Selected by a panel of peers in their respective disciplines, twenty artists working in the fields of contemporary dance, jazz, theater, and multidisciplinary performance will each receive an unrestricted multiyear grant of $225,000, up to $25,000 in targeted support for audience development, and as much as $25,000 for personal reserves or creative exploration during what are commonly considered the retirement years as part of the foundation's ten-year, $50 million commitment to the performing arts. Ranging in age from their mid-thirties to early seventies, the awardees will be able to access their awards over a three- to five-year period under a schedule established by each recipient. Creative Capital, the foundation's primary partner in the initiative, will offer award recipients professional development opportunities, financial and legal counseling, and networking events to help them maximize the impact of their grants.
The 2013 Doris Duke Artists are Anthony Braxton (jazz), Billy Childs (jazz), Ping Chong (theater), Kelly Copper (theater), Lisa D'Amour (theater), DD Dorvillier (dance), Amir ElSaffar (jazz), David Gordon (dance), Pat Graney (dance), Stacy Klein (theater), David Lang (dance, multidisciplinary performance), Pavol Liska (theater), Rudresh Mahanthappa (jazz), John Malpede (theater), Miya Masaoka (jazz, multidisciplinary performance), Myra Melford (jazz), Tere O'Connor (dance), William Parker (jazz), Elizabeth Streb (dance), and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (dance).
"We are thrilled to welcome a second group of grantees to the Doris Duke Artists program," said Ben Cameron, program director for the arts at DDCF. "Having seen the enormous value of this grant program for our first class, we are excited to expand the roster with these additional twenty artists — artists who produce thrilling, vibrant work that affects both audiences and the larger performing arts field."
To learn more about this year's winners, visit the Doris Duke Artists Awards Web site.