Hill House Artist and Alumni News

Since our last artist alumni update and news post, we’ve said farewell to the Hill House’s final resident. The Hill House artist residency program may be over, but that doesn’t mean that we’re done with artist residencies in general — quite the contrary, actually. We’ll be experimenting with new models and exploring what an artist residency can be, look like, feel like, and accomplish. If you have ideas, we’d love to hear them. Email us!

But it’s been awhile since we’ve posted on this here blog, so we have a lot of artist alumni news to share with you. Read on to learn about some exciting stuff from folks who have at one point or another spent some time in the Hill House. While it’s true that we have shut the doors on that program, the people we’ve met continue to inspire us and let us know that the Hill House was important, meaningful, and necessary. We’ll be in touch about what’s up our sleeves for the next artist residency program soon. In the meantime, enjoy these updates, and email us if you have alumni updates of your own for us to share!

Hill House Alumni News and Updates

Jason Hugh Ackman was chosen for the 2017 Sustainable Artist Foundation awards, from a pool of over 3,000 applicants! Read more about the awards and Jason here. Nice work, Jason!

Jenny Johnson was interviewed by Literary Hub about her book In Full Velvet and other works. Read the full interview here and pick yourself up a copy of her book at your earliest convenience — makes a great holiday gift!

Artist Kevin Doyle was shortlisted for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting. Listen to a great interview with him about his play and his reaction to being shortlisted. What an accomplishment!

Scott Hocking has had a ton going on (or in his words, a crapload!). Way too much for us to detail here! Are you subscribed to his newsletter? Yeah, you’re going to want to get on that. Read the latest version here.

Composer Anthony Barilla was mentioned in this New York Times article about being chosen as a composer for the musical, “Small Ball,” written by Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets. Can’t wait to hear more, Anthony!

Songstress Abigail Lapell has won the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Album of the Year! Woohoo! If you find yourself in Canada, try and catch a show by Abigail, or buy her album here.