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Beth King vividly remembers when her son’s fiddle broke during the Augusta Heritage Center’s annual summer workshop series. He was 11 or 12 years old, and had already taken a keen interest in learning the Appalachian fiddle traditions of West Virginia, where the center is housed on the campus of...
When most people think about public art, they think of a mural on a wall or a building, or perhaps a large sculpture in a park. While murals and sculptures are certainly public art, they are far from the only ways that public art can be expressed. Perhaps a better term for public art would be...
Men transfer a large cut log
In Hydaburg, located in southeast Alaska at the southernmost point of Prince of Wales Island, public art has long been an integral component of local culture and identity, particularly through...
Today the National Endowment for the Arts is announcing the newest recipients of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, who range from an old-time fiddler to a Day of the Dead altar maker to an R&B musician. The NEA National Heritage Fellowships, awarded annually by the National Endowment for...
Did you know that we have awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowships to honor 45 different art forms from Asian, East Asian, South Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander traditions? Learn more about the NEA National Heritage Fellows and their work on arts.gov . And stay tuned for a special...
Need a little help getting in the St. Patrick's Day spirit? NEA National Heritage Fellows Séamus Connolly , Kevin Doyle , and Billy MComiskey can help with that! Click each name to learn more about each Heritage Fellow's art form, through interviews, audio clips, and more. Now on with the craic!
Click the link to take a look at the 2018 NEA Guide for details on the programs and activities of the NEA, as well as funding deadlines and information on Grants for Organizations, Literature Fellowships, Lifetime Honors, and Partnerships.
We're having a Hispanic Heritage Month-inspired #FlashbackFriday this week! Get to know NEA National Heritage Fellows Eva Ybarra (a master conjunto musician) and Modesto Cepeda (a master of bomba and plena music) in these clips from the 2017 NEA Heritage Fellowships Concert. Feel free to chairdance...
As we approached the 34th anniversary of the NEA National Heritage Fellowships, our staff began to review and ponder the ways that we could deepen our recognition of these extraordinary artists. A question that kept coming up was—what kind of physical award might we produce that would truly...
A man in bandana does a watercolor painting in front of a colorful bus
The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwest South Dakota is big. At 3,469 square miles, the reservation is more than three times the size of Rhode Island’s land mass with...

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