Support for a marketing and communications strategic plan for this artists’ collective that will contribute to its sustainability and capacity
Support for the River Park Public Artwork, a sculpture marking the entry to Hillsborough’s River Park, crafted from a 250-year-old fallen Southern Red Oak tree
Support for “FreeFlight” and “Exit/No Entry,” original dances probing the idea of being walled off physically, psychically and geopolitically. 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 for the Emerging Artists Awards, a competitive, career development grant program for individual artists residing in Durham, Orange, Chatham, Granvillle, and Person Counties of North Carolina. This grant reflects the long history shared by the Durham Arts Council and the Biddle Foundation.
Support to build a strong development and communications program to grow and sustain contributed support, which can then provide increased funding to arts organizations and artists. This grant will be paid over three years and was made by invitation.
Support for the Programming Innovations for Click! (PIC) Grants, which will allow artists/arts organizations to produce and stage their own original photo programming during the Festival
Support for the 2019-20 season performances and programming. This grant reflects the long history shared by The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and the Biddle Foundation.
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.
Support for a strategic planning process focused on financial health and institutional sustainability
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.