Performing Arts

Doris Duke Artist Awards

About the Doris Duke Artist Awards

The Doris Duke Artist Awards invest in exemplary individual artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theater and related interdisciplinary work who have demonstrated their artistic vitality and commitment to their field. The award is not a lifetime achievement award. Instead, it is a deep investment in the potential of dedicated artists, empowering them through the freedom of unrestricted support to take creative risks, explore new ideas and pay for important professional and personal needs not typically funded by project-related grants.


 Meet the 2019 Doris Duke Artists 


To view the previous years of all Doris Duke Artist Award winners, please visit our Grantee Recipient database.