Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces National Awards to 16 Arts Organizations Leading the Arts Sector

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Announces National Awards to 16 Arts Organizations Leading the Arts Sector

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2019 – The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation today announced 16 arts organizations receiving awards in recognition of their existing bodies of work and for their potential continued impact on their respective fields. Each awardee demonstrates outstanding artistic programs and visionary leadership yet varies in mission, constituency served, cultural expressions, geographic location and scale, vividly illustrating the many paths to success in the arts sector.

“We are keenly aware that the qualities which define leadership are equally distributed across our country’s amazing tapestry of communities,” said Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. “It’s imperative we recognize that organizations’ capacity to inspire and make valuable contributions are not tied to where they’re located or the size of their budgets.”  

The Leadership Grants for Arts Organizations program, which considers applications by invitation only, represents a new chapter in DDCF’s continuing effort to direct grant dollars to align more closely with the reality of American ethnic and cultural diversity. Each arts organization is receiving between $100,000 to $500,000 for goals they have defined for themselves for a funded term of up to three years...

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