. Each work will be recorded and made available to restaurants to be used to accompany featured dishes. Works will also be available for download on Zeitgeist’s website, along with recipes for the dishes they accompany.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Knight Arts Challenge Miami)2,738,500.0018--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6197-- Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 11/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support the winners of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Miami, including the winner of the People's Choice Award.
Miami Dade College Foundation (Earmark: Miami International Film Festival)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5272-- Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 07/31/2013; goal: To attract the world's best filmmakers to Miami annually to share their new works with Miami audiences and fellow filmmakers through the Miami International Film Festival Grand Jury Competitions The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation sponsors the grand jury prizes for the festival, which is produced and presented by Miami Dade College. "These prizes help place the festival – and Miami's growing film scene – on the world stage," said Dennis Scholl, vice president/arts and Miami program director for Knight Foundation, which has supported the festival since 2006. "For South Floridians, the arts are also one way to bring our diverse community together. Films spark dialogue, transport us and move us, creating the common cultural experiences that make great cities." "The Knight Foundation awards continue to be the bedrock of our ability to attract high-quality North American and U.S. premieres to Miami," said festival executive director Jaie Laplante. "We are fortunate to have the continued support of the foundation, and an invitation to the three Knight Foundation competitions continues to be highly-sought among international and domestic filmmakers." The three categories are: Knight Grand Jury World Competition ($20,000): given to U.S. films premiering at the festival and created by […].
Penumbra Theatre Company (Earmark: OKRA: Penumbra Theatre Company)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4943-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To support Penumbra Theatre's New Play Development Program called OKRA.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Historical Society)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7101-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving this moment in Detroit’s evolution by partnering with students at the College for Creative Studies to “Re-Document” Detroit in a photo series similar to one done by a professor and students in the 1970s and ’80s.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: American Composers Forum)7,000.001359--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7196-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring the arts into people’s everyday lives by infusing music experiences into unlikely places in downtown St. Paul during the noontime hour. To bring the arts into people’s everyday lives, American Composers Forum will infuse composer-generated music experiences into unlikely places in downtown St. Paul during the noontime hour. With their project called Landmark to Lowertown, the forum will capture a new audience of downtown workers through outside-the-performance-hall performances by M.anifest, a rapper/musician from Accra, Ghana; Malamanya, a six-member Latin American and Caribbean band; and Beatrix* JAR, a sound art duo that draws inspiration from AM radios paired with flash cameras, modified children’s toys and electronic beats.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art (Earmark: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art)2,930,000.0017--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4946-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 10/31/2013; goal: To complete construction of the final of the five new buildings and two historic buildings that make up the new Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art campus in Biloxi and to produce a related documentary.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Halima Cassells)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7102-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating interactive installations where participants exchange goods, stories and ideas, and take part in up-cycled fashion workshops.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Asian Economic Development Association)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7198-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the importance of water through art at the St. Paul Water Festival, a Minnesota adaptation of events that take place in Southeast Asia. To increase awareness of Asian art and artists and to explore the importance of water through art, the Asian Economic Development Association will host a St. Paul Water Festival, a Minnesota adaptation of festivities that are held annually in Southeast Asia to celebrate the lunar New Year. St. Paul’s adaptation will feature traditional and contemporary art, music and dance showcases and demonstrations, and interactive take-home activities. The organization hopes to activate underused public spaces, boost creative enterprise and inspire new ways to use these places and gather.
The Minnesota Opera (Earmark: Minnesota Opera Company: Wuthering Heights)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4948-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To record and distribute the Minnesota Opera's production of Bernard Herrmann's opera Wuthering Heights in movie theaters worldwide.
The Free Library of Philadelphia (Earmark: The Free Library of Philadelphia)75,000.00409--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4141-- Grant period: 04/01/2007 - 04/01/2008; goal: To highlight new possibilities that the Benjamin Franklin Parkway has to offer the region, both culturally and economically, by supporting the first annual Philadelphia Book Festival.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Stitching up Detroit / Grace in Action)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7105-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Providing training for teens in creative industries by launching a youth-led, membership-based community print shop focused on screen-printing, design and entrepreneurship.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Contempo Physical Dance)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7202-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring international artists and their expertise to St. Paul through an annual choreography residency for those working in Brazilian or African Diaspora contemporary dance. To challenge assumptions about African and contemporary dance, Contempo Physical Dance will conduct an annual choreography residency for those who are experimenting with fusing contemporary with Brazilian and African Diaspora dance. Artistic Director Marciano Silva dos Santos will identify one choreographer every year who is an artistic leader in his or her home country, but whose work is less familiar within the regional community. Through extensive workshops, classes and creation of a full-length work for Contempo, these residencies seek to elevate St. Paul as a pioneering site for contemporary dance production and exploration.
Tubman African American Museum (Earmark: Poetic Peace: Tubman African American Museum)6,000.001371--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4965-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; goal: To increase awareness of spoken word art by making the Poetic Peace programming available to a wider audience and inviting increased participation through nominal awards.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs)125,000.00224--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4111-- Grant period: 04/01/2007 - 06/30/2008; goal: To encourage diverse, young audiences in Miami to attend arts and cultural events by learning how to reach them with messages about performances and discounted tickets.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Tiff Massey)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7106-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Launching a one-month residency for international and national visual artists who use metal as their primary medium.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Michael Bahl)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7213-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a landmark for St. Paul bicycle culture through a sculpture that doubles as a bike rack. To establish a sculptural landmark for the St. Paul bicycle culture, Paleo-osteological Interpreter Michael Bahl will create the bronze skeleton of a large imaginary mammal in repose; its ribcage will function as a bike rack. A bony crest on the dome of its skull will suggest a bike helmet. Bahl's work, called the Paleo-osteological Bike Rack, focuses on how prehistoric skeletons, while taken for granted as science, can evolve into works of art. When the individual bones are joined in a united effort, a skeleton becomes the ultimate functioning mechanism, or in this case, a whimsical bike rack.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Knight Masterworks Season)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5044-- Grant period: 10/01/2010 - 09/30/2011; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To continue to elevate classical programming in the community and to fulfill Knight's commitment to sponsoring last season's John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season, inaugurated in 2009-10.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art (Earmark: Art Education Center)500,000.0062--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4243-- Grant period: 06/01/2008 - 07/31/2011; goal: To help catalyze growth of the downtown cultural district by supporting a capital campaign to expand and improve the museum facility, create a new education center, and strengthen the museum's collections and library The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, which exhibits and collects works of American artists, serves an audience of more than 90,000 annually. This grant will help improve the museum’s facilities and programs, in order to create a new cultural hub for the downtown area currently undergoing a renaissance. Through the capital campaign, the museum plans to add 10,000 square feet of gallery space, a café, museum shop and WiFi-enabled lounge that will create a new downtown destination. A new Art Education Center and public art library, centered on K-12 learning, will more than double the number of local students participating in programs. The museum will also fill gaps in its permanent collection of American art, strengthening its identity as a premier regional American art museum.
Marygrove College (Earmark: Marygrove College)650,000.0059--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3729-- Grant period: 09/20/2005 - 09/20/2008; goal: To establish an Institute for Arts-Infused Education and to expand the Onstage arts outreach programs.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Spread Art)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7112-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Providing space and support for Detroit-based visual, performing and literary artists through a three-month residency to create and present new work.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: MN Spoken Word Association)14,000.001240--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7215-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate the city through spoken word by creating a tapestry of poems written by residents in 10 rapidly growing neighborhoods. To celebrate the city through spoken word, this challenge winner will create a literal tapestry of poems written by residents in 10 of the city’s rapidly growing neighborhoods. During the Association’s annual festival, neighborhood teams with the assistance of professionals will create poem that represents their community. Each team will take part in a screen-printing session where their poem is printed onto fabric for their tapestry square. The original textiles will be stitched together. A digital image will be made so that the poem can be shown publicly. Each year a new square will be added to the tapestry to show its evolution.
The Center for Emerging Visual Artists (Earmark: Made in Philly)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5383-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring visual art to a wider audience by placing locally produced art in public advertising spaces in the same neighborhood where the piece was produced Summary: To bring visual art to a wider audience, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists will place locally produced art in public advertising spaces in the same neighborhood where the piece was produced. The hyper-local visual art initiative will populate neighborhood public spaces like bus shelters, vacant storefronts and rail and subway platforms with images and public art exhibitions that are “created 100 feet from here.” For over a decade, the center’s Philadelphia Open Studio Tours have brought people to artists’ studios. This project will bring studio artwork directly to the people in their own communities.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Artist-in-residency program)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7117-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Increasing the public’s understanding of Arab and Arab-American culture through an artist-in-residence program that engages the community and serves as an incubator for new works.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Ragamala Dance)18,000.001158--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7218-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring traditional Indian arts into the community by inviting musicians, poets, dancers and storytellers to celebrate Navarathri, the Festival of Nine Nights, in a public celebration. Inspired by the festival of Navaratri, Ragamala will invite the greater St. Paul community to a public gathering. In South India, Navaratri (the festival of nine nights) is an occasion for communities to come together in one another’s homes, an intimate way of sharing art among families and friends. With challenge funding, Ragamala will transform the Landmark Center’s Weyerhaeuser Auditorium into a South Indian living room filled with traditional displays of art and food. Artists from the Indian community will present short performances, and any guest who wishes to participate—youth and adults of all cultures and backgrounds, celebrated artists alongside people who have never performed in public—will be invited to share his or her art.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Knight Arts Challenge Detroit)2,124,000.0025--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6143-- Grant period: 09/01/2013 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support the winners of the 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit, including the winner of the People's Choice Award.
The Crossing (Earmark: Performances at the Icebox)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5394-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To introduce a wider audience to contemporary chamber music by establishing a series of new works designed specifically for a nontraditional venue-the recently restored Crane Arts' Icebox Summary: To introduce a wider audience to contemporary choral music, The Crossing will establish a series of new works designed specifically for a nontraditional venue – the recently restored Crane Arts’ Icebox. The project seeks to engage active art-goers who frequent performing arts spaces, but who may not attend a church, the traditional home of choirs. Because The Icebox has such unique cathedral and acoustic properties, The Crossing will develop four significant choir commissions for it over two years, each of which will be designed aurally and physically for the space.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Afrikan Music Institute)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7120-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating a nomadic funk opera by staging cutting-edge outdoor musical performances throughout the city.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Science Museum of Minnesota)55,000.00544--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7221-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore race and racism through community workshops that are paired with a museum exhibition, led by Penumbra Theatre Company, and grounded in theater techniques. To help students more deeply explore race and racism, the museum and Penumbra Theatre Company will use theater workshops to extend the impact of the museum’s exhibition, “RACE: Are We So Different?” This interdisciplinary experience will explore the distinctions between what science tells us about race (which has changed significantly over the past decade); the history and ramifications of race as a social construct; and the day-to-day experience of race in contemporary America. The workshops, which will take place once the acclaimed exhibition returns from a national tour in 2015, will offer a unique opportunity for students to think and feel deeply about issues within a safe space for learning and exploration.
