George Lewis is one of the six newest Doris Duke Artists chosen by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The Award celebrates the chosen artists' ongoing contributions to contemporary dance, music, and theater.
"We could not be more excited to share the names of the 2019 Doris Duke Artists," said DDCF program director for the arts Maurine Knighton. "They have earned this recognition through an incredibly rigorous nomination and review process conducted by a body of their peers. The work of these six artists has inspired creativity, new ideas, and awe across the arts sector and beyond. With the money from this award, they will be able to invest in their own well-being in ways that create the right conditions for them to continue to flourish and do their best work."
Congratulations to George Lewis! For more information on the award, here is the press release.