Creative Capital is delighted to announce a new ancillary program, the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards, launched this fall in partnership with the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The Performing Artist Awards will support individual artists in contemporary dance, theater and jazz for extended professional and artistic development. The program is designed to empower, invest in and celebrate notable performing artists, allowing for long-term exploration and research needs unmet by traditional project support.
The award programs will select and support 200 artists through unrestricted grants and additional funds will be available for audience development and matching contributions to artists' retirement accounts. The program will support 100 artists with grants of up to $275,000, plus an additional 100 artists with grants of up to $80,000. Artists will be selected for these awards through a peer-review panel process. No applications will be accepted.
Creative Capital will serve as DDCF's primary partner in working with artists in the award programs to realize and maximize the use of their grants. All awardees will have the opportunity to take part in professional development activities, financial and legal counseling, and grantee gatherings.
The Performing Artist Awards are part of a larger initiative, the Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative, a new ten-year, $50 million program. The overall program includes a residency program as well as the two award programs. Since its founding in 1996, DDCF has given more than $218 million to its signature fields in the arts. With the Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative, DDCF will now provide a critical mass of flexible support to individual artists, as well as to a range of dance companies, theaters and presenters.
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital's pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project's success and foster sustainable practices for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 326 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 3,700 artists through its Professional Development Program. For more information, visit www.creative-capital.org.