Doris Duke Foundation Gives $2 Million to Arts Organizations

Among the grantees are Emerson College, the National New Play Network, and TCG.

NEW YORK CITY: The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced nine performing arts organizations would receive a combined total of $2.27 million in grants over two years. Grantees are representative of a wide field of disciplines, including jazz, dance, and chamber music, and more than $600,000 was awarded to organizations committed to the support of live theatre.

Among the theatre-related grantees, Emerson College Department of Finance’s Center for the Theater Commons received a grant of $121,980; the National New Play Network received a grant of $26,000;  and Theatre Communications Group received a grant of $470,000.

The Core Support for National Organizations grants program was established in 2007 with the aim of providing funding to organizations deemed critical to the health of the national performing arts infrastructure. Its complementary initiative, the Fund for National Projects, granted more than $1.5 million in direct support to specific arts projects earlier this month.

“While we often fund new projects or activities, our Core Support initiative recognizes the irreplaceable value of the ongoing programs and services these organizations provide, such as leadership training, conferences, publications, or research,” said Ben Cameron, DDCF’s program director for the arts, in a statement. “Grants to these national organizations ultimately contribute to the better health of dance companies, theatre companies, jazz ensembles, and presenters throughout the country.”

More information about the Core Support for National Organizations grants, including a complete list of grantees, can be found here.

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