Doris Duke Building Demand for the Arts Grant Application NOW Open!

Grant Applications Now OPEN!

The Building Demand for the Arts grant competition, which supports imaginative partnerships between arts organizations and artists that expand access to and interest in the fields of jazz, contemporary dance and/or theater, is now accepting applications.


The Doris Duke Building Demand for the Arts grants (formerly called Doris Duke Artist Residencies to Build Demand for the Arts grants) support organizations and artists in joint efforts to develop audience demand for jazz, theatre and/or contemporary dance. While many programs focus on the supply side of the supply/demand equation, this program is predicated on the belief that artists and organizations can work together in imaginative ways to create and pilot methods of reaching the public and developing interest in and access to the performing arts. This program encourages creative thinking about how to increase this demand and to engage communities in new ways—which may include but are not necessarily limited to the traditional artist-audience dynamic.

These grants also promote deeper partnerships, longer relationships, and new kinds of conversation and cooperation between organizations and artists. At the same time, they provide substantial resources to artists and afford organizations the opportunity to embark on new kinds of behavior.

Grants will support attempts by exemplary artists and organizations to increase demand for jazz, theatre and contemporary dance. Artists and organizations must have a prior history of working together and will mutually conceive the proposals.

For further details, visit the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation website.

Intent to Apply forms for the Building Demand for the Arts Exploration grants and Implementation grants are due online by April 24, 2015.