Terri Lyne Carrington and George Lewis have been named 2019 Doris Duke Artists. Each receives an award of $275,000 ($250,000 unrestricted; $25,000 dedicated to encouraging savings for retirement or later life needs).
The Doris Duke Artist Awards “invest in exemplary individual artists in contemporary dance, jazz, theater and related interdisciplinary work who have demonstrated their artistic vitality and commitment to their field. The award is not a lifetime achievement award. Instead, it is a deep investment in the potential of dedicated artists, empowering them through the freedom of unrestricted support to take creative risks, explore new ideas and pay for important professional and personal needs not typically funded by project-related grants.”