The Hacktory (Earmark: Corps of Interactive Tech/Artist Teachers)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5396-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote the use of technology in the arts by developing a corps of interactive artist teachers who will share their knowledge and expertise in programming and engineering with Philadelphia artists Summary: To promote the use of technology in the arts, The Hacktory will develop an intensive tech/art curriculum where local artist-educators working in digital and technical mediums will teach a new corps of fledgling artists. The new artists will gain experience by teaching not only at The Hacktory, but also at local schools, after school programs and other educational organizations. Regular reunions for the artists and original instructors will be planned throughout their term to provide the new corps with support and to trade ideas. A final exhibition will feature their new skills.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Diversity at Sphinx Finals Concert)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7126-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Increasing diversity in and accessibility to classical music by providing free tickets and programming – plus TV and online broadcasts – of the annual Sphinx Finals Concert at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Max M. Fisher Music Center.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Sweet 317)6,000.001371--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7226-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To offer a free monthly music series at this intimate space in Lowertown focused on art forward events. To expand on Lowertown’s interactive art offerings, Sweet 317, a live/work space focused on art-forward events, will offer an intimate music series. The events will combine the visual arts with musical performances in a living room-meets-gallery environment. Organizers hope the series will bring people together to connect with artists in surprising ways.
Orchestra 2001 (Earmark: New Music Celebrations of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5402-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting a new concerto based on the civil rights leader's life and featuring local performers Summary: Orchestra 2001 will present a new music project celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring collaborations with the St. Thomas Gospel Choir, composer Jay Fluellen, and young musicians and composers from West Philadelphia’s “Play On, Philly!” program. The concert will include the world premiere of a new clarinet concerto based on King’s life by Curtis Institute faculty composer Richard Danielpour, featuring clarinetist Anthony McGill, a Curtis graduate. Open rehearsals and educational activities will take place in four African-American communities with a final concert at the Kimmel Center during the week of Martin Luther King Day, 2014.
Springboard for the Arts (Earmark: Springboard for the Arts)75,000.00409--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5268-- Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 06/30/2013; goal: To bring Springboard for the Arts' Community Supported Art program to Knight Foundation's eight communities over the next two years, inspiring local art movements.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Heritage Works)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7130-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Sharing West African traditions with Detroiters by providing a residency for a West African griot who will mentor local youth and artists in the oral traditions of Mali and Senegal, resulting in a performance of Detroit stories.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Alec Soth / Little Brown Mushroom)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7195-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create “The Winnebago Workshop,” a mobile classroom where teens are paired with artists to create multimedia stories To enable artists ages 16 to18 to think ambitiously about art-making and storytelling, Alec Soth and the artists at Little Brown Mushroom will create a mobile classroom in a Winnebago. Every month young artists will board the Winnebago and set out to gather the stories of local communities through photography, video, illustration and writing. At the end of the workshops, students will publicly screen their projects on the side of their mobile classroom.
Miami Book Fair International (Earmark: Honoring Mitch Kaplan at MBFI)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5752-- Grant period: 12/10/2012 - 12/09/2013; goal: To honor Mitch Kaplan's contribution to Books & Books 30th Anniversary.
Partners for Sacred Places (Earmark: Philadelphia Theatrical Design Center)180,000.00146--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5408-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand the capacity of the city's theater community by providing a new space for theater designers and visual artists at a decommissioned church Summary: To expand the capacity of Philadelphia’s theater community, Partners for Sacred Places will provide a new space for theater designers and visual artists at a spacious local church. By providing office, storage, construction and implementation space, as well as the opportunity to share equipment, the space will naturally promote more collaboration, labor efficiency and a greener approach to theatrical productions. The project will also offer storage space for standard size flats and platforms, costumes and props while helping to preserve and repurpose a much beloved and endangered church, giving it a future value to the community.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7132-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing more arts programs into Detroit schools by pairing professional performing artists with middle schools that don’t have theater programs for short-term residencies.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Barry Madore)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7199-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase Latino East Siders through a fictional radio novela/variety show, broadcast on the new Dayton's Bluff FM station. To showcase Latino East Siders, Nuestro Pueblo San Pablo Productions will create a radio and live theater project that will provide an artistic avenue for this growing and active community to express and showcase itself. Three live theater productions at underused neighborhood venues will introduce an accompanying series of 20 fictional radio novela episodes, to be broadcast on WEQY. The project is also designed to mentor and train community members and artists in the art and technical aspects of radio and theater. Nuestro Pueblo San Pablo is a collaboration of Dayton’s Bluff Community Council, WEQY FM community radio, Fire on the Bluff Productions (Barry Madore) and Teatro del Pueblo.
University City District (Earmark: A Permanent Place for Temporary Art in University City)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5412-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To establish a new outlet for public art that showcases temporary installations to the city's tens of thousands of daily commuters Summary: To establish a new outlet for public art, University City District will showcase rotating installations at one of Philadelphia’s newest public spaces, The Porch at 30th Street Station. By creating new, site-specific works of art for The Porch, which is within one of the city’s major centers of transportation and employment, art will elevate and enliven the mundane experience of commuting. The district will partner with Greenhouse Media, a Philadelphia-based group that has facilitated public art all over the country, including the High Line in New York City and the MOMA in San Francisco.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: 826michigan)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7134-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Fostering a love of literature in youth by turning the Eastern Market writing center into a pretend “robot factory” where students create stories to humanize the bots 826michigan serves more than 3,000 school-aged students with free writing and tutoring programs in Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.
BalletX (Earmark: 10th Anniversary Season)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6726-- Grant period: 02/01/2015 - 06/30/2016; goal: To engage Philadelphia audiences with artistically excellent dance through support for BalletX's 10th anniversary season.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Center for Hmong Arts and Talent)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7201-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To highlight the best of Hmong design through the Fresh Traditions Fashion Show, where contestants incorporate the five traditional Hmong fabrics into contemporary form. To highlight the best of Hmong design, the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent will expand the Fresh Traditions Fashion Show, an event featuring designers who are tasked with incorporating five traditional elements into a contemporary form. The show has become the premier platform for emerging Hmong fashion designers/artists and is the only culturally inspired fashion event that exhibits the creativity, originality and quality of work by Hmong designers/artists. The expanded fashion show will provide Hmong artists with career support, valuable entrepreneurial and event organizing skills, resources and more.
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (Earmark: Midnight Madness)350,000.0081--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5400-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage new audiences in the visual arts by launching With Art Philadelphia, a two-year joint marketing program that includes late-night happenings for younger audiences at local museums To engage younger audiences in the visual arts, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, in partnership with the city of Philadelphia and partner museums, will launch a series of late-night summer happenings for audiences ages 40 and under. Anchored by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, these events will include music, food and rare midnight tours of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. The series is part of With Art Philadelphia, a two-year collaborative marketing program to showcase the visual arts in the city and to position Philadelphia as a great arts destination. With Art Philadelphia is led by a partnership of 10 city organizations and cultural partners.
Tallahassee Film Festival (Earmark: Tallahassee Film Festival, Inc.)60,000.00495--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4326-- Grant period: 06/01/2008 - 07/31/2010; goal: For start-up funding for the first two years of the Tallahassee Film Festival - one of several projects coming out of the Knight Creative Communities Initiative in Tallahassee.
Silicon Valley Creates (Earmark: 2015 Legacy Laureate)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6729-- Grant period: 02/01/2015 - 01/31/2016; goal: To support San Jose/Silicon Valley's growing cultural community through the 2015 Artist Laureate Awards and Knight Legacy Laureate award - recognizing achievement in the arts and contributions to the cultural life of Silicon Valley. See also 2014 Laureate.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Ka Joog)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7210-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To preserve the art of Somali poetry through a mobile art program offering performances and educational programming. To preserve the art of Somali poetry, Ka Joog will bring a mobile art program to neighborhoods across St. Paul, elevating Somali art forms and creating connections across peoples and communities. The pop-up arts education programs will focus on teaching Somali traditional oral art forms, increasing intercultural understanding, and engaging youth in positive activities that simultaneously connect them with their vibrant cultural heritage. Artists will lead classes that encourage youth to explore poetry, music and theater, and learn to respond critically, thus building bridges for collaboration and exposure for Somali artists.
The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Earmark: Daniel Arsham: Performative Architecture)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5417-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To create a new sculpture series by artist Daniel Arsham at the museum that will debut along with a live performance and explore the boundaries between the galleries and theater Summary: The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) will commission artist Daniel Arsham to create a sculptural intervention within the museum’s architecture that will explore the boundaries between museums and theaters. Arsham’s exhibition will become a stage for interactive, performative sculptures as well as a live performance choreographed by Jonah Bokaer. Arsham’s prior works for stage design, including those for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, are typically limited in scale and material to move easily between theaters. During his Philadelphia residency, Arsham will develop a more complex, interactive space and explore new materials and media.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Hair Experience)8,000.001345--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7085-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Strengthening the Detroit Hair Experience, a hair, fashion and art event for Detroiters to share their passions with each other.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Earmark: 2015 Fringe Festival)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6732-- Grant period: 02/01/2015 - 01/31/2016; goal: To engage Philadelphia audiences with the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival - a forum for cutting-edge dance, theater, visual arts, music and spoken word performances set in venues across the city.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Rogue Citizen / Free Range Music Cooperative)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7219-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate St. Paul Hip-Hop through an arts and music series that draws attention to an often overlooked culture in the city. To celebrate and strengthen St. Paul hip-hop, Free Range Music Cooperative and Rogue Citizen artist collective will produce an event series celebrating the genre’s elements and history. Titled CULTURE, the series will feature established visual, performance and recording artists while remaining accessible to artists and fans of all backgrounds and ages. This arts and music series highlights an underexposed subculture in and of St. Paul and prioritizes the creators’ agency in how they are portrayed and how the events are organized.
Florida Grand Opera (Earmark: Florida Grand Opera)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5771-- Grant period: 12/07/2012 - 12/06/2013; goal: To commence a strategic planning process.
