Through its Fund for National Projects, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation awards up to $1 million in grants annually in support of national projects in the professional nonprofit dance, jazz, presenting arts, and/or theater fields. Specifically, the fund supports projects that strengthen the national infrastructure of the nonprofit performing arts, as well as those that improve conditions for the national community of performing artists in professional nonprofit dance, jazz, and theater.
Eligible projects engage a broad constituency, occur once (or periodically) rather than annually, and have the potential to significantly impact a field, including research projects assessing the national health of professional nonprofit arts groups or of individual professional artists. Projects may also involve special national convenings for entire professional nonprofit performing arts fields (beyond traditional national annual conferences) and efforts to address unique circumstances that impact an entire professional nonprofit 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, and may not exceed 40 percent of the total project cost.
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; and endowments.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation website: http://www.ddcf.org/
Deadline: February 27, 2015