Folk & Traditional Arts: FY 2023 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Elena Higgins
Co-founder and Executive Director
Santa Fe, NM

Lilian Lara
Community Arts Programs Coordinator
Latino Cultural Arts Center
Denver, CO

James Leary (Layperson)
Retired Folklorist
Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mount Horeb, WI

Oyin Thompson
Director of Special Events and Programs
Montgomery County Commission for Women
Bowie, MD

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Sarah Bryan
Executive Director
North Carolina Folklife Institute
Old-Time Music Group
Durham, NC

Meg Glaser (Layperson)
Retired Artistic Director
Western Folklife Center
Elko, NV

Lamont Jack Pearley
Contributing Writer, Blues Music Magazine
On-Air Host, African American Folklorist
National Public Radio, Inc.
Bowling Green, KY

Jeannelle Ramirez
Program Manager
Texas Folklife Resources
Austin, TX

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Barry Dornfeld (Layperson)
Center for Applied Research
Conshohocken, PA

Salaam Green
Artist in Residence
Arts in Medicine
Facilitator & Rural Organizer Workshop Developer
Black Belt Citizens
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Calera, AL

Nic Hartmann
Director of Donor Relations
Cornell College
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
University of Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA

Byoung Sug Kim
Founder & Executive Director
Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago
Skokie, IL

Marianne Kovatch
Associate Program Director
Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation
Fries, VA