1stACT Silicon Valley (Earmark: SoFA)1,810,000.0029--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5170-- Grant period: 07/01/2011 - 07/31/2014; goal: To create a sustainable transformation of San Jose's urban core into a vibrant cultural and social hub for the region.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: McEwen Studio / A(n) Office)13,000.001247--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7090-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Exploring design tactics for early industrial “balloon-frame” houses in Detroit, a research project that presents alternatives for vacant and publicly owned structures, to be displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Silvia Pontaza)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7223-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To make art more accessible to the Latino community by creating a community radio show and podcast that provides context on local cultural exhibits and events. To make art more accessible to the Latino Community, radio host Silvia Pontanza will create “Coco’s Latinidad Art Radio Review,” a show and podcast that explains the arts in layman terms for Latinos unaccustomed to the St. Paul arts scene. Moving between English and Spanish, the show will integrate radio skits, interviews, contests, visiting guest artists and reviews, finding a thread that helps a novice take a leap of faith in experiencing the arts. The heart of the show will be Coco, a radio personality Pontaza developed during her time on a popular variety show in Guatemala City.
Cannonball Miami (Earmark: Cannonball Miami)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5774-- Grant period: 12/07/2012 - 12/06/2013; goal: To engage the board and staff in the development of a five-year strategic plan for Cannonball Miami, ensuring the financial and programmatic future of Miami's premiere artist residency Based in downtown Miami, Cannonball is a non-profit arts organization known for its advocacy and innovative programs supporting today's artists. Core initiatives include: SeminArt, providing free educational and professional development services to artists; LegalLink, an in-house legal advice and referral service for artists and arts organizations; and the Residency Program, which offers long-term live/work space for local artists and short-term residencies for visiting cultural producers.
The Wilma Theater (Earmark: Creating a Common Artistic Voice)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5401-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To enhance training for local actors by creating a series of master classes Summary: To enhance training for local theater artists and increase the diversity and skill level of the local theater community, The Wilma Theater will create a series of master classes. Curated by artistic director Blanka Zizka, the classes will take place over the course of two seasons. These classes will enhance not only the Wilma’s productions, but also the available talent pool for all of Philadelphia’s theater and film producers.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4920-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2011; goal: To present a major exhibition of Miami-based Bruce Weber's photographs of Miami's Haitian community.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Youth Volume)22,000.001064--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7097-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Recording a hip-hop violin single featuring Eastside youth performing classical pieces with the beats of three local artists.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Sumunar Indonesian Music and Dance)13,000.001247--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7225-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To introduce St. Paul audiences to the tradition of the Indonesian wayang kulit (shadow puppet play), based on traditional stories and current events in Minnesota. To introduce local audiences to Indonesian shadow puppet plays, known as wayang kulit, Sumunar will collaborate with Green T Productions, a local theatre/dance company, to create a Minnesota version. With the Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble providing the energizing musical accompaniment, the traditional form will have a strong local twist, with both shadow puppetry and live acting used for a play derived from history, current events and well-known characters, and generously infused with humor. (Imagine, for example, Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox, riding on the new Green Line.) The result will be an entertainment for all ages.
The Clay Studio (Earmark: Guerilla Mug Assault)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5395-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To explore the relevance of handmade ceramic objects in the 21st century by providing a handmade mug to people leaving coffee shops with disposable cups and encouraging them to post about their experiences on the Web Summary: The Clay Studio seeks to explore the relevance of handmade ceramic objects in the 21st century. To generate excitement for two exhibitions exploring the sociological and anthropological issues associated with dining and the personal significance taken on by ceramic objects for their makers and users, the studio will target individuals leaving Philadelphia coffee shops with disposable to-go cups. Some 500 people will receive a free handmade mug of their choice with an attached tag including the maker’s bio and the project’s premise. They will also be encouraged to post their experiences using their mug and the relationship they develop with it on the studio’s blog and social media sites.
Chez Bushwick (Earmark: Chez Bushwick)12,000.001256--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4641-- Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2011; goal: To produce the one-week Miami residency of REPLICA, a multidisciplinary performance work for stage, gallery and alternative exhibition space that manipulates concepts of space and representation.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Anders Ruhwald)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7099-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Turning a Detroit apartment into an art installation and community space that embraces fire’s transformative qualities, with everything inside made of charred wood, steel, molten glass and black ceramics.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Bindery Projects)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7228-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To ensure the city is part of the national discourse on contemporary art by showcasing prominent artists at this artist-run exhibition space. To ensure St. Paul is part of the national discourse on contemporary art, The Bindery Projects, an artist-run exhibition space, will showcase prominent local and national artists over the course of two years. The 2-year-old space sees itself as a platform wehre conversations on contemporay art that are happening internationally can become localized. Challenge funding will help the space expand its mission and feature those interested in how art can stimulate social change, blurring the lines between high art, community art and art-based activism.
Sean Stoops (Earmark: Animated Architecture: 3D Video Mapping Projections on Historic Sites)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5405-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support an innovative form of 3D storytelling by creating a series of outdoor video art events screened on local buildings Summary: To support an innovative form of 3D digital animation, the project will create outdoor and indoor video art events screened on local buildings. The site-specific events, at venues throughout the city, will use 3D projection mapping – a recent technology that animates stationary objects with immersion video, sound and music. Viewers will not need special glasses for the viewings; animations will be processed by software that projects over architectural surfaces, generating the animated 3D effects.
Chez Bushwick (Earmark: Chez Bushwick)12,000.001256--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4958-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2011; goal: For additional production support of the one-week Miami residency of REPLICA, a multidisciplinary performance work for stage, gallery and alternative exhibition space that manipulates concepts of space and representation.
WHYY (Earmark: WHYY)90,000.00375--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4337-- Grant period: 04/01/2008 - 04/30/2009; goal: To cultivate a robust engine for high-quality, 24/7 local information by facilitating the launch of WHYY's web news service.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Interstate Arts)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7103-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing the stories of a Detroit building to life in “Good Bones,” a multimedia performance of shadow puppetry and projections that explores the Sophie Wright Settlement House and the neighborhood’s stories of perseverance and evolution.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Winding Sheet Outfit)4,000.001412--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7229-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To infuse a sense of magic and wonder into theater through a storytelling performance that takes place beneath a black tent that travels around the city. To infuse a sense of magic and wonder into theater, The Winding Sheet Outfit will transform a 10-by-10-foot pavilion tent into a versatile but tiny theater. The space will be the setting for several five- to ten-minute pieces – providing curious performances for up to eight audience members at a time. Meanwhile, the outside waiting area will have a vintage carnival-type atmosphere. The organizers seek to surprise audience members with a quieter, more personal experience that evokes a moment of unexpected discovery.
San Jose Taiko Group (Earmark: San Jose Taiko)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6055-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2015; goal: To celebrate San Jose Taiko's 40th anniversary by increasing staff capacity and investing in future leadership.
The University of the Arts (Earmark: Creative Incubator)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5410-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote economic stability for the city's cultural community by offering support to emerging creative businesses with pre-seed funding, mentorships programs and workshops Summary: To promote economic stability for the city’s cultural community, the University of the Arts will offer support to emerging creative businesses with pre-seed funding, mentorship programs and workshops. The effort will expand its current programming to accommodate burgeoning creative businesses, providing access to workshops on business and entrepreneurship not normally available to the artistic community. Classes will help new companies develop business plans, offer free advice on strategies, marketing, legal questions and business critiques.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Corpus)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7109-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating a sense of place through art with a series of murals on Southwest Detroit’s commercial buildings that feature Mexican culture along with advertisements.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Unify University!)7,000.001359--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7231-- Grant period: 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate cultural unity by commissioning artists to build giant street puppets for the Unify University Community Parade. To celebrate cultural unity, the Unify University Community Parade will commission artists to build giant street puppets for its annual event. The 5-year-old parade is a celebration of pride and power for the diverse areas at the eastern end of University Avenue, including the longtime African-American neighborhoods in Rondo and the Asian and other immigrant communities of Frogtown. Artists will lead neighborhood kids and their parents in group art projects that will be used in the event.
City Lights Theater Company (Earmark: San Jose Theatre Productions)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6056-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support an established San Jose theater company's ongoing efforts to engage new audiences and present artistically excellent theater productions.
Kimmel Center (Earmark: Underground Residencies at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5420-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage new audiences in the performing arts by creating a residency program for innovative and emerging art groups in the Kimmel Center's black box theater Summary: To engage new audiences, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will create a residency program in its black-box theater for innovative and emerging arts groups. In contrast to the center’s more traditional offerings, the new Innovation Studio will be a place to produce new, edgier programs and to provide the support and visibility local groups need to gain exposure and expand their audience base.
Pennsylvania Ballet Association (Earmark: Pennsylvania Ballet Association)25,000.00948--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4678-- Grant period: 10/01/2009 - 09/30/2010; goal: To support the world premier of a Matthew Neenan ballet on October 21, 2009 by matching a challenge grant from the Jerome Robbins' New Essential Works Program.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Alise Alousi)32,500.00862--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7110-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Sharing the stories of recent Iraqi women refugees in Detroit by pairing them with Iraqi artists and writers to develop a series of photo essays about their lives.
Mu Performing Arts (Earmark: Mu Daiko)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6063-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support the Mu Daiko 2013-14 taiko drumming series - performed in St. Paul by Minnesota's only pan-Asian performing arts organization.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Scott Hocking)37,500.00812--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7113-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Utilizing the metal armatures of former commercial signage on various Detroit buildings by creating illuminated vacuum-formed sign versions of famous artworks and installing them throughout the city.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (Earmark: Bring to Light: Philadelphia)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5407-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To encourage broader audience participation in the city's visual arts by expanding "Philly Photo Day 2012," where the community is invited to take and submit a picture that is ultimately used in an exhibition Summary: To encourage broader audience participation in the city’s visual arts, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center will expand Philly Photo Day, where every member of the community is invited to take a picture on the same day for an exhibition. On Philly Photo Day – Oct. 26, 2012 – the center will distribute disposable digital cameras to community centers in underserved neighborhoods and send artists to teach residents how to use the cameras. In addition to the exhibition at the center, the captured images will be exhibited in public spaces throughout the city, including trains, buses and on billboards.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Cobo Center)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7114-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Inspiring the city by programming Cobo’s large exterior screen with digital art from local and national artists.
Community Television Foundation of S. Florida Television Station WPBT (Earmark: Art Loft)190,000.00144--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6523-- Grant period: 01/01/2014 - 09/30/2015; goal: To continue to engage audiences with WPBT2's 'Art Loft' - a weekly arts and culture program featuring content by and about South Florida artists and arts organizations.
Forecast Public Artworks (Earmark: Public Art Review)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6083-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To expand the digital presence of Public Art Review - a premier source of journalism exploring contemporary public art around the world - through the addition and development of interactive online features and content.
