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Merce Cunningham Award

The Merce Cunningham Award was established in 2015 with an endowment gift from the Merce Cunningham Trust to extend and preserve Cunningham's legacy. One of FCA's earliest grants was made to support the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's 1964 World Tour, and the Foundation remained supportive of the Company throughout its existence. The Merce Cunningham Award is a biennial grant made through Grants to Artists in recognition of outstanding achievement in the arts that reflects the creativity and spirit of Merce Cunningham.

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

Merce Cunningham Award

Merce Cunningham, 1997. Photo by Annie Leibovitz. Courtesy the Merce Cunningham Trust.