Established in 1956, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation works to encourage, promote, and nurture the arts and K-12 educational communities in Chatham, Durham, Orange, and Wake counties in North Carolina. The foundation is guided in that mission by the belief that the arts are critical in maintaining strong community ties, preserving culture, and establishing important human connections.
In support of that mission, the foundation currently is accepting applications for two opportunities within its Arts Program:
Preserve and Enrich the Triangle’s Cultural Life and Landscape — Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of efforts that increase organizational capacity as well as creative collaborations that advance the scope and health of the arts within the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina.
Develop and Nurture Artistic Talent -- Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to organizations that support the creative and career development of individual artists. To that end, the program awards grants to organizations in any creative discipline, including theater, the visual arts, photography, filmmaking, and music.
Eligible organizations must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the foundation does accept fiscal sponsorship); be located in Chatham, Durham, Orange, or Wake counties, North Carolina; have an annual operating budget under $5 million; and have a project budget of not more than $100,000.
See the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.