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The Doris Duke Performing Artist Initiative: Lessons Learned

Tuesday, October 8, 11:10am – 12:10pm

Regency C-2, Second Floor Mezzanine

Organized and presented by Ruby Lerner, President, Creative Capital Foundation.

Presented by Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Program.

In 2012, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation launched an unprecedented ten-year initiative to support two hundred artists in dance, theater, and jazz, choosing Creative Capital as its partner in the enterprise. Designed as a hybrid program offering both unrestricted and supplemental project support, artists are given flexible, multi-year awards, enabling them to take creative risks, explore new ideas, and pay for important needs such as healthcare. The awards also offer grantees additional support for audience development and arts education. Join Ben Cameron and Ruby Lerner as they discuss the diverse ways the artists have allocated their funds, as well as lessons learned in the program’s first two years.