To commission and premiere a new, all-women trio by the acclaimed Pilobolus during the 2018 season. This grant reflects the long history shared by ADF and the Biddle Foundation.
Support to co-commission and present “Radioactive Practice” by Abby Zbikowski at the von der Heyden Studio Theater during its 2020 season. This grant reflects the long history shared by ADF and the Biddle Foundation.
Support for Made in NC, a three-year program to expand ADF’s commissioning program focused on the creation and presentation of new works by North Carolina-based choreographers. This grant will be paid over three years and was made by invitation.
Durham Arts Inclusion Project is a professional development effort that will provide inclusion training and support to arts education providers.
Increasing Artspace’s impact through an organizational assessment that will allow us to meet our community’s needs more meaningfully with mission-aligned programs and measurable results.
The STEMentor Initiative “SMART Saturday Academy” provides engaging, structured STEM classes, camps, and activities throughout the year to school-aged children in Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties.
The Jo Ann Williams Artist Fellowship offers studio space and resources to artists of color in North Carolina.
Support for a collaboration with the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective (CAAWC) to publish “All the Songs We Sing,” an anthology celebrating CAAWC’s 25th anniversary, and for related events and workshops. This grant is made through an estate gift to MDBF from the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust. Jenny was a granddaughter of Mary Duke Biddle.
Compubotics is a program designed to teach computer programming and robotics at the Boys & Girls Club in Siler City, NC.
Support for Bull City Youth Orchestra, a symphony orchestra for middle and high school students, in partnership with NCCU’s Department of Music