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Dorothea Tanning Award

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 $45,000 award is made annually through Grants to Artists in celebration of Tanning's fierce independence and limitless imagination.

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

Dorothea Tanning Award

Dorothea Tanning in her home, New York City, 1998. Photo by Peter Ross.