Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art Accepting LOIs for Building Bridges Program

The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art is accepting Letters of Interest for its 2017-18 Building Bridges grants program.

Grants of up to $300,000 over one to three years will be awarded for the 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 inter-cultural relationships and understanding. Projects or programs should offer engaging, immersive, and interactive experiences that may be conducted in collaboration with other organizations and that are tailored to the needs and interests of the intended audience(s). Competitive projects may include but are not limited to the development of new programs informed by past experience of successful artistic programming, including international programming and the expansion of existing programs that advance Building Bridges Grants Program goals. Projects must take place within the United States.

Nonprofit organizations with operating expense budgets greater than $100,000 and at least $25,000 in arts-related programming are eligible to apply. Organizations with annual expense budgets between $100,000 and $500,000 may apply for grants of up to $125,000 (or no more than 25 percent of the annual expense budget). Organizations with annual expense budgets greater than $500,000 may apply for grants up to $300,000 (or no more than 25 percent of the annual expense budget).

Letters of Interest must be received no later than September 8, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by December 1, 2017.

See the DDFIA website for complete program guidelines, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions.

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