Core Support for National Organizations
DDCF provides core support to select national arts organizations whose work is critical for the health of the contemporary dance, jazz, presenting and/or theater fields.
Grants support up to 10 percent of an organization's annual expenses for services and activities benefitting the national jazz, theatre, presenting and/or contemporary dance fields. Grants can be used for relevant operating expenses and/or cash reserves.
In 2013, DDCF awarded its first core support grants totaling $2.1 million to nine national organizations.
Applicants are asked to identify their multi-year organizational objectives, a plan for achieving those objectives and benchmarks against which progress toward those objectives can be measured.
Proposals are reviewed by a panel of outside reviewers, which recommend applicants for funding based on multiple criteria (including impact on the national field, organizational capacity, quality of strategic planning and quality of leadership).
Eligibility & Future Grants
Applications are by invitation only.