Three NPN alumni named 2020 Doris Duke Artists

September 30, 2020  •  < 1 minute read

Three NPN alumni artists are among the eight 2020 Doris Duke Artists, which the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation announced in mid-September.

Each will receive an award of $275,000 intended as an investment in and celebration of these artists and their 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. The awards are not tied to specific projects—rather, they are available to artists to attend to important life needs that can help artists thrive.

As one of many ways DDCF is upping its support to individual artists in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the arts sector, the foundation is expanding the number of artists receiving Doris Duke Artist Awards to a total of eight for 2020, up from six the previous year.

Please join us in extending heartfelt congratulations to Ana María Alvarez, Sean Dorsey, Rennie Harris, and the other artists in this amazing lineup, as well as thanks to the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for their continued dedication to artists in this time!