The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) will Announce the 2016 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Recipients on May 6th

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Five $75,000 prizes given annually for the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts: Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

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"Our work at the Foundation supports programs that offer arts education from early childhood through professional development based on the belief that each of us has a unique voice." Rona Sebastian, President of the Herb Alpert Foundation

The Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) will award the 22nd Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts to five exceptional mid–career artists, presented at a lunch hosted by the Herb Alpert Foundation in Santa Monica on May 6th, 2016.

The awards recognize past performance and future promise to artists working in Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts; an outstanding candidate in each genre receives a prize of $75,000.

“We are proud to celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of Herb Alpert Award in the Arts,” says Rona Sebastian, President of the Herb Alpert Foundation. “Each year the Award recognizes five extraordinary innovative mid–career artists who consistently take creative risks. Our work at the Foundation supports programs that offer arts education from early childhood through professional development based on the belief that each of us has a unique voice that can be explored through the arts and have personal transformation as well as societal impact.”

Irene Borger, Director of the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, selects the distinguished panelists for each of the Award’s five disciplines.

2016 Herb Alpert Award Panelists

DANCE:
Nora Chipaumire, choreographer, performer, 2012 Herb Alpert Award Winner, New York

Joanna Haigood, artistic director, Zaccho Dance Theatre, 1998 Herb Alpert Award Winner, San Francisco

Louise Steinman, writer/curator, ALOUD series, Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Los Angeles

FILM/VIDEO:
Romi Crawford, associate professor, Visual and Critical Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Alex Juhasz, professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College, Pasadena, CA

Astria Suparak, curator and artist, Pittsburgh, PA

MUSIC:
Adam Fong, composer, and co-founder, Center for New Music, San Francisco

Myra Melford, composer, 2012 Herb Alpert Award Winner, professor, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Francisco Nuñez, conductor, composer, director, Young People’s Chorus of New York City, New York

THEATRE:
Maria Goyanes, associate producer, The Public Theater, New York

Gideon Lester, director of Theatre Programs, Bard College, Annandale–on–Hudson, NY

Angela Mattox, artistic director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland, OR

VISUAL ARTS:
Helen Molesworth, chief curator, MOCA, Los Angeles

Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Emily Zimmerman, associate curator of Programs, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

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