NEA National Heritage Fellowships

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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...
Today as we kick off the week leading up to Friday’s celebration of master folk and traditional artists—the annual NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert —we’re taking a look at Folkstreams , a nonprofit dedicated to archiving films that capture the richness and diversity...
The NEA National Heritage Fellows Concert Celebration is one heck of a good party, and what's a party without music? Not only do legendary traditional artists such as ceramicist Veronica Castillo, sweetgrass basketmaker Mary Jackson, or shipwright Harold Burnham give dazzling on-stage...
"I would tell [young artists] to not fear seeing with the heart or self-expression, but to fear to not take the challenge to do it or to remain silent about what they want to express and witness to make this a better world. When we create art, we have the capacity to leave a better world for...

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