Seattle artist Lucia Neare was a recent recipient of a $80,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation. The grant is part of the foundation's Impact Award program, which is administered by Creative Capital with the goal of funding artists who have yet to see "significant national recognition for their work, but who show great promise."
Funders often tell applicants, "Measure engagement this way." Meanwhile, the Doris Duke- and Mellon-supported MAP Fund says, "Engagement is relative. Define it anyway you'd like." Will other funders follow suit?Read More
In another example of an intermediary doing the legwork for big foundations, USA has awarded more than $21 million to almost 450 artists over the past decade. Now it's getting a new infusion of cash.Read More
This round of funding suggests that while there's nothing wrong with taking in 200-year old painting, such an activity does little to generate a deeper, empathic understanding of Islamic culture and its people.Read More
Grants worth up to $275,000 were handed out to twenty performing artists spanning the fields of jazz, dance, and theatre. With this year's class, the foundation will have awarded $22 million since the program's inception.Read More
If you're an arts organization with an idea that could benefit your fellow nonprofit compatriots, don't keep it to yourself. And if you need help getting the word out — in the form of, say, money — the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is happy to oblige.Read More