Darcy James Argue Selected for Doris Duke Award & Guggenheim Fellowship

Huge congratulations to NewAm artist Darcy James Argue, who has received a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation!

Argue is one of 20 recipients for the 2015 Doris Duke Artist Awards, with the recipient genres ranging from contemporary dance, theatre, jazz to related interdisciplinary work. Launched in 2011, the awards are part of a ten-year program undertaken by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, in partnership with Creative Capital, to empower, invest in and celebrate artists by offering flexible, multi-year funding as a response to financial and funding challenges both unique to the performing arts and to each grantee. The Awards program reflects the pioneering spirit and generosity of Doris Duke, who frequently invested in talent or artistic genres, such as jazz, certain forms of modern dance and traditional Islamic art forms, long before others in the United States recognized the value of such work. For more information on the Doris Duke Awards and the recipients, click here

As mentioned previously, Argue has also recently been awarded a 2015 fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The foundation has awarded 173 Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of over 3,100 applicants. For further information on the Guggenheim Fellowships and the recipients, click here.

And click here for more on Darcy James Argue and his big band, Secret Society.