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September 2016 Grants

NORTH CAROLINA

Bee Downtown • $5,000
Durham, NC
To expand The Buzz About Bees educational program to additional elementary schools and develop curricular materials for teachers

Cameron Art Museum • $5,000
Wilmington, NC
For Full STEAM Ahead: the CAM Whirligig Project, which uses the arts to teach STEM subjects to elementary and middle school students

The Center for Documentary Studies • $7,000
Durham, NC
For the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fall 2016 Youth Screening, Summer 2017 School of Doc Filmmaking Camp, and Lending Library

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle • $7,000
Durham, NC
For the 2016-17 concert season. The Biddle Foundation generally does not make grants for season support. This grant reflects the long history shared by The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Biddle Foundation.

Cherokee County Arts Council of NC • $5,000
Murphy, NC
For Faces and Places: A Photography Workshop and Exhibit, which provides professional education in photographic arts to high school students within the context of their history and social science curricula

Communities in Schools of Wake County • $5,000
Raleigh, NC
For Smart Beginnings, a school-readiness program for pre-K students in Raleigh, NC

Culture Mill • $5,000
Saxapahaw, NC
For Articulating Value in The Arts is a project to facilitate discussion around understanding, quantifying and articulating different notions of value in the arts

Duke Memorial United Methodist Church • $10,000
Durham, NC
For annual support and to renew the historic building. The foundation typically does not make grants for construction or renovation projects. This grant reflects the long history shared by the church and the Biddle Foundation.

East Durham Children's Initiative • $5,000
Durham, NC
For STEAM Saturdays: Nurturing Young Scientists of Color in East Durham, focusing on elementary and middle school students

Global Scholars Academy • $5,000
Durham, NC
For Making Music and Art Across Cultures, which will provide an integrated arts afterschool program to K-8 students

Hickory Choral Society • $4,000
Hickory, NC
For the Children's Choral Outreach Projects, which include the Children's Choral Summer Camp and Children's Choir in Performance with the Hickory Choral Society and full orchestra

The Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving & Making History • $5,000
Chapel Hill, NC
For the Learning Across Generations Community Mentor Team, which will position longtime community members in classrooms as local history experts and social change stewards, in order to engage students of color as informed student-citizens

North Carolina Arts in Action • $15,000
Durham, NC
For capacity building and teacher training efforts for this arts education program

North Carolina Center for Nonprofits • $5,000
Raleigh, NC
For annual support

Nourish International • $5,000
Chapel Hill, NC
To extend the reach and impact of the Nourish High School Program, which introduces students to skills and knowledge in social business, international development, and leadership

Profound Gentlemen • $5,000
Charlotte, NC
For the Brotherhood Advisory Community, a 10-month development cohort aimed to improve the academic, social, and emotional achievement of 6th-12th grade boys of color and to retain male educators of color in the classroom

Teachers2Teachers - International • $5,000
Chapel Hill, NC
For Math in Real Life: Bringing Math to Life at Carrboro Elementary through monthly afterschool workshops

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation • $55,000
Winston-Salem, NC
For Dean's Discretionary support and the Creative Excellence Fund. This grant reflects the long history shared by UNCSA and the Biddle Foundation.

Village of Wisdom • $5,000
Durham, NC
For Family Learning Villages 2.0, which engages the parents of Black youth and provides tools and training to help prepare children for success

Walltown Children's Theatre • $5,000
Durham, NC
For PLAY: Peer Leadership through the Arts for Youth, a program that provides leadership development and academic planning for high school students and academic tutoring for middle school students

Women's Wellbeing and Development Foundation • $3,000
Asheville, NC
For the Hillcrest Youth Initiative, a community-based afterschool program, focused on academics, artistic expression, life skills, and fitness and nutrition

TOTAL GRANTS • $170,000


NEW YORK

Alzheimer’s Poetry Project • $5,000
Brooklyn, NY
For Poetry for Life, an intergenerational program that provides training to high school students to engage elders living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia through performing poems and to create their own poems based on the experience

Christ Church United Methodist • $5,000
New York, NY
For annual support. This grant reflects the long history shared by the church and the Biddle Foundation.

Extreme Kids and Crew • $5,000
Brooklyn, NY
For Extreme Kids' Afterschool Experience, a drop-off program for students receiving special education services that promote socialization, listening skills and body awareness through multidisciplinary arts, movement, play and academic support

Irvington Presbyterian Church • $2,500
Irvington, NY
For annual support. This grant reflects the long history shared by the church and the Biddle Foundation.

