NEA National Heritage Fellowships Nomination Form

To make a nomination, simply enter the information requested below, then click the Submit button.

A nominee must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Because this is a Web form, it does not have all of the features of a word processing program (i.e., you cannot format your text with bold or italics, and you cannot use the spelling check feature). Use quotation marks or capital letters to set off titles of works or productions. We suggest that you create all text using your preferred word processing program and then copy it into the boxes provided.

Nominee Information

Enter the name of the individual or group you would like to nominate:


If known, please provide contact information for this individual or group:

Telephone numbers

Next, use the boxes below to tell us about your nominee.

Briefly describe the nominee's art form, number of years
practicing, and contributions to the folk and traditional
arts. For the Bess Lomax Hawes Award, briefly describe
how this individual has fostered excellence, vitality,
and public appreciation of traditional arts and artists.

(Maximum 375 characters/approximately 75 words)

(Maximum 375 characters/approximately 75 words)

To complete your nomination, use the following boxes to attach the materials outlined in the guidelines. Each attachment size limit is 1 MB (megabyte). (See the guidelines for instructions.)

Alternatively, you may email these items to

Nominator Information:

Please provide contact information for yourself.

Telephone Numbers:

Cheryl T Schiele, Folk & Traditional Arts Specialist
(202) 682-5587