NYC foundation initiative to aid artists

AP News
Posted: Oct 20, 2011 2:37 PM
NYC foundation initiative to aid artists

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation will award $50 million over 10 years to more than 200 performing artists under a new nationwide initiative.

The foundation announced Thursday that it will give out flexible, multi-year cash awards of up to $275,000.

The artists will be from the fields of jazz, theater and contemporary dance.

Rather than allocating funds for specific projects, artists will have freedom to take creative risks and explore new ideas.

The artists cannot apply for the funds. They will be chosen through an anonymous peer-review process.