National Sawdust • $5,000
Brooklyn, NY
For The Very Young Composers project, which gives Brooklyn children the tools and training they need to compose their own musical works, which are then performed by professional musicians in a state-of-the-art venue
$5,000

Rhizome Communications • $5,000
New York, NY
To create high school curriculum guides for the Net Art Anthology, an online resource of 100 born-digital works of art

TOTAL GRANTS • $32,500

 

March 2016 Grants

NORTH CAROLINA

Alleghany Educational Foundation, Inc. • $5,000

Sparta, NC
To expand Alleghany JAM to include advanced and high school classes in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dulcimer, bass, singing, and dance

American Dance Festival • $10,000

Durham, NC
To commission and premiere Analogy/Lance: Pretty aka The Escape Artist, the second work in a new trilogy by Bill T. Jones during the 2016 season

Anam Cara Theatre Company • $3,200

Asheville, NC
For the Youth Summer Theatre Experience, an in-depth educational program for youth interested in various aspects of theatrical production, including acting and design

Arts For Life • $4,000

Asheville, NC
To launch educational art lessons for young patients in the Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Children's Hospital

Blackspace • $5,000

Durham, NC
For the Detroit Radio Exchange project, a beat-making and radio production program that will bring together youth and mentors from Fusion Youth Radio and Blackspace

Book Harvest • $5,000

Durham, NC
To expand the Books on Break program to Eastway Elementary School in Durham, NC

Communities in Schools of Durham • $5,000

Durham, NC
For the Trained for Impact Initiative, to strengthen the intensive case management delivered by CIS coaches to students

Community Boys & Girls Club • $5,000

Wilmington, NC
For the Just Dance program, to help students learn to express themselves, achieve physical fitness, and acquire many life skills needed to become successful, productive citizens

Forest Hills Neighborhood Association Inc. • $7,500

Durham, NC
For the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans History Grove in the Forest Hills Park

Hillsborough Arts Council • $4,000

Hillsborough, NC
For the Arts in Education Afterschool program in an elementary and middle school, which will involve learning an art form (dance, painting/drawing, writing, music/voice, movement) that connects students’ daily cultural experiences to other cultures

Kramden Institute • $5,000

Durham, NC
For the Tech Trailblazers program, which teaches computer-related STEM skills to underserved students in grades 6-9

Literacy Council Of Highlands • $5,000

Highlands, NC
For the Franklin-area Schools Tutoring Remediation Program, to bring K-3rd grade students up to grade level by offering remediation and tutoring services, both inside and outside of the classroom

The Peoples Channel • $4,600

Chapel Hill, NC
For the Community Coverage Youth Volunteer Program, which introduces youth volunteer crew members to the technical, conceptual, and creative tools of video production while providing video documentation of local performances, lectures, panel discussions, and civic festivals

Southern Documentary Fund • $20,000

Durham, NC
For the 2016 SDF Filmmaking Grants, which assist filmmakers making documentaries in or about North Carolina at various stages of production, leading to the completion and distribution of powerful works

Thalian Association of Wilmington Inc • $5,000

Wilmington NC
To support the after school programs at the Community Boys & Girls Club and the Brigade Boys & Girls Club with theatre arts education classes and onsite theatrical productions

Theatre Art Galleries • $4,780

High Point, NC
For ArtSmart: After School Programs Enhancing Elementary Art Education, a new after school arts program combining art history, art appreciation, and art education at schools and community centers

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — Campus Y • $5,000

Chapel Hill, NC
To continue the Kenan Biddle Partnership, which stimulates collaboration between students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Duke University

Visual Arts Exchange • $4,000

Raleigh, NC
For TACTILE: an exhibition and programming with the mission of increasing accessibility in the creative community

Winston-Salem Symphony Association • $5,000

Winston-Salem, NC
For the Academy of Music and Arts, an intensive afterschool program, offered in partnership with The Salvation Army of Winston-Salem, based on the El Sistema model of teaching elementary school students to play musical instruments and help them gain motor and emotional skills needed in performance and in life

TOTAL GRANTS • $112,080


NEW YORK

Community-Word Project • $5,000

New York
To expand the Arts Learning Bridge to three new schools, to address the difficult and pivotal transition students undergo as they move from elementary school to middle school

Creative Alternatives of New York • $5,000

New York
To pilot an after-school drama therapy group for students who have experienced trauma, in partnership with Educational Alliance and Boys and Girls Clubs

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble • $5,000

New York
For the Opera Leadership Mentoring Program, which enhances the skills of young professionals on the production and design side of the opera industry by pairing them with established and highly regarded Mentors

Drastic Action Inc • $5,000

New York
For "Dis/Location (Fort Tryon)" an education and dance performance project in which middle school students at the City College Academy of the Arts will create dances about their family’s immigration experiences

The Field • $5,000

New York
For the Field Leadership Fund, a paid leadership training program designed to train the next generation of less-advantaged arts managers and accelerate the careers of under-resourced artists

Gina Gibney Dance Inc. • $5,000

New York
To enhance the Hands Are for Holding program by adding six framing workshops to complement the assembly performance. Hands Are For Holding uses the power of dance to promote healthy relationships among youth and preventively combat interpersonal violence issues such as dating violence and bullying.

