Recent Grants

Folk & Traditional Arts: FY 2016 Grants Panelists

Arts Art Works I – Panel A
June 16, 2015

Joyce Cauthen (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Birmingham, AL

Ron Martinez Looking Elk
Artist and Consultant
Creative Community Consulting
Albuquerque, NM

Matthew "Mateo" Mulcahy
Director of Community Projects and Events
The Old Town School of Folk Music
Chicago, IL

Kim Nguyen
Program Officer – Folk Arts
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Highland Park, NJ

Dawn Spears
Director
Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance
Ashaway, RI

Art Works I  – Panel B
June 19, 2015

Rebecca Avitia
Executive Director
National Hispanic Cultural Center
Albuquerque, NM

Meg Glaser
Artistic Director
Western Folklife Center
Elko, NV
    
Gerry Milnes
Retired Arts Administrator
Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College
Elkins, WV

Alaka Wali (Layperson)     
Curator of North American Anthropology
The Field Museum
Evanston, IL

Ivan Watkins
Professional Artist, Educator, Cultural Performer
New Orleans, LA

Art Works II - Panel A
December 15, 2015

Christina Barr (Layperson)
Executive Director
Nevada Humanities
Reno, NV

Joshua Chrysler
AmeriCorps Member: Museum, Communications, and Programming
Appalachian Forest Heritage Area
Elkins, WV

Chenzira Davis Kahina
Director, Virgin Islands Caribbean Cultural Center
University of the Virgin Islands
St. Croix, VI

Langston Wilkins
Independent Researcher
Houston, TX

Nancy Yan
Lecturer
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Art Works II - Panel B
December 17, 2015

Javier León   
Director, Latin American Music Center
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bloomington, IN

Ashley Minner
Community Artist
Baltimore American Indian Center
Baltimore, MD

Travis Stimeling   
Assistant Professor of Music History
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Judy Van Zile   
Dance Ethnologist and Labanotation specialist, Scholar
Emerita Professor of Dance
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Marilyn White (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Professor
Hillside, NJ

National Heritage Fellowships
January 19 & 22, 2016

Wanda Addison
Associate Professor of English
National University
San Diego, CA

Elaine Eff (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Catonsville, MD

Kevin Locke
Performing Artist
Lakota Performing Arts
Wakpala, SD

Mark Miyake
Assistant Professor of Music and Society
Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA

Michael “Mick” Moloney
Musician, Arts Presenter, Irish Music Scholar
New York, NY

Selina Morales
Director
Philadelphia Folklore Project
Philadelphia, PA

Nathan Salsburg
Producer, Archivist, Musician
Curator, Alan Lomax Archive
Association for Cultural Equity
Louisville, KY

Christine Simon
Filmmaker
Sageland Media
Salt Lake City, UT