Headlands Center for the Arts

Our Impact

What can I say about the Headlands? It is the most amazing place for artists to think about new ideas. I remember going there five years ago with a quote I tacked to the wall and a box of books. The residency there gave me the space to think free of distraction (and WiFi). That period led to making CONNECTED, and I am forever grateful to the space they provided as well as for having a community of artists to have dinner with… —Tiffany Shlain (AIR ’06)

Although the impact of supporting artists and creativity is not easily measured by typical standards, Headlands’ accomplishments can be assessed largely through the career successes of alumni artists, many of whom have gone on to achieve international recognition and receive awards, including MacArthur Foundation “Genius” grants; Wallace Alexander Gerbode, Eureka, SECA/INSITE, Aldrich, and Anonymous Was A Woman awards; and National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation USA, and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Our alumni’s work is widely published and performed, featured in national and international collections, and frequently represented in prestigious exhibitions such as the Whitney, Istanbul, and Venice Biennials. Many of the works presented through these esteemed venues were conceived at Headlands.