Foundations Announce Joint Initiative to Support Performing Arts Education

The New York City-based Surdna Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation have announced a joint initiative to give more than $16 million to high schools and institutions that educate and train students in the performing arts, the New York Times reports.

The Talented Students in the Arts Initiative will award grants ranging from $225,000 to $375,000 to four performing arts institutions and five performing arts high schools in support of internships, scholarships, and artist-in-residence programs. The schools and institutions will also receive endowment support in the form of matching grants ranging from $750,000 to $1.25 million.

The arts institutions receiving grants are the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado, the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and the New York City-based Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation.

The high schools receiving grants are the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Cleveland School of the Arts, the Los Angeles High School for the Arts, the New World School of Arts in Miami, and the Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and Performing Arts in New York City.

"Two Foundations Devote $16 Million to Arts Training" New York Times 04/04/2001.