The Brothers Network (Earmark: Henry 'Box' Brown - The Escape Artist)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5413-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To introduce more diverse audiences to the performing arts by creating a multidisciplinary festival that features black male choreographers, filmmakers, actors, writers and composers Summary: The Brothers Network will create a multidisciplinary festival inspired by the life of Henry “Box” Brown, an enslaved African who shipped himself to Philadelphia in a wooden box to gain his freedom in 1849. The wooden box will serve as an artistic metaphor to explore the pedagogy of oppression and to examine the notions of liberation through symposia, dialogue and artistic interpretation.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Sidewalk Festival of the Performing Arts)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7115-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Enlivening public spaces with nature-based art through Sidewalks and SideTrails, a residency program that develops and presents walkable performances and installations along the trails of Brightmoor’s Eliza Howell Park.
American Composers Forum (Earmark: NextNotes)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6109-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2015; goal: To support NextNotes High School Composition Awards - the first national mentoring and music composition awards program designed to encourage and recognize the creativity of high school age composers.
Moore College of Art & Design (Earmark: Urban Drive-In with DIY Food Culture)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5414-- Grant period: 04/02/2012 - 04/01/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To introduce the work of local visual artists and filmmakers to a wider audience by establishing an urban drive-in movie theater on the Parkway Summary: To introduce the work of local visual artists and filmmakers to a wider audience, The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design will establish an outdoor independent film series on the Ben Franklin Parkway. From May through September, films by area artists and filmmakers will be shown on a large, outdoor screen. Filmmakers will introduce their work and participate in Q&A sessions with moviegoers. In place of the traditional concession stand, a rotating roster of Philadelphia food trucks will serve a variety of street snacks for picnicking in Aviator Park. In the spirit of classic drive-in theaters, video works and short films by area artists will precede feature presentations.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Pewabic Pottery)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7128-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating an interactive ceramic experience for all ages through a mobile clay party where participants work with an artist to decorate a pot, which is fired on site and pulled red-hot from the kiln to reveal unique designs and patterns that serve as a metaphor for creative rebirth.
Chemical Heritage Foundation (Earmark: 'Particle Falls' digital light show)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6113-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: 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.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Michigan Theater)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7131-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Building community through the Cinetopia Film Festival by increasing the number of free screenings and events for underserved audiences while expanding the Detroit Voices program for local filmmakers.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Motionpoems' 'Arrivals and Departures')15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6119-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support Motionpoems' 'Arrivals and Departures' - a public projection of poetry films that will activate Union Depot, the future hub of St. Paul's Central Corridor Light Rail.
Swim Pony Performing Arts (Earmark: Outside The (Black) Box)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5378-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To weave the arts into the community by presenting revamped versions of plays in non-traditional spaces, including Eastern State Penitentiary and the Land Conservancy of Elkins Park Summary: To weave the arts into the community, Swim Pony Performing Arts will present original, contemporary plays in nontraditional spaces, including Eastern State Penitentiary and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The yearlong series will produce two new versions of popular works from the company’s repertoire – The Ballad of Joe Hill and The Giant Squid – and also feature the premiere of a gothic love story. Swim Pony Performing Arts will create new partnerships beyond those traditionally involved in the city’s theater community as a way of attracting younger, more adventurous art-seeking audiences.
University of Wynwood (Earmark: University of Wynwood and Coral Morphologic)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5760-- Grant period: 12/01/2012 - 11/30/2014; goal: To support streamlined operations for University of Wynwood and Coral Morphologic, two arts-related organizations sharing a facility in Overtown.
GoKash Productions (Earmark: Philly Urban Theatre Festival)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5381-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote original plays through a free theater festival dedicated to the contemporary African-American experience Summary: GoKash Productions will promote original plays through a free theater festival dedicated to multicultural themes. Over the past two years, the festival has drawn between 2,000 and 3,500 patrons to an event largely focused on the contemporary African-American experience and partially funded by ticket sales. With this new support, the event will be free and will launch with the theme “Diversity OnStage,” to include diverse topics and artists from a range of ethnic and racial backgrounds.
University of Miami (Earmark: University of Miami MFA Program)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4132-- Grant period: 03/01/2007 - 03/01/2008; goal: To create a blueprint for a possible Masters in Fine Arts program.
Erica Hawthorne (Earmark: Small But Mighty Arts Grants)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5404-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 04/30/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To give a boost to local artists by creating a mini grant program to help cover their production costs with awards ranging from $50 to $1,000 Summary: To give a boost to local artists, this project will create a mini grant program to help finance their art making with awards ranging from $50 to $1,000. Most current grants are highly competitive and geared toward larger organizations, providing little to no small grant funding options for individual artists. For example, $100 could mean the ability to purchase supplies for a visual artist’s next great piece of work, while $500 could cover studio cost for a recording artist. The program will help keep local artists producing works that enrich the city.
Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami (Earmark: Knight Concert Hall: Miami Performing Arts Center)------Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4104-- Grant period: 03/01/2007 - 03/01/2008; goal: To tell the story of the Knight brothers, their connection to Miami, and why their name is borne by the Knight Concert Hall, through commissioning a bronze bas relief plaque that will be placed at the hall.
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (Earmark: ColorWheels: Delivering Creativity to Your Neighborhood)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5419-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To engage the community in hands-on art-making by expanding the reach of a mobile studio where participants create projects inspired by their neighborhoods Summary: To engage the community in hands-on art making, this project will expand the reach of its mobile studio where participants create projects inspired by their neighborhoods. ColorWheels is equipped with the supplies needed for teaching artists to lead culturally relevant art projects influenced by neighborhood settings and informed by community members. While currently focused on the South Philadelphia neighborhoods surrounding Fleisher, this grant will bring ColorWheels to community sites, neighborhood festivals and public schools throughout Philadelphia.
Arts & Business Council of Miami (Earmark: Arts & Business Council of Miami)70,000.00473--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4918-- Grant period: 08/01/2010 - 07/31/2011; goal: To create a new online platform for generating greater citizen awareness of South Florida's arts and cultural events.
COSACOSA art at large (Earmark: Site and Sound Gardens)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5424-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To transform overgrown and abandoned spaces into "sacred" art parks for the community by engaging residents to create visual and sound gardens in the Niceville-Tioga neighborhood Summary: COSACOSA will work with artists and community residents to transform vacant lots in Nicetown-Tioga into a series of visual and sound “gardens.” These art parks will include both permanent and temporary sculpture and sound art exhibitions, and will explore issues of concern to the neighborhood. Monthly family-friendly art-making workshops will help build community ownership and provide neighbors of all ages and abilities with new creative opportunities. The gardens will bring neighbors of different ages and cultures together while creating a model for site and sound place-making in other city neighborhoods.
Musical Arts Association (Earmark: 2012 Blossom Music Festival)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5663-- Grant period: 12/01/2012 - 11/30/2013; goal: To eliminate economic and geographic barriers to entry and encourage greater audience engagement at the 2012 Blossom Music Festival.
Museum of Contemporary Art (Earmark: Collector-to-Collector)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6054-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support the production of 'Collector-to-Collector' - a broadcast series that will feature prominent collectors who have contributed to the development of the arts in South Florida and address the motives, passions and rewards of collecting fine art. Collector to Collector event, Mar. 23-24, 2013.
Charlotte Symphony Orchestra Society (Earmark: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5677-- Grant period: 12/01/2012 - 11/30/2014; goal: To support the expansion and diversification of the Charlotte Symphony's audiences through continued support for its KnightSounds concert series.
Naatak (Earmark: Amaa Vasya)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6070-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 12/31/2014; goal: To support the production of Naatak's Amaa Vasya - an original Hindi play that will address issues regarding cultural standards of beauty in the Indian-American community.
Macon Film Festival (Earmark: Macon Film Festival)7,500.001354--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5739-- Grant period: 12/01/2012 - 11/30/2013; goal: To enhance the ability of Macon Film Festival, Inc. to fulfill its mission of celebrating the art and craft of the moving image by presenting a four day film festival in February of 2013.
Asian Arts Initiative (Earmark: Neighborhood Spotlight Series)45,000.00721--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5398-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide everyday artistic experiences in Chinatown and South Philadelphia by creating site-specific works for nontraditional places like restaurants, storefronts and public plazas Summary: This series seeks to provide everyday artistic experiences for residents and visitors alike in Chinatown and South Philadelphia. The Asian Arts Initiative will invite five teams of artists to create site-specific works of art in nontraditional places – a restaurant, storefront window, parking lot, public park or plaza, for example. Each installation will engage residents through community workshops, other public programming and multimedia content. The project invites audiences to experience neighborhoods as destinations of diverse histories and spirited complexity.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Stupor)18,000.001158--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7093-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Sharing Hamtramck through “Stupor,” a zine that collects and publishes true stories from the people who frequent the city’s many bars and watering holes.
Kimmel Center (Earmark: Underground Residencies)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6547-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2016; goal: To foster artistic innovation through 'Underground Residencies' - a residency program that provides emerging artists a platform for artistic experimentation and collaboration at the Kimmel Center.
IFP Minnesota (Earmark: Film & Video Master Class)13,500.001246--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6087-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support a one-year pilot programming Master Class series targeted toward mid-career and established Minnesota film and video artists at IFP Minnesota in St. Paul.
Franklin's Paine Skatepark Fund (Earmark: Skateable City)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5418-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help transform neighborhoods by turning blacktop lots into art-laden skate parks Summary: To help create a sense of place, the Franklin’s Paine Skatepark Fund will turn several West Philadelphia blacktop lots into art-laden skate parks. Guided by a recently completed Master Plan for Philadelphia Skateboarding, and in partnership with the city, the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Mural Arts Program and Recycling Artists in Residency, the fund will work with local artists to design functional and artistic obstacles, as well as way-finding markers that blaze a trail through the cityscape. Leveraging the artistic and design skills intrinsic to the skateboarding community, the fund will seek to create a skateable connection between neighborhoods.
Grantmakers in the Arts (Earmark: Grantmakers in the Arts)75,000.00409--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4904-- Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 06/30/2013; goal: To educate and inspire the field of arts philanthropy through an Information and Communication Initiative, which will provide valuable communication tools for funders and arts nonprofits.
University of Wynwood (Earmark: Poem Depot Project)10,000.001278--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4632-- Grant period: 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2011; goal: To support the University of Wynwood in its mission to improve literary life in Miami by funding a lecture series, a forum for intellectual discussion, advisory services to high school writing programs and the Poem Depot Project.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Popps Packing)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7104-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Turning an unused alley behind Popps Emporium into “The Back Forty,” a green corridor and community resource hub that modifies backyard garages and sheds into a chain of art studios, workshops, a tool lending library and more.
