Ava DuVernay, her company honored by MacDowell artist colony

NEW YORK – Filmmaker Ava DuVernay will be honored subsequent month by MacDowell, which is presenting its inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award to her media enterprise and arts collective ARRAY.

The award is named for the co-founder of MacDowell, the century-old artist residency in Peterborough, New Hampshire, wherever James Baldwin, Leonard Bernstein and numerous other folks have been browsing fellows. DuVernay, known for this sort of acclaimed flicks as “Selma” and “13th,” founded ARRAY in 2012 as a way of amplifying the do the job of girls and folks of coloration.

“I am touched that our narrative transform collective ARRAY, which is constructed upon a mission to articulate and amplify stories from the widest selection of art makers, is becoming honored in Ms. MacDowell’s title,” DuVernay claimed in a statement Sunday. “I appear forward to cultivating a partnership between ARRAY and MacDowell to enable extra artists of coloration, particularly girls, to be a element of the residency method in coming several years.”

MacDowell will host a virtual ceremony on Oct. 19. Actress and previous chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Jane Alexander, will current the award.

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