Performing Arts


Grants for jazz projects are available through the DDCF-funded programs described below, as well as through DDCF-funded Organizational Transformation initiatives.

For details about the DDCF's funding for jazz over time, read about the Arts Program's Jazz Initiative.

Funding Opportunities

DDCF is committed to supporting the creation and distribution of jazz and currently focuses its funding through programs administered by Chamber Music America, Creative Capital Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Foundation for the Arts and National Performance Network.

Click on the links below for application details.

Chamber Music America

Chamber Music America offers grants to jazz artists through several DDCF-supported programs:

Creative Capital Foundation

Individual jazz artists and artist collectives can apply for two types of grants administered by the Creative Capital Foundation:

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

  • The French-American Jazz Exchange, which supports innovative collaborations of French and U.S. jazz artists that take place in one or both countries.

National Performance Network

Commissioning, residency, travel and presentation support is available for jazz artists commissioned or presented by any of the National Performance Network's 55 partner organizations. For details, visit