Performing Arts

Leadership Grants for Arts Organizations

*Applications are by invitation only.


To support the self-defined, long-term goals of organizations that have demonstrated excellence in and sustained commitment to the fields of dance, jazz and theater.

Since its inception, the Arts Program has recognized that substantial support to exemplary arts organizations plays an essential role in supporting the creative lives and livelihoods of artists. The Leadership Grants were designed to enhance organizations’ abilities to adapt to a complex, evolving environment that often obstructs their ability to plan and achieve long-term institutional goals and business plans.

DDCF’s Leadership Grants directly address resource constraints by enabling organizations to undertake vital projects that make them sturdier and increase their ability to support their respective fields.