For annual support. This grant reflects the long history shared by the church, Mary Duke Biddle, and the Biddle Foundation.
Support for UNCSA Deans’ Discretionary Funds and the Creative Excellence Fund. This grant reflects the long history shared by UNCSA and the Biddle Foundation.
Support for “Dimensions of Black: The Founding Fathers of Hayti,” a multi-media production about this historic African American community in Durham
Support for the 2019 Hayti Heritage Film Festival
Support for the Hayti Black Filmmaker Collective Lab, which provides training and development led by subject-matter experts in various aspects of the business and craft of filmmaking. 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.
Support to develop and produce original audio dramas
Support for Downtown Durham Public Space grants to local artists to activate downtown’s public spaces, awarded through a competitive and open process
Support for “Follow the Northstar: Poetry and Puppetry,” a multi-disciplinary residency that will produce a series of new works
Support for “Bring Me My Purse,” a multidisciplinary art project that interrogates and lays plain the economic reality of Black women in America
Support for the 2020 North Carolina HIP (historically-informed performance) Music Festival Orchestra, which celebrates early classical music in the Triangle