Doris Duke Charitable Foundation – Building Bridges: Islamic Art
Internal Deadline: Contact the Office of Research if interested.
LOI: September 8, 2017
External Deadline: December 1, 2017
Award Information: Type: Grant
Estimated Number of Awards: 5-15
Anticipated Amount: $300,000 per grant maximum; $1,750,000 total
Submission Process: PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal: https://app.wizehive.com/webform/USCgrants
Materials to submit:
- Single Page Proposal Summary (0.5” margins; single-spaced; font type: Arial, Helvetica, or Georgia typeface; font size: 11 pt). Page limit includes references and illustrations. Pages that exceed the 1-page limit will be excluded from review.
- CV – (5 pages maximum)
The organization must have at least three years of professional experience producing or presenting literary-, media- and/or performing arts‐based programs.
Organizations must have annual operating expenses greater than $100,000, of which at least $25,000 is dedicated to professional arts- or media arts-based programming. Organizations that do not meet the budget criteria may partner with another organization that does and can serve as the fiscal sponsor. Similarly, non-arts, social change-focused organizations may partner with arts organizations to apply and vice versa; however, only one organization may submit an application.
Projects and Areas Not Funded
- Requests from individuals;
- The development, publication or distribution of books or reports;
- Initiatives based exclusively on scholarly research or scholarly presentations;
- Initiatives that focus solely on historical, as opposed to contemporary arts and cultures from Muslim-majority regions;
- Film production or distribution of a single film will generally not be competitive;
- Projects that support a performance by a single artist or single performance production will generally not be competitive;
- The program will not support direct costs for the development and installation of exhibitions. Public programs associated with exhibitions are eligible.
The Building Bridges 2017-18 Grants Program will support planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance relationships and understanding. Through this approach, the program’s larger aim is to contribute toward a more just civil society and greater well-being among people.
Proposed projects or programs should offer engaging, immersive and interactive experiences that may be conducted in collaboration with other organizations and are tailored to the needs and interests of the specific intended audience(s). There are many ways organizations might design, structure and implement programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations through literary-, media- and/or performing arts-based experiences to foster relationships and understanding between communities. Organizations are encouraged to draw upon their core capabilities, audience knowledge and resources in the creation of their proposals. Competitive projects may include, but are not limited to:
- Development of new programs informed by past experience of successful artistic programming, including international programming;
- Expansion of existing programs that advance Building Bridges Grants Program goals.
Funded projects must have a start date between March 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018. Projects may take place over a period of one to three years from the start date.
Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.