THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color - Apply

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This grant program is being offered with generous support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties. For more information, you can visit

How does our theatre apply?

There are two separate application forms - one for RESPOND and a different one for RECOGNIZE. If your theatre plans to apply for both RESPOND and RECOGNIZE, you will have to submit two applications.

THRIVE! information session recording is available here.


25 rapid response grants of $10,000 each, unrestricted.
Applications Due: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET


20 general operating grants of $50,000 each, unrestricted.
Applications Due: Friday, May 6, 2022 at 11:59pm ET

Information Sessions and Office Hours

There are multiple opportunities for applicants to receive support on their application, including live and recorded Info Sessions; one-on-one/small group Office Hours to answer questions and provide feedback to applicants prior to submitting their application; and for RECOGNIZE applicants, post-notification panel feedback to help them understand how their application was considered in the selection process. 

THRIVE! information session recording is available here.

Sign up for RESPOND Office Hours (closed)
Sign up for RECOGNIZE Office Hours (no slots available)
Please contact Raksak Kongseng (she/they) at for any RECOGNIZE questions and allow 3 business days for a response.

Accommodations and Assistance

The THRIVE! application process is taking into account technological and language barriers which applicants may be facing. Applications are accepted online in English, however alternatives to written applications are possible and program staff will help applicants navigate challenges related to language. To request an accommodation or assistance in applying, please contact Raksak Kongseng, at, preferably two weeks before the application deadline.