Two Durham Organizations Receive Prestigious ‘Building Bridges’ Grants from the Doris...

Two Durham Organizations Receive Prestigious ‘Building Bridges’ Grants from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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Duke Performances and the Museum of Durham History Receive National Awards to Strengthen Understanding Between Muslim and Non-Muslim Communities

DURHAM, N.C. – May 15, 2017 – The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, an extension of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, recently announced the 11 national recipients of its annual Building Bridges Grants Program awards, two of them based in Durham: Duke Performances and the Museum of Durham History.
Since 2013, the Building Bridges program’s annual competition has awarded 23 U.S. nonprofit organizations with over $4.7 million in grants to support planning and implementation of creative arts- and culture-based programs advancing relationships between Muslim and non-Muslim communities.
Duke Performances, working in partnership with the Duke Center for Islamic Studies and the Duke Center for Middle Eastern Studies, will receive $125,000 to support a multi-year initiative titled Southern Hospitality: Muslim Arts and Music as Cultural Bridge-Making in the American South. Duke Performances’ Executive Director is Aaron Greenwald... Read Jun. 16, 2017's Issue Here.

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