26th Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Recipients Announced

On Friday, May 22, the Herb Alpert Foundation announced the recipients of the 2020 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (HAAIA). Administered by CalArts since 1994, the awards recognize five mid-career artists pushing the boundaries of Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Each honoree...

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CalArts Gallery Night Goes Virtual for the Covid-19 Era

Before COVID-19 shuttered colleges across America, Guerilla’s Song, a group of Chinese students and alums at CalArts, launched weekly performance actions in response to China’s coronavirus epidemic. Presented live during Thursday Gallery Nights, the events raised awareness of the emergency...

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CalArtians Among 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

On Wednesday (April 8), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced the awarding of the prestigious 2020 Guggenheim Fellowships to 175 scholars, artists, and writers. Several CalArts alums and faculty were named among this year’s fellows: Pia Borg (School of Film/Video faculty)Lloyd Suh...

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Condola Rashad Releases ‘Blue’ and Gives Back to the Big Apple

CalArts alum Condola ‘Dola’ Rashad teamed with CalArts’ CNP to produce her forthcoming EP ‘Space Daughter.’ | Photo: Courtesy of the artist The news coming out of New York lately has been bleak, as the state and the city, in particular, struggle with an overwhelming number of cases of...

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The Industry Presents Sweet Land at the LA State Historic Park

From now until March 15, The Industry presents Sweet Land, a historical opera that aims to dismantle the myth of American identity. The title alludes to the song line “sweet land of liberty” from Samuel Francis Smith’s America (My County, ‘Tis of Thee). From the official description:  The...

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CalArts Actors Showcase in New York on March 6

The New York edition takes place on March 6 and the L.A. edition takes place on March 23. | Image: CalArts School of Theater The School of Theater’s company of 42 graduating actors travels to the bright lights of New York City this week for the 2020 CalArts Actors Showcase. The New York...

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