Philadelphia Fringe Festival (Earmark: Artists U 2.0)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6631-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015; goal: To support Artists U 2.0 - monthly workshops and professional development opportunities that will provide Philadelphia artists with the knowledge and skills necessary to build sustainable practices.
The Clay Studio (Earmark: Clay Workshops Marathon)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6112-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support a 40-hour open house celebration at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia that will feature a marathon of ceramic arts and clay workshops.
Arden Theatre Company (Earmark: Arden Festival Fridays)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5423-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To diversify artistic offerings with Arden Festival Fridays, presenting theater performances alongside dozens of gallery events during Old City's monthly First Fridays Summary: First Friday in Old City is a destination for culture lovers. Yet the event with 50-plus galleries includes just one theater company. Arden Festival Fridays will help diversify artistic offerings by celebrating Philadelphia’s many performing arts groups. Every First Friday, a different group will have the opportunity to make the Arden its own. This curated, multidisciplinary performance series will embrace unlikely collaborations, showcase new, innovative work and provide the first established performing arts forum on First Fridays.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Afrotopia)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7107-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing together art and the cosmos in Sigi Fest, an annual performance art festival at House Opera | Opera House that aims to rejuvenate the spirit of Detroiters.
Alchemy (Earmark: AS220 Collaboration and "Finding the Gold Within" Premiere)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6542-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015; goal: To engage Akron's black male youth through a three-day visual arts workshop led by nationally renowned arts education program AS220 Youth, and to support the Akron premiere of 'Finding the Gold Within' - a documentary exploring the impact of the Alchemy program on the lives of six young men.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture (Earmark: Federico Garcia Lorca)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6122-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support an evening of poetry and music inspired by Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, as part of the Al-Bustan Arab Music Concert Series.
Aspen Institute (Earmark: The Arts Strategy Group)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5435-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To elevate the national arts conversation by convening a group of distinguished leaders to discuss and promote critical issues in the arts through the Arts Strategy Group, hosted by the Aspen Institute.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Michael Stone-Richards / Alexandrine St. Seminars and College for Creative Studies)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7108-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Highlighting the quality of contemporary art in Detroit by presenting the works in a national and international framework in the new journal Detroit Research.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Signal-Return Press)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7111-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2018; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating the art of letterpress, and the growing number of practitioners and aficionados in Detroit, with “Letterpress Love Fest: Type Takes Over Detroit,” an interactive and collaborative festival of the printing, visual and literary arts.
100 Words Film Festival, LLC (Earmark: 100 Words Film Festival)20,400.001067--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6530-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 01/31/2015; goal: To launch a film festival that challenges professional directors and student filmmakers to focus on the essence of storytelling by creating films that use exactly 100 spoken words. The first event was held Nov. 22 at the McGlohon Theater. A sold out crowd saw 30 film premieres, many by award-winning filmmakers.
Friends of the Bass Museum (Earmark: M-7)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6077-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2015; goal: To engage a coordinator who will manage collaborative projects between Miami’s seven public art museums and leverage their individual collections into a collective cultural resource.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: rootoftwo)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7124-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Examining the impact of technology on 21st-century life with two architectural installations that propose methods for designing buildings, clothes and objects that can evade electronic means of detection.
Detroit Educational Television Foundation (Earmark: Broadcast and Live Stream of Miami Book Fair International)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6541-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015; goal: To raise Miami's profile as a hub for the literary arts and reach new audiences through Detroit Public Television's national broadcast and live stream coverage of Miami Book Fair International. The live stream webcast will air on Friday, November 21 from 4-9 pm ET, Saturday from 12 noon-6 pm ET, and Sunday from 12 noon-6 pm ET. In addition to PBS online platforms, the live stream will be available via a free online video player available to any individual or entities, including bookstores, publishers, blogs and media outlets wishing to share the stories, events and energy of the Miami Book Fair International with their audiences. Embed code instructions and additional information about coverage can be found at www.BookViewNow.org.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Gravity and Grace)110,000.00260--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5472-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To support Gravity and Grace, an exhibition featuring work by El Anatsui to run June 16 through Oct. 7, 2012, engaging local and national communities through innovative programming in celebration of the museum's 90th anniversary Gravity and Grace features twelve recent, monumental wall and floor sculptures widely considered to represent the apex of the artist’s career. In addition, a series of drawings illuminates the artist’s process, and wooden wall reliefs reference his earlier work in wood and bear fascinating compositional relationships to the large metal pieces.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Shara Worden)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7125-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Engaging audiences by bringing to Detroit a newly composed modern baroque chamber opera, “You Us We All,” a work inspired by Beyonce and Bach that reinterprets classical forms for audiences in the iPhone age.
Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (Earmark: STAMP)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6546-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2016; goal: To provide free access to museums and cultural events throughout the community to Philadelphia teens through STAMP: The Virginia & Harvey Kimmel Family Teen Program.
One Voice Mixed Chorus (Earmark: One Voice Mixed Chorus Outreach)24,000.001057--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6081-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2015; goal: To support the production and presentation of a vocal and stick-pounding performance that will engage GLBT and allied youth from area homeless shelters and three metro area schools.
Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra (Earmark: Black Pearl Pops!)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5391-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To showcase diverse cultures by transforming a symphonic "pops" concert into a celebration of world music Summary: To showcase diverse cultures, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra will transform a symphonic pops concert into a festival of world music. Featuring guest performers from the Afro Pop, Arab Pop and Pop Latino traditions, this festival will use the orchestra’s unique multicultural spin on classical music to connect with new audiences and showcase a shared musical heritage. While diversity is a challenge for the classical music field, this project will help the orchestra engage Philadelphia’s diverse communities and reinvent the 21st century orchestra.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Cranbrook Art Musuem)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7127-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Presenting a Detroit tour of “The Truth Booth,” a portable film studio in the shape of a speech bubble by Hank Willis Thomas and The Cause Collective that compiles responses to the statement “The truth is…”.
North Carolina Performing Arts Center at Charlotte Foundation (Earmark: Jazz at Lincoln Center)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6554-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015; goal: To bring the arts to a wider audience by providing seats for the 2014 Charlotte performance of the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis.
Creative Capital Foundation (Earmark: Professional Development en Español)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6095-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support the presentation of two Spanish-language Professional Development Program workshops for artists in 2013 and 2014 - one in Charlotte, NC, and one in Philadelphia, PA.
Catzie Vilayphonh (Earmark: Laos in the House: Voices from Four Decades of the Lao Diaspora)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5416-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote storytelling within the Lao-American community through a writing, performing and filmmaking workshop Summary: This project aims to create a writing, performance and filmmaking workshop to promote storytelling among Lao-Americans as a healing medium for war refugees whose upbringings did not prioritize art education. Working with artists in various genres from across the country, this community-based work will be presented during the Lao New Year celebration in April and reflect 40 years of the Lao-American diaspora. This project aims to give voice to previously unheard stories in hopes of healing the scars of war and beginning the process of regular intercultural and intergenerational exchanges.
Sphinx Organization (Earmark: Virtuosi Tour to Miami, Charlotte, Macon)40,000.00748--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5173-- Grant period: 06/01/2011 - 05/31/2012; goal: To engage local diverse and underserved audiences and to showcase talented young musicians of color with performances by the Sphinx Virtuosi in Miami, Charlotte and Macon.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7135-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving the legacy of sculptor Louise Nevelson by restoring one of her prized works and possibly relocating it to the Dequindre Cut Greenway or the Riverfront.
Akron Baroque (Earmark: Akron Baroque Series Sponsorship)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6534-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2016; goal: To engage Akron area audiences with innovative chamber orchestra performances.
Cleveland Modern Dance Association (Earmark: Master Class with BalletX)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6117-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support a week-long dance residency and performance with Philadelphia-based BalletX at the University of Akron.
Opera Philadelphia (Earmark: Stage Three of Andy: A Popera)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6543-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 01/31/2016; goal: To support Opera Philadelphia and The Bearded Ladies Cabaret in their production of the third installment of Andy: A Popera - an innovative cabaret opera inspired by the legacy, artistic process and fame of Andy Warhol.
Musical Arts Association (Earmark: Musical Arts Association: Cleveland Orchestra Miami Residency)130,000.00223--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4624-- Grant period: 08/01/2009 - 08/31/2012; goal: To provide office space in Miami for the Cleveland Orchestra from 2009 up to 2012.
Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley (Earmark: The Creative Community Index II)30,000.00865--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3774-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2008; goal: To publish "The Creative Community Index II," a study analyzing the cultural vitality of the Silicon Valley.
The Pew Charitable Trusts (Earmark: Ben Franklin Parkway Development)1,250,000.0036--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4336-- Grant period: 03/10/2008 - 04/30/2011; goal: To accelerate the transformation of the Ben Franklin Parkway into a world-class, pedestrian-oriented cultural campus through coordinated, extensive public space investments The Ben Franklin Parkway, extending from JFK Plaza to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was designed in 1907 as a dense cultural boulevard in the style of great European thoroughfares. But after the Depression and post-war suburbanization settled in, the Parkway took on the feel of an intra-city highway. This grant will help return the Parkway to its original intention by redeveloping fallow public spaces and reengineering traffic patterns to create a more walkable destination. The effort, which comes as major cultural institutions along the Parkway have embarked on expansion plans, is part of a unique partnership between Knight Foundation, two other foundations and local government.
Locust Projects (Earmark: Art on the Move)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6059-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2015; goal: To support Art on the Move - a public art installation project that will engage neighborhoods across Miami by transforming unexpected spaces into platforms for innovative contemporary art.
Miami Book Fair International (Earmark: Four Pilot Projects)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6532-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 08/31/2015; goal: To engage audiences and raise Miami's profile as a hub for literary arts with four new Miami International Book Fair pilot programs.
The Minnesota Opera (Earmark: Performance Simulcast)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6078-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 09/30/2015; goal: To launch St. Paul's cultural season with a live outdoor simulcast of Minnesota Opera's season-opening performances in Landmark Plaza.
University of Maryland (Earmark: DeVos Institute: Capacity Building in Greater San Jose)200,000.00118--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6535-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 04/30/2017; goal: To support Capacity Building: Greater San Jose - a two-year program led by the DeVos Institute that will provide intensive group training and in-depth consultation for 20 high-potential arts organizations in greater San Jose/Silicon Valley.
Rosa Herrera (Earmark: Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5215-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2014; goal: To cultivate Miami's brightest talents through the support of an ensemble, Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre, dedicated to creating a body of work to be presented in Miami and to establish this innovative artistic vision as part of the national dance community.
Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs (Earmark: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs)12,052.001255--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4354-- Grant period: 03/01/2008 - 02/28/2009; goal: To support the "Celebrate Culture" community lunch on February 6, 2008.
