Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Names The 2019 Doris Duke Artists

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Names The 2019 Doris Duke Artists

New York, July 9, 2019 — The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) announced today the names of the 2019 Doris Duke Artists, each receiving an award of $275,000 intended as an investment in and celebration of these artists’ ongoing contributions to the fields of contemporary dance, jazz and theater. A total of $250,000 of the prize is completely unrestricted, and $25,000 is dedicated to encouraging savings for retirement or later life needs.

This year’s Doris Duke Artists are:

Donald Byrd (Dance)
Terri Lyne Carrington (Jazz)
Michelle Ellsworth (Dance)
Marcus Gardley (Theater)
George Lewis (Jazz)
Lauren Yee (Theater)

“We could not be more excited to share the names of the 2019 Doris Duke Artists,” said Maurine Knighton, program director for the arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. “They have earned this recognition through an incredibly rigorous nomination and review process conducted by a body of their peers. The work of these six artists has inspired creativity, new ideas and awe across the arts sector and beyond. With the money from this award, they will be able to invest in their own well-being in ways that create the right conditions for them to continue to flourish and do their best work...

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