TOTAL GRANTS • $30,000


2015 Grants

NORTH CAROLINA

Alleghany Educational Foundation, Inc. • $5,000

Sparta, NC
To expand Alleghany JAM to include advanced and high school classes in fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dulcimer, bass, singing, and dance

American Dance Festival • $8,000

Durham, NC
For ADF Dynamic Duets, a series of three commissioned works to be performed at the 2015 American Dance Festival

American Livestock Breeds Conservancy • $3,750

Pittsboro, NC
For the Heritage Chicks in the Classroom project, which highlights biodiversity on farms and explores the importance of protecting our agricultural ecosystem

The Arts Center • $4,000

Carrboro, NC
For a new Afterschool Arts Program at Northside Elementary

Autism Charlotte • $5,000

Charlotte, NC
To expand Autism Charlotte's Inclusion-Based Afterschool Enrichment Program for Children with Autism within the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System

Bookmarks • $3,250

Winston-Salem, NC
For Bookmarks Summer Reading Program and Video Project, which will combine reading with writing and art-based responses to pre-selected books and themes

Carolina Theatre of Durham • $3,500

Durham, NC
For “Restoring Hope,” a permanent, museum-quality exhibition on the history of the Carolina Theatre

The Center for Documentary Studies • $5,500

Durham, NC
For Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fall 2015 Youth Screening and Summer 2016 School of Doc Filmmaking Camp

The Center For Inquiry Based Learning • $4,000

Durham, NC
For the Middle School STEM Kit Program for Durham Public Schools, which provides professional development, academic coaching, and STEM curriculum materials for middle school science teachers

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle • $5,000

Chapel Hill, NC
For the “Bach and His Children, Old and New" 2015 Season Opening Concert

Community Artist Will • $4,000

New Bern, NC
For the Eastern North Carolina Cultural Arts Program, an art education initiative for elementary and middle school students

Community School of the Arts • $5,000

Charlotte, NC
For the Orchestra in Schools Reunion Class program, which provides continued strings instruction to middle school students who have completed the Orchestra in Schools program

Crayons2Calculators • $5,000

Durham, NC
For capacity building in marketing and development

Duke Memorial United Methodist Church • $5,000

Durham, NC
For annual support

Durham Nativity School • $4,000

Durham, NC
For Food For Life: a teaching garden that will engage students in the process of growing their own food as it relates to science, math, English, and social studies

The Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center • $3,600

Durham, NC
For the Kool Prep program, which strengthens students' writing and math skills and prepares them for ACT and SAT college entrance exams

El Futuro • $5,000

Durham, NC
For the School Success for Immigrant Students program, a 16-session program designed to help students build communication skills, problem solving abilities, and better engage in the learning environment

Granville-Vance Faith Initiative For Community Action • $4,000

Henderson, NC
For the GVFICA Education Initiative, which pairs faith communities with specific schools to assist with literacy efforts

Helps Education Fund • $5,000

Raleigh, NC
For the Metropolitan Organization of Volunteers for Empowering Students (MOVES) Program, which places highly trained volunteers in classrooms to assist with reading, writing, and math

Hickory Community Theatre • $3,350

Hickory, NC
For the Theatre by Me program — Thinking, Feeling, Creating — which uses the dynamic art of theatre to help elementary students see a path to understanding their own culture while developing an attitude of curiosity and understanding for others.

Latino Educational Achievement Partnership • $4,000

Durham, NC
For job-embedded professional development for teachers in a bilingual preschool

North Carolina Arts In Action • $10,000

Durham, NC
For capacity building and K-5 arts education programming

North Carolina Center for Non Profit Organizations • $5,000

Raleigh, NC
For annual support

North Carolina Master Chorale • $4,000

Raleigh, NC
For the new North Carolina Master Chorale's High School Intensive, which seeks to affect deeper and long-lasting impacts on young singers

Northern Moore Family Resource Center • $4,000

Robbins, NC
For the HOPE Academy Preschool and Family Outreach Program, which offers research-based, preschool education that supports emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development

Piedmont Opera Theatre • $4,000

Winston-Salem, NC
For arts education programming

Rebound Alternatives for Youth • $3,000

Durham, NC
For a program that provides academic and social development services to Durham County youth on short-term suspension from school

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro • $3,000

Greensboro, NC
For the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro Music Program, which introduces classical music performance, history, and theory to youth

School for Conversion • $4,000

Durham, NC
For the Creating Local Agents of Change with the WAY program, an afterschool mentoring program serving middle-school aged girls and boys in Durham