Lexington Children's Theatre (Earmark: Lexington Children's Theatre)72,000.00468--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3739-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2008; goal: For a marketing and audience development initiative focusing on the growth and long-term viability of the Lexington Children's Theatre.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall (Earmark: Crowdsource Symphony)315,000.0082--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6548-- Grant period: 09/01/2014 - 12/31/2015; goal: To engage residents with the Crowdsource Symphony Initiative - a symphonic portrait of Detroit composed by Tod Machover, produced through contributions and collaborations with the citizens of Detroit, and performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Twin Cities Public Television (Earmark: TV Takeover St.Paul)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6086-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support the production of a St. Paul based episode of TV Takeover - a new series of public television programming created in collaboration with artists and organizations from the Twin Cities' arts community.
Musicopia (Earmark: Musicopia)90,000.00375--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5380-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 04/30/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To empower and inspire Philadelphia's youth by providing them with weekly drumming lessons and performing opportunities Summary: To empower and inspire Philadelphia’s youth, Musicopia will operate an expanded indoor percussion ensemble with participation in tri-state competitions. The program targets at-risk students across the city in hopes of inspiring participants to develop self-discipline, self-confidence and a desire to graduate from high school. With this grant, the program, one of the few of its kind in the region, seeks to double the number of students able to participate in the program.
Bound Together (Earmark: Bound Together)40,000.00748--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3750-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2007; goal: To offer year-round enrichment activities, including art and movement appreciation, and expansion of the African Drum and Dance program.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: YETI Publishing)18,000.001158--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7094-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Sharing the gospel music of Detroit by reissuing several gospel albums produced in Detroit in the 1960s and ’70s.
Arts Council Silicon Valley (Earmark: Silicon Valley Creates)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6106-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To produce a day-long conference and workshop series focused on next-generation audiences and engagement.
Artistas y Musicos Latino Americanos (Earmark: AMLA Flash Jazz Mobile)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5406-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To cultivate new audiences for Latin jazz by presenting "pop-up" performances of local artists using a portable stage Summary: To cultivate new audiences for Latin jazz, Artists and Musicians of Latin America (AMLA) will present “pop-up” performances of local artists and student ensembles via a portable stage. The Flash Jazz Mobile will present free concerts in different neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia from April through November 2013. Using social media, residents will be able to track the progress of the mobile stage and share photos of the events as a way to build community involvement.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Third Wave Music)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7096-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing together musicians at a storefront that sells instruments and accessories, offers repairs, and educates with private and free lessons on playing, do-it-yourself repairs and songwriting.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund)1,100,000.0037--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6162-- Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2018; goal: To create the North Carolina Dance Theatre Fund, to support increased audience engagement through the creation and acquisition of contemporary dance works.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Carrie Morris Arts Production)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7119-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 11/01/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Composing new narratives for Detroit by staging an Outdoor Puppet Spectacle Series featuring larger-than-life performing objects that use the city as their backdrop.
Mighty Writers (Earmark: Mighty Writers: El Futuro)75,000.00409--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6118-- Grant period: 08/01/2013 - 07/31/2014; goal: To support Mighty Writers: El Futuro - a program that will provide writing workshops and afterschool tutoring to the Latino community in Philadelphia's Italian Market neighborhood.
Apollo's Fire The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (Earmark: Apollo's Fire Outreach)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5465-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To expand Apollo's Fire's Akron-area presence by supporting the presentation of its five subscription programs at Akron-area venues as well as a series of Baroque Bistro concerts at a popular Akron marketplace throughout the season.
Miami Dade College Foundation (Earmark: New World School of the Arts)120,000.00235--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5240-- Grant period: 05/15/2011 - 05/31/2014; goal: To enrich the education of New World School of the Arts B.F.A. students with an international travel program that will expose them to national and international art scenes.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Mariachi Juvenil Detroit)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7123-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving the mariachi tradition by expanding the Mariachi Juvenil Detroit program, which trains local youth to become professional mariachis, and creating an all-female ensemble. (via Latin American Social and Economic Development/LA SED).
Oneaka Dance Company (Earmark: 'Dances of the Soul')5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6485-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015; goal: 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.
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais (Earmark: ARTecho)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6228-- Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 11/30/2014; goal: To raise awareness of the realities of global poverty through ARTecho - an artistic social initiative that will engage Miami residents during Art Basel week.
OpenEnded Group (Earmark: 3D Art Installation for the Web)70,000.00473--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5449-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To support an artistic project by OpenEnded Group that combines 3D visualizations with personal testimonies, showcasing a unique cross-section of Detroit, to be presented as an installation and on the Web using the emerging WebGL framework.
Keepers of the Art (Earmark: Fifth Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5468-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To support the production of the Fifth Annual Akron Hip-Hop Showcase, a beloved community event, offering authentic, hands-on arts enrichment and youth development programming This Labor Day weekend will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Akron Hip-hop Showcase, the brainchild of Keepers of the Art Inc. who has produced the event since its inception. Held at the Akron Civic – a different venue than the previous four years – this year’s featured performers are the legendary rap icons De La Soul, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Jeru tha Damaja, Special Ed, DJ Mick Boogie, and the 2012 Akron Hip-hop Showcase online talent search winner – Ashtabula Ohio’s own Ali tha Prince. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The show begins promptly at 8. Tickets are $15 and $20. The official Showcase after-party will take place upstairs in the Civic immediately after the concert. After-party tickets must be purchased along with concert tickets.
Concert Association of Florida (Earmark: American Ballet Theatre at the Carnival Center for Performing Arts)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4048-- Grant period: 12/01/2006 - 12/01/2007; goal: To support a residency of American Ballet Theatre at the Carnival Center for Performing Arts.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Skyspace Detroit)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7136-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Commissioning artist James Turrell to design Detroit Skyspace, a place for gathering and inspiration at Gabriel Richard Park.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: DASH Design Competition)95,000.00370--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5253-- Grant period: 05/15/2011 - 05/31/2012; goal: To benefit D.A.S.H. design students with a) scholarships for seniors participating in an annual design competition and b) room and board for sophomores and juniors participating in a summer pre-college education program in New York City.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Stephen Henderson / Marygrove College)150,000.00156--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7137-- Grant period: 11/01/2015 - 10/31/2017; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Turning the abandoned childhood home of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Stephen Henderson into a space that promotes the literary arts via a resident fellow at nearby Marygrove College.
Miami City Ballet (Earmark: Miami City Ballet)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6090-- Grant period: 07/30/2013 - 12/31/2013; goal: For general operating support.
Springboard for the Arts (Earmark: 4th Annual Film Screening in Mpls.)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5613-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To sponsor the fourth annual world-premiere screening of new films, scheduled for Oct. 23, 2012 at Open Book in Minneapolis.
Cleveland Modern Dance Association (Earmark: Trey McIntyre Project)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5475-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To offer Akron access to the Trey McIntyre Project, a groundbreaking contemporary ballet company, while celebrating the city's rich dance history and making Akron a destination for dance.
Community Television Foundation of S. Florida Television Station WPBT (Earmark: uVu)200,000.00118--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4060-- Grant period: 12/01/2006 - 12/01/2007; goal: To build, develop and maintain uVu, a video sharing website and companion digital broadcast services on WPBT/Channel 2 featuring user generated content throughout South Florida to provide communications access to grassroots community groups.
Empire Seven Studios (Earmark: E7S Japantown Mural Project)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6477-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015; goal: To engage San Jose residents through the expansion of the Empire Seven Studios E7S Mural Project - a mural project and event series that will bring the work of internationally renowned visual artists to the streets of San Jose.
American Composers Forum (Earmark: Collaboration with Cherry Spoon Collective)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5624-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To support a performance collaboration between the American Composers Forum and the Cherry Spoon Collective, a new multi-generational, multi-instrumental group of over 30 local musician-composers.
The Miami Rail (Earmark: The Miami Rail)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5479-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To debut "The Miami Rail," providing arts and culture coverage in Miami for a local and national audience distribution via print and Web For about a year now I have been working on developing The Miami Rail. The idea was born when Phong Bui came to Miami to give the opening lecture at Lester’s and asked what I would think about “franchising” The Brooklyn Rail down to Miami. I am thrilled to announce that under the generous arms of The Knight Foundation, The Brooklyn Rail and Phong Bui, we have a firm launch date of June 1st. The idea has been helped along with a creative advisory committee that includes Matthew Abess, Christy Gast, Daniel Milewski, and Mylinh Nguyen, and of course Phong Bui. Our Editor is Hunter Braithwaite and I will be acting as Publisher and founder. There’s a slew of exciting details in this Miami New Times article, please read and stay posted for the first issue! You can start following us at miamirail.org. — Nina Johnson.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Ugly Beautiful)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7370-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating powerful, provocative art that reflects the community's dialogues around racism and catalyzes change in viewpoints and perceptions in the area.
The Free Library of Philadelphia (Earmark: Artist Challenge)70,840.00471--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6110-- Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 12/31/2014; goal: The Free Library will host a challenge to select five artists, in conjunction with community members, to create new works of art in the five branches where they will pilot their new 21st Century approach.
Nautilus Music Theater (Earmark: 'Dead Man Walking' Opera)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5625-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To develop a chamber version of the critically-acclaimed opera, Dead Man Walking.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: #SaintPaulDraw: a virtual drawing collaborative)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7376-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Inviting the global community to submit experiences, memories and observations of St. Paul through a virtual art collaboration that will be curated in exhibitions.
Art Sanctuary (Earmark: Hip H'Opera)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5386-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate two art forms that use the human voice to tell profound stories by creating a "Hip H'Opera" that uses the stories of urban life Summary: This project will celebrate two art forms that use the human voice to tell profound stories by creating a Hip H’Opera, using the stories of urban life. The five-year project, in partnership with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, included two years of collecting teens’ stories. Artists involved are Haitian composer Daniel Bernard Romain and lyricist and hip-hop choreographer Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The event will include education programs in arts careers, staging and set design to benefit hundreds of students.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Ice Orchestra)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7367-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Experimenting with new art forms by creating a set of percussion instruments from ice and using them to play new compositions during the 2017 Winter Carnival.
Florida Cultural Alliance (Earmark: Gift to honor Michael Spring)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6225-- Grant period: 12/01/2013 - 12/01/2014; goal: To support the general operations of the Florida Cultural Alliance, as designated by Michael Spring, in recognition of his 30 years of service to the local arts community.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Miami Foundation)16,028.001166--Technology, Communities, Arts, Journalismhttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5657-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: For support of the fiscal agency program.
