2016 Doris Duke Artist Awards

Awarded: 5/3/2016

Up to $275,000 each to 21 artists

To empower, invest in and celebrate artists in the fields of contemporary dance, jazz and theater by offering flexible multi-year funding as a response to financial and funding challenges both unique to the performing arts and to each grantee.

The recipients of the 2016 Doris Duke Artist Awards included:

  • Kyle Abraham
  • Sharon Bridgforth
  • Dave Douglas
  • Faye Driscoll
  • Janie Geiser
  • Miguel Gutierrez
  • Fred Hersch
  • Wayne Horvitz
  • Taylor Mac
  • Dianne McIntyre
  • Jason Moran
  • Mark Morris
  • Lynn Nottage
  • Thaddeus Phillips
  • Will Power
  • Aparna Ramaswamy
  • Matana Roberts
  • Jen Shyu
  • Wadada Leo Smith
  • Morgan Thorson
  • Henry Threadgill