SEEDS • $4,000

Durham, NC
For the Relaunch of the Children's Program, which has been restructured into a cohesive program for elementary aged students

Southern Documentary Fund • $20,000

Durham, NC
For 2015 SDF Filmmaking Grants, which assist filmmakers making documentaries in or about North Carolina at various stages of production, leading to the completion and distribution of powerful works

Special Olympics North Carolina Inc. Durham County • $5,000

Durham, NC
For the establishment of an equipment and uniform replenishment program

Student Action With Farmworkers • $4,000

Durham, NC
For the Levante Documentary Arts Project, through which farmworker teens learn how to use documentary as a tool to explore their identity, build their self-esteem, and bring public awareness to the experiences of farmworkers in North Carolina

University of North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation • $75,000

Winston-Salem, NC
For Deans Discretionary support, the Creative Excellence Fund, and the Thomas S. Kenan III art galleries

Village of Wisdom • $5,000

Durham, NC
For the Parent Learning Communities, which serve, connect, and empower Black families to improve the life and academic outcomes of their children

Volunteer Center Of Greater Durham • $4,000

Durham, NC
For expansion of the Student Action Board, a leadership training program that combines reflection and service to enable participants to have a significant positive impact on their community

Winston-Salem Delta Fine Arts • $5,000

Winston-Salem, NC
For the Shakers Performing Arts Camp, which teaches Shakespeare and Classical Theater through music, dance, and textual interpretation to youth ages 9-17

Yadkin Arts Council • $5,000

Yadkinville, NC
For a music education program in which the Orff-Schulwerk Method will be introduced to all K-6th grade students at the Yadkinville Elementary School

TOTAL GRANTS: $266,950


NEW YORK

American Composers Orchestra • $4,000

New York, NY
For the EarShot program: New Music Readings for High Schools Composers, an innovative new program that teaches students to compose for orchestra

Christ Church United Methodist • $5,000

New York, NY
For Annual support

Cool Culture • $4,000

Brooklyn, NY
For the Adopt-A-Museum program, a family engagement and early learning program that partners the Brooklyn Museum with 10 Brooklyn-based early childhood centers in high-need communities

Daniel's Music Foundation • $4,000

New York, NY
For the new DMF Youth Band, to engage young people with developmental and physical disabilities

Harlem Educational Activities Fund • $4,000

New York, NY
For the Cultural Literacy Behind the Arts program, which helps high school students develop cultural versatility, critical skills, and confidence through exposure to arts and culture

Irvington-On-Hudson Presbyterian Church • $2,500

Irvington, NY
For annual support

Kentler International Drawing Space • $4,000

Brooklyn, NY
For the K.I.D.S. Art Education Special Needs Residency Program at P.S. 15, which offers an expanded and specialized program that directly links Kentler’s exhibitions with related curriculum topics

Marquis Studios • $4,000

Brooklyn, NY
Arts for All, Inclusive Arts Program brings together special education and general education students from 3 adjacent NYC public schools for an innovative inclusive arts education program

New Georges • $5,000

New York, NY
For The Audrey Residencies, a new program that strengthens the new-works processes by adding a year-long residency component to the 3 weeks spent developing a play

New Ohio Theatre • $4,000

New York, NY
For the Archive Residency, a new program to support independent theatre companies with financial assistance, accumulated sector knowledge, technical and administrative expertise

Noche Flamenca • $4,000

New York, NY
For a month-long flamenco summer camp for NYC teenagers

Poets House • $4,000

New York, NY
For a multi-layered educational project that deepens teens' experiences with poetry with the goal of increasing engagement and facility with language, literature and writing.

SAY: The Stuttering Association For The Young • $4,000

New York, NY
For the expansion of the One-Act Play project, which provides theater training for teenagers in playwriting and directing activities, working with them to craft one-act plays and musicals that will be produced and performed for the public with acclaimed, professional artists

Space On Ryder Farm • $5,000

Brooklyn, NY
For SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Season Internship Program, which brings college students and recent college graduates to work side by side with artists, arts administrators and arts professionals in a vibrant and communal residency program

Sundog Theatre • $5,000

Staten Island, NY
For the expansion of the 3D Literacy Program, an interactive program designed to help students with literacy challenges improve their ability to read, write, learn, and communicate

Teachers & Writers Collaborative • $4,000

New York, NY
For A Poem as Big as the Met, a program in which fifth- through eighth-grade students will explore and write poetry about images and objects from the museum's rich collection

Turtle Bay Music School • $5,000

New York, NY
Explore Your Story: A Music and Movement Project in collaboration with myFace, which will use music and dance to provide opportunities for self-expression to students with facial deformities while building confidence and community

TOTAL GRANTS • $71,500