Recent Grants

Folk & Traditional Arts: FY 2008 Grants Panelists

Access to Artistic Excellence
May 31 – June 1, 2007

Troyd A. Geist
Folklorist
North Dakota Council on the Arts
Fargo, ND

Joanne Hyppolite, Ph.D. 
Curator for Community Research
Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Pembroke Pines, FL

Gordon McCann (Layperson)
Retired Businessman/
Regional Historian
Springfield, MO

Judith M. McCulloh, Ph.D.
Consultant
Urbana, IL

Matthew J. Martinez 
Faculty of Indigenous Liberal Arts
Institute of American Indian Arts
Santa Fe, NM

Andrienn Mendonca 
Traditional Arts Manager
Georgia Council for the Arts
Savannah, GA

Lisa Richardson 
Traditional Arts Program Director
City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs
Topanga, CA

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel A
December 5, 2007

Norma E. Cantú
Professor of English
Department of English, Classics, and Philosophy
University of Texas 
San Antonio, TX

Makalé Faber Cullen (Layperson)
Director of Programs 
Slow Food USA
Brooklyn, NY

Margaret "Meg" Glaser
Artistic Director
Western Folklife Center
Halleck, NV

Jonathan E. Kay
Director
Traditional Arts Indiana 
Nashville, IN

Hayden Roberts
Executive Director
Oklahoma Center for Arts Education
College of Arts, Media & Design 
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Gary W. Stanton
Associate Professor of Historic Preservation
University of Mary Washington
Department of Historic Preservation
Fredericksburg, VA

Access To Artistic Excellence, Panel B
December 5, 2007

Norma E. Cantú
Professor of English
Department of English, Classics, and Philosophy
University of Texas 
San Antonio, TX

Makalé Faber Cullen (Layperson)
Director of Programs 
Slow Food USA
Brooklyn, NY

Margaret “Meg” Glaser
Artistic Director
Western Folklife Center
Halleck, NV

Jonathan E. Kay
Director
Traditional Arts Indiana 
Nashville, IN

Hayden Roberts
Executive Director
Oklahoma Center for Arts Education
College of Arts, Media & Design 
University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

Gary W. Stanton
Associate Professor of Historic Preservation
University of Mary Washington
Department of Historic Preservation
Fredericksburg, VA

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 
January 15-18, 2008

Mark Burford 
Assistant Professor, Music Department
Reed College
Portland, OR

Maria-Carmen Gambliel
Director of Folk and Traditional Arts
Idaho Commission on the Arts
Boise, ID

Barbara Lau
Community Documentary Projects
Director
Center for Documentary Studies
Duke University
Durham, NC

Matthew Martinez
Faculty, Indigenous Studies 
Institute of American Indian Arts
Santa Fe, NM

Elizabeth Peterson
Director
Fund for Folk Culture
Austin, TX

Howard Sacks
Professor of Sociology
Director, Rural Life Center
Kenyon College
Gambier, OH

Bob Stone
Outreach Coordinator
Florida Folklife Program
Gainesville, FL

Mari Watanabe (Layperson) 
Program Administrator
Executive Development Institute
Beaverton, OR

Chris Williams 
Director, Cultural Heritage Program
Arlington County Cultural Affairs
Washington, DC