Krannert gets second grant from Doris Duke foundation

Krannert gets second grant from Doris Duke foundation

URBANA — Krannert Center for the Performing Arts has received a second grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for a program with Anne Bogart of the SITI Company called "Making Communities Visible."

Krannert will receive a total of $155,000 over three years for the project, with most of the money going to Bogart and the SITI Company, a New York-based theater company that performs regularly at Krannert.

The Duke money will go toward engaging community groups in activities "that shift the paradigm of contemporary expectations about what art means through an expanded sense of community," according to a news release from the foundation.

The first Doris Duke grant, given to Krannert in 2006, totaled $1.125 million and came with a challenge to raise matching funds. The second grant has no such requirement.

In the recent round of grants, the Duke Charitable Foundation gave $1.475 million to 10 teams of U.S. performing arts organizations and artists to develop together with artists greater public demand for jazz, theater and/or contemporary dance.

The foundation is awarding the grants as part of a larger $50 million, 10-year commitment over and above its existing funding for the performing arts.

Since 1997, the foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $1.1 billion. For more information, visit

Topics (1):Theater

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