The mission of the Arts Program is to support artists with the creation and public performance of their work.
About Doris Duke and the Arts
In her will, Doris Duke expressed her interest in assisting “actors, dancers, singers, musicians and other artists of the entertainment world in fulfilling their ambitions and providing opportunities for the public presentation of their arts and talents.” Given this guidance and Doris Duke’s interests during her life, the foundation focuses its support on contemporary dance, jazz and theater artists, and the organizations that nurture, present and produce them.
In creating its grant-making initiatives, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) identifies needs and opportunities in the fields it supports through conducting research and funding national meetings where artists and managers are engaged to identify their fields' most pressing concerns.Learn More
There are no open competitions available at this time.
The Arts Program primarily distributes its support through grants administered by intermediary organizations. To see the full list of future opportunities available through these organizations, visit each of the initiatives in the Arts Program's Initiatives & Strategies section.
- November 13, 2012: DDCF-commissoned working paper by Alan Brown: Building Demand for the Performing Arts
- November 21, 2012: National Conversations with the Jazz Field From Chamber Musica America
- June 4, 2009: DDCF Arts Program's approach for adding core operating support and restructuring endowments: Overview & Background
- Building Demand for the Arts: Exploration Grants Guidelines
- Building Demand for the Arts FAQ
- May 2011: DDCF contracted with WolfBrown to evaluate the DDCF-funded Creative Campus Innovations Program: Evaluation