Recent Grants

Folk & Traditional Arts: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

NEA National Heritage Fellowships
January 11 & 13, 2017

Maribel Alvarez
Associate Research Professor
School of Anthropology
Research Social Scientist and Public
   Folklorist, The Southwest Center
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Rhiannon Giddens
Musician
Greensboro, NC

Charlie Lockwood
Executive Director
Texas Folklife
Austin, TX

Michael Mason
Director, Smithsonian Center for Folklife
   and Cultural Heritage
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC

Carolyn Mazloomi
Curator, Writer, Artist
West Chester, OH

Riki Saltzman
Executive Director
Oregon Folklife Network
Eugene, OR

Theresa Secord
Artist
Waterville, ME

Inee Slaughter (Layperson)
Executive Director
Indigenous Language Institute
Santa Fe, NM

Dan Zanes
Musician
Festival Five Records
Brooklyn, NY

Art Works – Panel A
June 15, 2016

Junious Brickhouse
Founding Executive Director    
Urban Artistry
Adelphi, MD

Jennifer Jameson
Folk and Traditional Arts Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
Jackson, MS

Ashley Pourier
Curator, The Heritage Center
Red Cloud Indian School
Rushville, NE

Richard Rodriguez (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Retired Educator
Bakersfield, CA

Inee Slaughter
Executive Director
Indigenous Language Institute
Santa Fe, NM

Art Works – Panel B
June 16, 2016

Karen Abdul-Malik (a.k.a. Queen Nur)
Storyteller and Teaching Artist
Stories on Tour w. Queen Nur
Executive Director
In FACT, Inc.: Innovative Solutions through Folk Art, Culture and Tradition    
Willingboro, NJ

Michelle Gomez
Independent Curator
Curatorial Manager
Museum of Impact
Miami, FL

Jonathan Lee
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies    
San Francisco State University
Berkeley, CA

Robert Nicholls
Professor of Social Sciences
University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, VI

Henry Willett (Layperson)
Arts Patron, Community Volunteer
Fort Payne, AL

Art Works II - Panel A
December 13, 2016

Peggy Bulger
Independent Folklorist, Consultant, Producer
Fernandina Beach, FL

Kevin Guyer
Musician
Instructional Designer/Online Course Developer
Water Valley, MS

Lesley Ham
Doctoral Candidate, American Studies    
Pennsylvania State University
Williamsburg, MA

Matthew Meacham (Layperson)
Program Coordinator, Access
Illinois Humanities
Chicago, IL

Oyin Mile
Education Coordinator
Strathmore Hall Foundation
Beltsville, MD

Russell Rodriguez
Apprenticeship Program Manager
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Santa Cruz, CA

Art Works II - Panel B
December 15, 2016

Sandra Andino
Cultural Anthropologist, Photographer, Arts Administrator
Cultural Arts Education Consultant    
Philadelphia, PA

Sharon Blake (Layperson)
Finance and Development Officer
Expanding and Preserving Our Cultural Heritage, Inc.
Spady Cultural Heritage Museum
Boynton Beach, FL

Aidan Connolly
Executive Director    
Irish Arts Center
New York, NY

Adrienne Decker
Folk Arts Specialist
Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Salt Lake City, UT

Chad Hamill
Vice President of Native American Initiatives
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