Campus Philly (Earmark: Campus Philly’s Passport to the Arts)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5390-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To foster a lifelong appreciation of the arts by offering free or discounted admission to venues and performances for college students Summary: To foster a lifelong appreciation of the arts, Campus Philly will offer free or discounted admission to venues and performances for college students. The Passport to the Arts will include diverse offerings, allowing students to explore emerging and alternative experiences in addition to mainstream events. With established college relationships and a database of 30,000 students, Campus Philly will use the passport to connect an extremely large and diffuse student population with Philadelphia’s cultural scene, generating an appreciation for and attachment to the city.
ArtServe (Earmark: ArtServe: Arts Calendar)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4224-- Grant period: 12/15/2007 - 12/31/2008; goal: To increase audience participation in South Florida's cultural events by launching an online calendar tool using the tested Artsopolis platform.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Final Round)16,000.001167--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7373-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Opening a dialogue around cancer and other serious illnesses through a piece by playwright Katie Ka Vang based on her experiences with non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Keepers of the Art Music Showcase)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6043-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014; goal: To support the production of the Keepers of the Art Music Showcase and “Teen Forum” - a concert, event series and public television program that will explore societal issues and engage the community through the celebration of “true school” Hip-Hop.
Center City District Foundation (Earmark: New Public Art at Dilworth Plaza)400,000.0076--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5403-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To help transform historic Dilworth Plaza by commissioning sculptor Janet Echelman to create an artwork inspired by the site's historic association with water and steam Summary: To help transform historic Dilworth Plaza (Philadelphia City Hall) into a focal point for the city’s thriving downtown, the Center City District commissioned internationally recognized sculptor Janet Echelman to create an artwork inspired by the site’s historic association with water and steam. The piece will be embedded in the plaza’s new 11,600-square foot fountain and will trace above ground in real time the paths of the three subway lines below. The artwork aims to physically and psychologically transform the way people view the city’s central square and enter its public transit system.
Miami City Ballet (Earmark: Miami City Ballet executive search)55,000.00544--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5239-- Grant period: 05/01/2011 - 04/30/2012; goal: To support Miami City Ballet's search for an Executive Director, a search necessary in ensuring the overall vitality of the institution.
Americans for the Arts (Earmark: American for the Arts: NAMP Conference)51,000.00557--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4245-- Grant period: 12/14/2007 - 12/14/2008; goal: To increase audience participation in Miami's cultural scene by offering 100 scholarships to the National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Conference.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Floating Library on Lake Phalen)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7375-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing one-of-a-kind books made by artists to people on paddleboards and in canoes and kayaks on Lake Phalen through a custom-built floating library.
Greater Akron Musical Association (Earmark: A Midsummer Night's Dream)90,000.00375--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6047-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014; goal: To support a collaborative production of A Midsummer Night's Dream led by the Akron Symphony Orchestra and featuring performances by the Akron Symphony Shakespeare Players, Cuyahoga Youth Ballet, the Summit Children's Choir and local actors from the greater Akron community.
Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse Project (Earmark: Project: In the Light: A Skyspace by James Turrell)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5411-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To spark dialogue about contemporary art by incorporating the work of internationally acclaimed light and space artist James Turrell into a new Quaker meetinghouse that is open to all Summary: To spark dialogue about contemporary art, the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse will incorporate the work of internationally acclaimed light artist James Turrell into a new facility. With a tradition of welcoming people of all faiths, the Quaker site will open at dawn and dusk to residents and tourists of all ages and backgrounds. Known for combining art and science to create simple, luminous chambers that prompt greater self-awareness through silent contemplation, Turrell’s works are commissioned by museums worldwide. This permanent installation in a nontraditional setting aims to become a major landmark, fostering dialogue about the intersection of art, spirituality and the human experience.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Known by Heart: Writing Home)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7377-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Building community and increasing the well-being of older adults by engaging a professional writer to conduct high-quality arts activities with seniors in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone.
Actor's Theatre of Charlotte (Earmark: NuVoices Festival)80,000.00387--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6486-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2016; goal: To bring new works to the stage through the NuVoices for a NuGeneration Play Festival for the next two years. Each of the finalist playwrights will workshop their plays January 11-18, 2015, and the audience/judges’ favorite will be given a full production in the 2015-16 season. The same format will be in place the following year. Past winners have gone on to have their plays produced nationally.
Downtown Akron Partnership (Earmark: Downtown Live and Local)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6049-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014; goal: To support Downtown Live and Local - a series of music and performance art events in Downtown Akron. To enliven Akron’s urban core by launching Downtown Live and Local, a series of art events in the Downtown Special Improvement District. It will bring both new and established artists together in unusual spaces for authentic, social experiences in music, film performance and visual art.
Bearded Ladies Cabaret (Earmark: Bearded Ladies Cabaret Revolution)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5427-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To attract new audiences to theater and use the medium as a way to explore politics, gender, sexuality and identity through a series of original, late-night cabarets Summary: To attract new audiences to theater, The Bearded Ladies will create a series of original and immersive late-night cabarets at The Wilma Theater. These shows will use the spectacle, intimacy and informality inherent to the cabaret form to tackle questions of politics, gender, sexuality and identity. Because topical, artistically ambitious cabaret is rarely produced in Philadelphia, this series aims to attract new audiences to Broad Street’s Avenue of the Arts.
Performing Arts Center Trust (Earmark: Knight Masterworks Season)600,000.0060--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4897-- Grant period: 07/01/2010 - 04/30/2014; goal: To extend the John S. and James L. Knight Masterworks Season over the next three years and to elevate the level of programming.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: The Mobile Comedy Suitcase)6,000.001371--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7378-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Building a mobile comedy container that turns into a stage on which people can create and share jokes at public events.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture (Earmark: Spring 2015 + Spring 2016)55,000.00544--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6637-- Grant period: 01/01/2015 - 11/30/2016; goal: Presenting guest artists from different disciplines and genres to collaborate with Al-Bustan Tahkt Ensemble as part of the group's concert series in Spring 2015-16.
University of Akron Foundation (Earmark: Stage Door Series + the Contemporaries)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6522-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2016; goal: To engage new audience with 10 intimate and artistically excellent 'Stage Door' performances at the University of Akron's EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall, and provide 500 free tickets to performances to students and young adults.
Opera Philadelphia (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture)36,000.00816--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5439-- Grant period: 04/01/2012 - 03/31/2013; goal: To continue to break down barriers of access to the performing arts and touch the lives of Philadelphia residents with a second season of Random Acts of Culture (RAC), a series of unexpected, spontaneous cultural performances in nontraditional settings.
Sixth Floor Trio (Earmark: Random Acts of Culture)36,000.00816--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5141-- Grant period: 05/01/2011 - 04/30/2012; goal: To partner Sixth Floor Trio with Knight Foundation on a Random Acts of Culture Tour of America and the 'Music of the People' video project, featuring Sixth Floor Trio performances in four Knight communities.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Public Music Boxes)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7379-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Engaging the public in music-making through the placement of handmade, interactive music boxes in libraries, colleges and skyways and at City Hall.
School of Arts and Culture at MHP (Earmark: MHP Arts Org Access)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6664-- Grant period: 01/01/2015 - 01/31/2016; goal: To improve sustainability for the arts in San Jose through the Community Engagement Program - an initiative that will provide local arts organizations and cultural agencies access to the production facilities of the Mexican Heritage Plaza.
McColl Center for Visual Art (Earmark: Knight Artist in Residency and Renovation)95,000.00370--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6531-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 11/30/2015; goal: 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. The center will also renovate and reconfigure the McColl building first floor, to transform the galleries into an open, multiuse space of 3,000 square feet for large-scale exhibitions and special events.
University Cultural Center Association (Earmark: DLECTRICITY)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5650-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To support DLECTRICITY, a free nighttime contemporary art festival featuring site-specific installations of light, 3-D video mapping, sound and performance in Midtown Detroit's Woodward Corridor.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Flamenco en la Calle: Flamenco in the Streets)5,000.001382--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7380-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing energy and festivity to the streets of St. Paul through a traveling flash mob of flamenco singers and dancers for Christmas and spring processions.
Neos Dance Theatre (Earmark: Neos Dance Theatre)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6039-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015; goal: To support the growth of an emerging Akron dance company through the acquisition of works by contemporary choreographers and expanded marketing capacity.
The Artblog (Earmark: theartblog.org)7,000.001359--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5070-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To translate artblog's 'Maps&Listings,' a curated listing of Philadelphia art shows and events, into a mobile phone application for audiences on the go.
MIT Media Lab (Earmark: MIT Museum Loan Network (MLN))100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3682-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: For transition funding for the Museum Loan Network (MLN), to stabilize the future of the MLN directory and other museum collaboration programs.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Spoken Word Events to Pop Up Around St. Paul)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7369-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Creating community in different spaces throughout St. Paul by staging more than 50 spoken literature events with local writers and music ensembles. (Cracked Walnut).
Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble (Earmark: Danzas de Cuba - 45th Anniversary)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6563-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015; goal: To engage Philadelphia's Latino community with 'Danzas de Cuba' - an Afro-Cuban dance showcase and workshop series in celebration of Kulu Mele's 45th anniversary.
City of Akron (Earmark: Downtown Summer Arts)60,000.00495--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6041-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014; goal: To support the 11th season of Akron's downtown summer arts program - a series of concerts, festivals and events that invite the community to engage with the arts.
Opera Carolina (Earmark: Audience Development)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5686-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To provide free and subsidized tickets for upcoming opera productions, building on a successful 2012 audience building initiative.
Smithsonian Institution (Earmark: ARTLAB+)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5441-- Grant period: 03/01/2012 - 02/28/2014; goal: To create ARTLAB+, a dynamic and dedicated space serving as a national model for peer-based learning that provides free digital arts education through the Hirshhorn Museum.
Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (Earmark: Tune Up Philly)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5088-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To expand Tune Up Philly, an intensive after-school music program that offers young students daily music instruction with the region's most talented teaching artists.
New World Symphony (Earmark: Knight New Media Endowment)5,000,000.005--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4282-- Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 03/31/2012; goal: To enable a unique orchestral academy to solidify its role as cultural icon by creation of a Knight New Media Endowment that will help the organization capitalize on technology and explore new performance formats.
Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley (Earmark: Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley)30,000.00865--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3696-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: For 45 ballet school scholarships for underserved students.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Lowertown Celebration of the Muse: A Spoken Word Festival)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7371-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Celebrating the spoken word by bringing together the voices of students with those of professional artists and poets in a series of readings and workshops.
