Ava DuVernay Honored With Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award.
Ava DuVernay will accept the inaugural Marian MacDowell Arts Advocacy Award on behalf of her Array Releasing during MacDowell’s Virtual National Benefit on Oct. 19.
“As I have learned more about MacDowell, and the range of artists who have been in residence over decades, I am moved by how their work has influenced our world,” DuVernay said. “Marian MacDowell was the woman who, in 1907, had the unique vision to support artists from many different walks of life in an effort to remove barriers to creativity. I am touched that our narrative change collective Array, which is built upon a mission to articulate and amplify stories from the widest range of art makers, is being honored in Ms. MacDowell’s name.”
This year’s award is being underwritten by Agnes Gund, who said DuVernay’s documentary “13th” inspired the formation of Gund’s Art for Justice Fund.