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The Dorothea Tanning Award

The Dorothea Tanning Award is administered by a confidential nomination and selection process. Applications and unsolicited nominations are not accepted.

This endowed award was established in 2016 with a gift from The Destina Foundation in memory of the venerable artist and poet, who was a contributor to FCA and a lifelong friend of John Cage and Merce Cunningham. The $40,000 award is made annually through Grants to Artists in celebration of Tanning's fierce independence and limitless imagination.

Dorothea Tanning Award Recipients