Supporting artists of color to create new work and engage with the community.
Joyce Awards recognize artists of color who collaborate with nonprofit institutions by awarding them $50,000 to commission thought-provoking works of art, which aim to strengthen cross-cultural understanding by bringing diverse audiences together. The 2014 Joyce Awards were given to four African American women who will contribute to vigorous dialogue through theater, dance and classical music arts across the Midwest.
“Throughout the Joyce Awards’ 11 years, we have been so proud to support over 35 community-oriented arts projects to diversify and engage audiences and artists,” said Ellen Alberding, the President of The Joyce Foundation. “This year’s endeavors bring strong voices to the table and showcase the incredible artistic talent of these four women, and we’re excited to be part of the process.”
Camille A. Brown with DANCECleveland
Jessie Montgomery with the Sphinx Organization
Tracey Scott Wilson with Pillsbury House Theatre
Download: Criteria to receive a Joyce Award
Read: Press release announcing the 2014 Joyce Award winners.
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Joyce Foundation 2013 Annual Report
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