Building on the Joyce Awards

Since the inception of the Joyce Awards in 2004, the competition has awarded more than $4 million to commission 73 new works and collaborations between artists and leading arts, cultural, and community-based organizations. On this page, we celebrate the accomplishments and awards won by past Joyce Awards recipients.

Featured Awards

Grammy Awards

2 Winners After Joyce Awards

2011

Carolina Chocolate Drops

2018

Terence Blanchard

Pulitzer Prize for Drama

2 Winners After Joyce Awards

2017

Lynn Nottage

2012

Quiara Alegría Hudes

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship

4 Winners After Joyce Awards

2021

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

2020

Larissa FastHorse

2019

Emmanuel Pratt

2013

Tarell Alvin McCraney

Bessie Awards

4 Winners After Joyce Awards

2021, 2013

Bill T. Jones

2019

Nick Cave

2017, 2006

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar

2014

Camille A. Brown

Additional Awards

ArtPrize

Tyree Guyton (2018)

Seitu Jones (2017)

Dance/USA Fellowships to Artists

Ananya Chatterjea (2019)

Rosy Simas (2019)

Heinz Awards

Sanford Biggers (2021)

Gabriela Lena Frank (2020)

Creative Capital Awards

Larissa Fasthorse (2019)
Kanez Schaal (2016)
Edgar Arceneaux (2005)

Emily Johnson (2013)

Theaster Gates (2012)

Ali Momeni (2013)

McKnight Foundation

Wing Young Huie (2018 Distinguished Artist Award)

Seitu Ken Jones (2017)

Uri Sands (2011)

Emily Johnson (2013)

Time 100 Most Influential People

Julie Mehretu (2020)

Lynn Nottage (2019)

Princess Grace Awards

Kyle Abraham (2019, 2019, 2016, 2015)

Camille A. Brown (2019, 2017, 2016)

Uri Sands (2010)

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award

Camille A. Brown (2016)

Bill T. Jones (2010)