Duke Artist Awards and Guggenheim Fellowships Announced

April 28, 2015  •  < 1 minute read

The Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards are given to artists who continue to move forward artistically, challenging themselves to question, grow, and refine their own vocabulary and their way of working. NPN/VAN shares those values, and it’s wonderful to see past NPN Creation Fund recipients —  Nora Chipaumire (FY15, FY12), Paul Flores (FY11, FY07, FY05), Linda Parris-Bailey of Carpetbag Theatre (FY11, FY07), Mildred Ruiz and Steven Sapp of Universes (FY10), and Doug Varone (FY10)  — included on this prestigious roster of artists. For more information on these artists, and all of the Doris Duke Performing Artists, click here. Since its establishment in 1925, the Guggenheim Foundation has granted over $325 million in Fellowships to almost 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates and poets laureate, as well as winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Fields Medal, and other important, internationally recognized honors. This year, current and past NPN Creation Fund recipients Zoe Scofield (FY15, FY11, FY07), Rosy Simas (FY15), and Jonah Boaker (FY08) are among the honorees, as well as NPN/VAN Local Network Partner and the keynote speaker for our 2014 Tulsa Annual Meeting, Mel Chin. Needless to say, we’re proud. For more information on all the Guggenheim Fellows, click here.