Weathervane Community Playhouse (Earmark: Community Engagement Initiative)45,000.00721--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6042-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015; goal: To support Weathervane Community Playhouse's Community Engagement Initiative - an ongoing engagement effort that combines community outreach with the presentation of challenging and artistically excellent works centered on the African-American experience and race relations.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Earmark: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts)200,000.00118--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4776-- Grant period: 06/14/2010 - 10/31/2012; goal: To provide best practices in professional development and assist in building short-term solvency and long-term institutional capacity for local arts organizations in Miami and Detroit.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Art to Power)25,000.00948--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7368-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Cities Challenge; goal: Exploring racial justice and equity with a series of art-making events that culminate in a community-driven festival.
Vox Populi (Earmark: First Fridays)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6663-- Grant period: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2016; goal: To engage audiences with 'First Fridays' - Vox Populi's signature community engagement event, bringing the work of over 150 local, national and international artists to Philadelphia.
Community Hall Foundation (Earmark: Audience Outreach Project)100,000.00268--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6044-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015; goal: To engage diverse audiences during the Akron Civic Theatre's 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with community-based programming that represents an array of cultures and artistic-disciplines. The theater opened in 1929 as the Akron Loew’s. In 1965, the Akron Jaycees Foundation purchased the facility and created the Community Hall Foundation to operate the theater. In 2002 The Civic re-opened following a $22.5 million restoration project designed to bring the facility up to modern standards.
Pig Iron Theatre Company (Earmark: Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training)150,000.00156--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5117-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To open the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training, a two-year professional training program for actors and directors scheduled to open in fall 2011.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Hmong Chronicles)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7372-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Preserving the art of Hmong storytelling by hosting a series of public events that will share a range of love, ghost, orphan and refugee camp stories. In 2016 and 2017 the Hmong Museum will seek an answer with their year-long storytelling series, Hmong Chronicles. The Museum will partner up with local Twin Cities Hmong artists–young and old, writers and oral storytellers–on a series of four events to share and document oral storytelling in the community. The Museum’s hope is to share and preserve Hmong oral storytelling, a tradition beloved by the older Hmong community but often overlooked in the U.S. as educational emphasis is placed on the written language.
Tabard Theatre Company (Earmark: 10 in 10)20,000.001069--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6481-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2016; goal: To support innovative theater in San Jose with '10 in 10' - an evening of ten-minute plays by local playwrights, inspired by photographs taken by local artists.
Akron Independent Film Festival (Earmark: Akron Film+Pixel)120,000.00235--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6048-- Grant period: 07/01/2013 - 06/30/2014; goal: To launch Akron's first and only digital art house cinema. To satisfy the community’s appetite for independent film by launching the city’s first and only digital art house cinema. Akron Film+Pixel will transform an existing building into a single-screen, 60-seat venue called The Nightlight, featuring daily programming that provides Akron residents with independent and foreign films in their own backyard.
Chamber Music Society of Detroit (Earmark: inDepth)40,000.00748--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5565-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2014; goal: To launch "inDepth," a series of innovative chamber music concerts in various unconventional venues in downtown Detroit.
The District One Community Education Center (Earmark: Dance Africa Philadelphia)50,000.00558--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5118-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2014; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring Dance Africa to Philadelphia, presenting African dance while building community among people of African descent and members of all ethnicities.
New World Symphony (Earmark: New World Symphony)200,000.00118--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3758-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2008; goal: For the Internet2 Distance Learning Program, a cutting-edge arts education initiative that promotes cross-community interaction among current and future symphony orchestra leaders.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: All St. Paul's a Stage)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7374-- Grant period: 10/02/2015 - 09/30/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Turning the entire city into a performance space through delivery of improvisational performance telegrams to offices, parks and homes.
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia (Earmark: Philly Theatre Casting Couch)100,000.00268--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5062-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To feature the Philly Theatre Casting Couch as the core component of an ongoing audience engagement initiative intended to increase recognition of Greater Philadelphia as a world-class theater city.
Arts Council Silicon Valley (Earmark: Arts Council Silicon Valley)225,000.00115--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4064-- Grant period: 12/01/2006 - 12/31/2008; goal: To create a detailed business plan centered on the concept that creativity, both technological and artistic, is the once and future life force of Silicon Valley, and should be the basis for a coalescence of private and public decision-making This grant establishes the Arts Council Silicon Valley/Knight Stabilization Grants Program and expands the existing PARTNERS grants program to community arts organizations. It will also increase the number of Artist Fellowship grants from six to eight along with an awards increase from $3,000 to $4,000. This grant focuses on supporting arts and cultural organizations, especially those that are ethnical and/or neighborhood-based.
Arts Council of Manatee County (Earmark: Arts Council of Manatee County)26,000.00946--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3778-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: To hire part-time office staff to support operations and volunteer services.
The Miami Foundation (Earmark: Dancing Through the Streets)30,000.00865--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/7364-- Grant period: 10/01/2015 - 09/29/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: Bringing the community together with Dancing Through the Streets, an event in which the audience travels to see performances at six different locations in Lowertown, culminating in a group song and dance party at the Bedlam Lowertown performance space.
University of Akron Foundation (Earmark: Synapse Art and Science series)15,000.001171--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6512-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 07/31/2015; goal: To support 'Synapse' - a series of innovative workshops and events that will engage Akron audiences through examinations of the relationship between art and science. The Synapse series explores enlightened collaborations between art and science. This initiative at The University of Akron probes the ideas, images, and mutual interests connecting art and science professionals and disci- plines. Open to all university disciplines and the public, Synapse events take the form of residencies, internships, collaborative projects, lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and exhibitions.
Miramar Cultural Trust (Earmark: Art Speaks... Join the Conversation)12,000.001256--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5836-- Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To provide deeper insights into arts and culture through a new series where professional artists perform and engage in a dialogue with the audience What inspires artists? What is the value in owning an original piece of artwork? What is the best way to build an artistic career? These and other issues will be explored during Art Speaks, a conversation series that encourages artistic expression and appreciation. Jo Marie Payton, a singer and actress who starred in the sitcom “Family Matters,” will host the series. Guests will include artists of all genres and will be given time to perform and answer questions from the audience. Participants gain insight into the world of the arts by interacting with artists in a setting that promotes conversation and the exchange of information. The Miramar Cultural Trust strives to endow, support and advocate for the arts in Miramar.
VocalEssence (Earmark: WITNESS School Program)10,000.001278--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5614-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To increase awareness and appreciation of African American music and culture through support of the WITNESS program in St. Paul schools Called “one of the irreplaceable music ensembles of our time” by Dana Gioia, past chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, VocalEssence is renowned for its innovative exploration of music for voices and instruments under the enthusiastic direction of Artistic Director and Founder Philip Brunelle. Each season, the organization presents an eclectic series of concerts featuring the 130-voice VocalEssence Chorus, the 32-voice professional Ensemble Singers, guest soloists and instrumentalists. VocalEssence was founded in 1969 as the Plymouth Music Series, an arts outreach program of Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis. Ten years later, the organization was incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) non-profit. In 1991, the first full time executive director was brought on board to expand its local and national impact. In 2002, the Series formally changed its name to VocalEssence, capturing the essence of its mission to explore music for the human voice, from the spoken word to choral singing.
Darla Jackson (Earmark: Philadelphia Sculpture Gym)20,000.001069--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5098-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To facilitate the safe creation and public exhibition of the artwork of Philadelphia's sculptors by starting a 'sculpture gym,' where artists can access heavy-duty tools and storage space and get one-on-one help with projects.
Afro-American Cultural Center (Earmark: Harvey B. Gantt Center)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4849-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 07/01/2011; goal: To bring alive African-American arts and history through a bolder, more dynamic education program Educational offerings in 2010-2011 will integrate the artwork, experiences and wisdom of scholars, famous artists and emerging artists. This project will re-introduce the public to an important community institution and establish a firm foundation on which to build its ongoing education program.
ZERO1 - The Art and Technology Network (Earmark: Zero1 - The Art and Technology Network)975,000.0047--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4582-- Grant period: 06/01/2009 - 08/31/2012; goal: To build an internationally recognized cultural identity and sense of place for the Silicon Valley by strengthening ZERO1's organizational capacity and making its biennial international digital arts festival a signature cultural event.
Kimmel Center (Earmark: Kimmel Center)91,000.00374--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/3787-- Grant period: 08/01/2005 - 08/01/2006; goal: For the pilot initiative, Arts for Schools Partner Program, a new outreach arts initiative for students from underprivileged schools.
Foundation for Detroit's Future (Earmark: Support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment)30,000,000.001--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/6539-- Grant period: 08/01/2014 - 03/02/2093; goal: As part of a group of funders, support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment developed by the Emergency Manager, to allow Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy a financially sustainable community that can better engage and serve its citizens. At the same time, securing the assets of the Detroit Inst. of Arts as a resource for the City and the region.
Teatro Prometeo, Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College (Earmark: Play Time! An International Theatre Festival for Children)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5841-- Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2015; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To celebrate children’s theater from around the world by launching a free international children’s theater festival in South Florida during Miami Book Fair International To celebrate children’s theater from around the world, Teatro Prometeo will launch a theater festival for kids during Miami Book Fair International. Play Time! will present quality productions in a variety of languages using supertitles to introduce children to a variety of cultural traditions. The event hopes to become a space where children and families can gather and share cultural experiences. Teatro Prometeo is the nation’s only Spanish-language conservatory, recognized throughout the international theater community as a program of excellence in actor training with a history of innovative productions.
The Hinterlands (Earmark: The Circuit)35,000.00821--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5617-- Grant period: 11/01/2012 - 10/31/2013; goal: To support development of The Circuit, an 18-month theatrical exploration of Detroit sub- and popular culture through the framework of American Vaudeville.
Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture (Earmark: Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture)50,000.00558--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5112-- Grant period: 04/01/2011 - 05/31/2013; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To promote understanding and respect among youths and adults of all ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds with an Arab Music Concert Series.
Akron Art Museum (Earmark: Akron Art Museum)107,500.00261--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4858-- Grant period: 06/01/2010 - 05/31/2012; goal: To help digitize the Akron Art Museum's collection.
The Free Library of Philadelphia (Earmark: The Free Library of Philadelphia)450,000.0075--Communities, Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/4267-- Grant period: 12/10/2007 - 12/31/2009; goal: To highlight the new cultural and economic vision for the Benjamin Franklin Parkway by catalyzing the growth of the Philadelphia Book Festival.
Seraphic Fire (Earmark: Seraphic Fire in Cutler Bay)180,000.00146--Artshttps://knightfoundation.org/grants/5846-- Grant period: 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2016; part of the challenge: Knight Arts Challenge 2019; goal: To bring the award-winning vocal ensemble to new audiences through regular masterworks concerts at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center To b