Performing Arts


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

Funding Opportunities

DDCF is committed to supporting the creation and distribution of theater, and directs the majority of its funding to programs administered by the Creative Capital Foundation, National Performance Network and Theatre Communications Group.

Through one in-house pilot-program, the Theatre Commissioning and Production Initiative, DDCF supports theaters with the production of a new work of scale by an American playwright and with the commissioning of an additional new work from that same writer. Application to this program is by invitation only.

To read about application details for DDCF funding opportunities administered by the other before-mentioned organizations, click on the links below.

Creative Capital Foundation

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

National Performance Network

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

Theatre Communications Group

Audience (R)Evolution is a four-stage program to study, promote and support successful audience engagement and community development models across the country.