Merce Cunningham Trust


The Merce Cunningham Trust has released an in-depth case study on the Cunningham Dance Foundation’s precedent-setting Legacy Plan. Prepared by the Foundation, the comprehensive report reviews the process undertaken by the Cunningham Dance Foundation to research, develop, and execute the multifaceted plan, which was launched in 2009 to ensure the celebration and enduring preservation of Merce Cunningham’s creative vision in accordance with the artist’s wishes. The study details how the Legacy Plan and the Foundation’s experience can serve as a model for other dance companies, particularly single-choreographer companies, as well as other arts and nonprofit organizations facing the need for post-founder planning.

The full study is available here.