Knight Foundation Gifts Almost $20M For The Arts In Detroit

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    DETROIT (WWJ) – A huge boost for the arts in Detroit as the Knight Foundation has announced $19.25 million investment in the arts here.

    More than ten million is going to seven arts institutions, including: the DIA, the DSO, the Charles Wright Museum of African American History, and the Michigan Opera Theatre.

    Reception for the announcement of the $19.25 Knight Foundation investment in Detroit arts.

    “I have been very impressed with the resilience of these significant art institutions in Detroit, despite the financial times that everybody has struggled with over the last four or five years,” said Dennis School vice-president of the arts of the Knight Foundation.

    “The Detroit institutions have been strong and they have spent a lot of time with audience engagement.”

    Scholl, who says the foundation is also committing another nine million dollars over the next three years for a contest to find and fund the best arts ideas.

    The grantees are:

    Arab American National Museum

    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

    Detroit Institute of Arts

    Detroit School of Arts

    Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    Michigan Opera Theatre

    Sphinx Organization

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    http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/10/23/knight-foundation-gifts-almost-20m-for-the-arts-in-detroit/

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