Performing Arts

Core Support for National Arts Service Organizations

*Applications are by invitation only.


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. These organizations contribute to the strength and vitality of the nation’s performing arts sector by building and disseminating knowledge, conducting research, providing thought leadership, and convening constituents. Yet, because of insufficient funding, organizations’ energy and resources dedicated to these long-term activities are often diverted to basic, day-to-day operations. DDCF aims to address this obstacle by underwriting the costs of organizations’ more immediate, short-term needs, thereby supporting their long-term security, stability and ability to support their respective field.