FCA’s Impact on Artists
We are proud of what FCA grantees have accomplished. FCA has a long history of recognizing promising artists and providing them with support at critical points in their careers. Decades ago, FCA grants allowed young composers, choreographers and performers of the day—such as Earle Brown, Merce Cunningham, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk and Twyla Tharp—to make and present their work. We continue to support the vanguard in the art and performance worlds, and many FCA grantees go on to have extraordinary careers.
After receiving their FCA grant, artists have been recognized with many awards from other prestigious institutions. Collectively, our grantees have received nineteen Guggenheim Fellowships and five MacArthur “Genius” Awards, in addition to many other awards, including:
Performing artists supported by FCA have been commissioned and presented by such venues as:
FCA grants often serve as a catalyst that propel artists into new and uncharted territory. Many grantees tell us that they received their award at just the right time—when their work had stalled or they couldn’t pay for their studio or produce a show. Because FCA grants are selected by peers, artists are also given a boost of confidence when they need it most. Click on the links to the left to learn about a few of the artists supported by FCA and how their careers have developed since.