Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Funds Ambitious, 3-year Arts Initiative at Duke

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Gift enables Duke to set a new standard in immersive arts education and community engagement using the Rubenstein Arts Center.
JACK Quartet by Robert Zimmerman

"The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the Jenny Lillian Semans Koortbojian Trust have awarded Duke Arts with a $500,000, 3-year grant to redefine arts education in film, music, and dance."

"With the support of this gift, Duke students will learn from, and collaborate with, accomplished visiting artists. This gift will also extend the impact of artist residencies beyond campus through partnerships with Durham Public Schools and community arts organizations. Programming in all three areas kicks off in Fall 2018."

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