To advance South Florida’s literary community by creating a Knight fellowship program in creative writing for fine arts graduate students at FIU.
To cultivate new arts audiences in Broward County through a Knight New Work award for cutting-edge visual and performing arts projects.
To attract resident companies of high artistic quality to the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts through the creation of the Theater Rental Subsidy Fund.
To expose and promote Miami artists globally by creating a series of original videos for the Web.
To enhance an exhibition on the role of art in vinyl record covers by creating an outreach series of performances, lectures and other events.
To inspire and unite South Florida with a third Sleepless Night festival featuring indoor and outdoor art and performances at dozens of Miami Beach venues.
To increase exposure to innovative art by commissioning a work annually as the poster image for the Masterworks Classical Music and Dance series.
To recapture and promote Haiti’s cultural traditions by creating a youth training program in Homestead led by experts on Haitian art.
To provide new opportunities for jazz musicians young and old by creating a venue for them to jam together both in front of an audience and on air.
To showcase Haitian music through a monthly concert series in Little Haiti featuring the country’s diverse rhythms.