The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Nationwide Initiative to Expand Artistic and Personal Freedom for Creative Leaders In the Fields of Jazz, Contemporary Dance and Theatre.
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded its first class of Doris Duke Artists. Each member of the first class will receive an unrestricted, multi-year cash grant of $225,000, plus as much as $50,000 more in targeted support for retirement savings and audience development. Creative Capital, DDCF’s primary partner in the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards, will also offer the awardees the opportunity to take part in professional development activities, financial and legal counseling, and grantee gatherings-all designed to help them maximize the use of their grants. DDCF is naming the first Doris Duke Artists in the year that marks the centenary of the birth of Doris Duke (1912-1993).
Among these 2012 inaugural recipients are the following ASCAP members: