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Herb Alpert Award Winners Announced


This year's 27th annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts have been awarded to "ten risk-taking, mid-career artists – experimenters – who are challenging and transforming art, their respective disciplines, and society." (The Herb Alpert Foundation)


Doubling the number of artists awarded from last year, two winners were selected from each discipline.


The 2021 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts winners:

DANCE: Beth Gill, Will Rawls

FILM/VIDEO: Kahlil Joseph, Adam Khalil

MUSIC: Toshi Reagon, David Virelles

THEATRE: Kimber Lee, Kaneza Schaal

VISUAL ARTS: Steffani Jemison, Tanya Lukin Linklater


Read more about the individual winners here.


From the Herb Alpert Foundation:

The awards were founded and conceived by legendary musician, philanthropist and artist Herb Alpert, and his Grammy-winning vocalist wife, Lani Hall. Now in its 27th year, the HAAIA has to date been awarded to 130 artists. Each awardee receives a $75,000 unrestricted prize and residency at CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) which administers the prize on behalf of the Herb Alpert Foundation.


“I’ve always loved the artists that travel the road less traveled…those are the artists that touch me.” Herb Alpert


Herb Alpert and Lani Hall created the Herb Alpert Foundation in 1985 and over thirty years and more than $190 million dollars later, Herb Alpert remains one of America’s most important and loyal advocates for the arts and arts education.


Read the full press release here.

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