Application Deadline: February 26, 2016
Through its Fund for National Projects, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation awards up to $1 million in grants annually in support of important national projects in the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting, and/or theater fields. Specifically, the fund supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the nonprofit performing arts fields and those that improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz, and theater.
Eligible projects must engage a broad constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field, including research projects aimed at assessing the national health of professional nonprofit arts groups or of individual professional artists; special national convenings for an entire field (beyond traditional national annual conferences); and projects that address unique circumstances affecting an entire field. Highest priority will be given to projects that improve the health of the foundation's priority performing arts fields and do not duplicate ongoing efforts or existing services.
Grant amounts will range between $60,000 and $200,000.
The fund does not support projects by single performing arts entities; ongoing annual conferences; individually produced conferences, performances, or symposia; re-granting programs; translations or commissions of new works; production start-up activities/production costs; arts education; avocational arts activities; capital projects; or endowments.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's website.