Inaugurated in 1994, the Alpert Award in the Arts provides unrestricted
annual prizes to five engaged, independent artists working
the fields of dance, film/video, music, theatre and the
Initiated and funded by The Herb Alpert Foundation and administered by California Institute of the Arts, the Award rewards experimenters who
are challenging and transforming art and society.
The Alpert Award honors and supports artists respected for their creativity, ingenuity and powerful bodies of work at a moment in their lives when
they are poised to propel their art in new and unpredictable directions.