Support for artists is a bedrock priority of the Arts Program. Artists reflect, inspire and connect individuals and society, and although there is widespread societal agreement about the value of the arts, there is far too little support for the artists themselves. Artists need direct support that gives them the flexibility to take creative risks unfettered by institutional obligations or the need to deliver a product. In response to this need, DDCF not only provides funding for artists’ projects, but also unrestricted support to artists to help them meet their personal and professional needs. This support is a concrete expression of the high regard in which we hold artists, as well as Doris Duke’s interest in assisting them to fulfill their ambitions.
Artistic Creation and Distribution of New Work
To support projects, organizations and artists creating innovative, new artistic work in the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, theater and multi-disciplinary performing arts rooted in those disciplines.
The Arts Program supports innovative projects and artists in contemporary dance, jazz and theater through national, competitive regrant programs. Funding helps support creation, presentation, residencies, touring and convening.
All funds under this strategy are distributed through programs managed and administered by intermediary grantmaking organizations. Grant seekers must apply directly to the intermediaries. Visit the links below for more information about these funding opportunities: