NEA National Heritage Fellowships

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A round-up of NEA YouTube playlists to round out your holiday soundtrack.
When enslaved women from the rural, isolated community of Boykin, Alabama—better known as Gee’s Bend—began quilting in the 19th century, it arose from a physical need for warmth rather than a quest to reinvent an art form. Yet by piecing together scraps of fabric and clothing, they were creating...
Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director Sabrina Lynn Motley gives us a beginner's guide to the circus arts.
In celebration of 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellow Gertrude Yukie Tsutsumi, Jennie Terman of our Folk and Traditional Arts team gives a primer on nihon buyo, or the art of Japanese Classical Dance.
We're crunching the numbers on the NEA National Heritage Fellowships.
A sneak peek of what you'll see on our Pinterest board celebrating 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellows Sidonka Wadina and Yary Livan.
A brief intro to the 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellows.
Already feeling worn out by the holiday season even though Thanksgiving is still a few days away? Not to worry--from Koko Taylor to Honeyboy Edwards to Whistlin' Alex Moore, we have more than a few NEA National Heritage Fellows and master blues musicians to help get your mojo going! Here's...
Did you know that since 1982 we have awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowships in 211 artistic traditions? Among them, this year’s class of nine fellows represent diverse art forms within the fiber arts, music, dance, Native American cultural traditions, and religious musical traditions. Here...
When Alan Blaugrund began collecting Native American baskets, he would travel to auctions and trade shows in search of his next find. “I just started buying them, and tried to figure out why one looked different from the next,” said Blaugrund, an Albuquerque resident and a dermatologist...

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