Two River Theater Nets a Doris Duke Grant for "Building Demand" for the Arts. How Do They Do It?

New Jersey's Two River Theater recently received a $40,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation through its Building Demand for the Arts program. This inevitably raises the following question: What exactly about the Theater's mission and programming helps to "build demand" for the arts that made the foundation cut them a check?

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How are Recipients of a Massive Doris Duke Grant "Revolutionizing" Theater?

Bob Dylan, ever the master of reinvention, once said, "He not busy being born is busy dying." And the same can be said for nonprofit theater organizations. Constant reinvention is needed in an ever-competitive arts landscape. Fortunately, they're getting a huge boost from the Doris Duke Foundation, who allocated $800,000 for the Audience (R)Evolution grant program, designed and administered by the Theatre Communications Group (TCG). The goal? Nothing less than revolutionizing modern theater.

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Doris Duke Knows There Is Nothing Better Than Core Support

Toward the end of last year, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced the recipients for their 2013 Core Support for National Organizations two-year grants. The nine contemporary dance, jazz, presenting, and theatre organizations will receive a combined total of $2.1 million for their programs.

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How Doris Duke's "Change Capital" is Transforming Theater Groups Nationwide

The Doris Duke Foundation recently awarded five grants, ranging from $300,000 to $1 million, in the form of "change capital" to assist performing arts organizations in navigating changes in the arts marketplace. For example, the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC will receive $800,000 over the next several years in order to address issues related to changes in the industry, ranging from retaining and gaining new audiences to developing new outreach strategies.
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