Performing Arts

Support for Artists

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.