The NEA National Heritage Fellowships recognize the recipients' artistic excellence and support their continuing contributions to our nation's traditional arts heritage.
Profile materials for 1982-2007 NEA National Heritage Fellow biographies courtesy of Documentary Arts. Use of some photographs courtesy of the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives & Collections.
Save the Date! Celebrate the 2020 National Heritage Fellows in an online broadcast on March 4, 2021 at 8pm ET at arts.gov. Take a virtual trip across the country to visit the Heritage Fellows in their homes and communities. This free event will feature performances and demonstrations by the 2020 honorees, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Additional details will be available in early 2021.