Residency Prizes

In the spirit of the partnership between The Herb Alpert Foundation and CalArts, the Herb Alpert Award has developed collaborative relationships with four residency programs, all of whom honor and support talented artists, and their forays into the unknown.

Herb Alpert/MacDowell Fellowship

Founded in 1907 and situated on 450 woodland acres in Peterborough, New Hampshire, MacDowell, the most distinguished and oldest residency program in America, is known for the talent and mix of its artists. Fellows include architects, composers, film and video makers, writers and interdisciplinary and visual artists. There are 32 private studios assigned according to the work proposed.

Recommended by HAAIA panels in their discipline and chosen by MacDowell panelists





taisha paggett, Los Angeles

Alice Sheppard, Los Altos, CA


Cecilia Aldarondo, Catskill, NY


Mia Chung, Providence, RI



Sage Ni'Ja Whitson, Riverside, CA


Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Philadelphia, PA

Ja'Tovia Gary, Dallas, TX



Luis Arnias, Hyde Park, MA

Hồng-An Trương, Durham, NC



Julie Tolentino, Joshua Tree, CA


Jodie Mack, White River Junction, VT


Ifa Bayeza



Allison Orr, Austin, TX


Sky Hopinka, Ferndale, WA

Stanya Kahn, Los Angeles

William E. Jones, Los Angeles

Jennifer Reeder, Hammond, IN

Rea Tajiri, Philadelphia, PA



Margaret Honda, Los Angeles


Cassils, Los Angeles



Dayna Hanson, Seattle, WA


Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, San Francisco, CA

JP Sniadecki, Evanston, IL

Christopher Harris, Oviedo, FL


Ethan Lipton, Delhi, NY

Shontina Vernon, Seattle, WA


Herb Alpert/Ragdale Prize

Located in Lake Forest, Illinois, one hour north of Chicago, Ragdale is one of the largest artist communities in the country, offering over 150 artist residencies and retreats per year. Housed in the historic 1897 Arts & Crafts home of Chicago architect Howard and playwright Frances Van Doren Shaw, Ragdale is known for its combination of welcoming domestic spaces, open prairie and supportive artistic community. Residents enjoy uninterrupted time in which to think, renew and create new work away from the demands of daily life. Invited musicians and composers stay in the accessible, state-of-the-art Studio House for Dance and Music during their residency.

Selected by the HAAIA Music panel


Darius Jones, Brooklyn, NY

Jessica Pavone, Astoria, NY

Conrad Tao, New York, NY


Melanie Dyer, Leonia, NJ

Anaïs Maviel, Brooklyn, NY


James Brandon Lewis, Brooklyn, NY

Samora Pinderhughes, New York

Theresa Wong, Berkeley, CA


Jonathan Finlayson, New York

Tomeka Reid, Ridgewood, NY

Sara Serpa, New York


Carolyn Chen, Pasadena, CA

Kris Davis, Boston, MA

Huang Ruo, Bronx, NY


David First, New York

Ingrid Laubrock, New York

Cory Smythe, New York


Sam Newsome, New York

Nate Wooley, Brooklyn, NY


Courtney Bryan, New Orleans, LA

David Rempis, Chicago, IL

Valerie Coleman, New York, NY


Herb Alpert/Ucross Residency Prize

Located on a 20,000-acre working cattle ranch in northeastern Wyoming, Ucross is an internationally known retreat for artists, writers, composers, choreographers, performers, and collaborative groups working in all creative disciplines. Ucross fosters the creative spirit of artists and groups by providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains, while serving as a responsible steward of its historic ranch. Residencies are awarded to 110 artists each year. Ten artists are in residence at one time, typically a mix of visual artists, writers, composers, and choreographers. Since the residency program began in 1983, Ucross has supported nearly 2,600 artists, including 90 visual artists and composers who have been supported by Herb Alpert/Ucross Residency Prizes during the two organizations’ 17-year partnership.

Selected by respective HAAIA panels

2024 Music

Gelsey Bell, Brooklyn, NY

Nathan Wooley, Brooklyn, NY

2023 Music

eddy kwon, Brooklyn, NY

Marcus Gilmore, Saint Albans, NY

2022 Music

Nathalie Joachim, Chicago, IL

Ingrid Laubrock, Brooklyn, NY

2021 Music

Gilbert Galindo, Sunnyside, NY

Guillermo Galindo, Oakland, CA

2020 Music

Maria Chávez, Brooklyn, NY

Ken Ueno, Berkeley, CA

2019 Music

Angélica Negrón, New York

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Los Angeles

2018 Music

Andy Akiho, Princeton, NJ

Samita Sinha, Jackson Heights, NY

2017 Music

Taylor Ho Bynum, New Haven, CT

Annie Gosfield, New York, NY

2024 Visual Arts

Latipa, Riverside, CA

Tammy Nguyen, New York, NY

2023 Visual Arts

Beatriz Cortez, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Packer, New York, NY

2022 Visual Arts

Carolina Caycedo, Los Angeles, CA

Leslie Hewitt, New York, NY

2021 Visual Arts

Tony Cokes, Providence, RI

Julie Tolentino, Joshua Tree, CA

2020 Visual Arts

Sadie Barnette, Oakland, CA

Sandra de la Loza, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Visual Arts

William J. O'Brien, Chicago

Valeska Soares, New York

2018 Visual Arts

Edgar Arceneaux, Pasadena, CA

Andrea Geyer, New York

2017 Visual Arts

Matt Lucero, Fontana, CA

Carlos Motta, New York, NY


View attachment below to see previous residency prize recipients.