Herb Alpert – The Herb Alpert Award in The Arts Celebrates 25 Years and 125 Winners

The Herb Alpert Award in The Arts Celebrates 25 Years and 125 Winners

March 1, 2019
Herb Alpert. Photo by Dewey Nicks
From L to R: 2018 Alpert Award Winners – Robert O’Hara (Theatre), Courtney Bryan (Music), Michael Rakowitz (Visual Arts), Lani Hall Alpert, Herb Alpert, Okwui Okpokwasili (Dance), Arthur Jafa (Film/Video). Photo by Francesco da Vinci
About Herb Alpert
A 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Alpert’s albums have sold over 72 million copies, and 29 of his records have reached the Billboard 200. Billboard also listed Herb as #7 on their Greatest Of All Time Billboard 200 Artists. In 2012 Alpert was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama.
In 2010 Herb Alpert and his Foundation came to the rescue of the Harlem School of the Arts as the doors were about to be closed for good. Now, with a new board of directors and management, the school is flourishing and a beacon for kids all around the NY area. “If you want to see a feel good program—check it out,” says Herb Alpert.
About the Herb Alpert Award in the Arts
The Herb Alpert Award in the Arts is an unrestricted prize of $75,000 given annually to five, risk-taking, mid-career artists working in the fields of dance, film/video, music, theatre and the visual arts. The prize was initiated and funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and has been administered by the California Institute of the Arts since 1994. The Award honors and supports artists respected for their creativity, ingenuity, and bodies of work, at a moment in their lives when they are poised to propel their art in new and unpredictable directions. The Herb Alpert Award recognizes experimenters who are making something that matters within and beyond their field.
The Herb Alpert Foundation envisions a world in which all young people are blessed with opportunities that allow them to reach their potential and lead productive and fulfilling lives. Over the past few years, the Foundation has focused on core areas, such as “The Arts,” a broad category that includes arts education, a focus on jazz, and support to professionals. This also includes programs that seek to use the arts to help meet the needs of underserved youth and to help build competencies that will enable them to become successful adults. The other core area is “Compassion and Well-Being,” which celebrates the positive aspects of human psychology and seeks to bring more empathy and compassionate behavior into our society. Please note: the Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.
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