Lynn Nottage Honored With 2007 MacArthur Fellowship

News   Lynn Nottage Honored With 2007 MacArthur Fellowship The MacArthur Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2007 MacArthur Fellowship, which awards individuals in various fields whose work shows great creativity and continuing promise.

The $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship financially supports groundbreaking individuals, allowing them to work independently in a flexible environment, without requiring specific obligations to their benefactor. Among the artists honored are Crumbs from the Table of Joy and Intimate Apparel author Lynn Nottage; soprano Dawn Upshaw; Shen Wei, choreographer and founder of Shen Wei Dance Arts; blues musician Corey Harris; abstract painter Joan Snyder; short story writer Stuart Dybek; and installation artist Whitfield Lovell.

In addition to honorees in the arts, individuals in science, medicine, technology, social services, education and history will receive the 2007 MacArthur Fellowship, which is paid in installments for a period of five years.

A full list of the 2007 MacArthur Fellowship recipients is available by visiting www.macfound.org.