NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships - C

  • John Cephas was born July 4, 1930, in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C. His father was a...

  • Jim Chancellor or "Texas Shorty", as he is more commonly known, is widely acknowledged to be one of the masters...

  • In Laos, the traditional arts have long been a means of both expressing and celebrating a variety of regional...

  • Nicholas Charles was born in August 1910, on Nelson Island, just off the Bering Sea coast between the mouths...

  • Louisiana zydeco is an infectious dance-hall music that blends Cajun tunes, African American blues and Caribbean rhythms, most often...

  • Clifton Chenier was born June 25, 1925, in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. His father, Joseph Chenier, was a...

  • The 2008 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellow, Walter Murray Chiesa, has spent a lifetime documenting and championing the traditional...

  • Betty Pisio Christenson was born in 1931 and raised on a farm near Suring, in northern Wisconsin, that her...

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    Kelly Church is Ottawa/Pottawatomi, descended from the Gun Lake and Grand Traverse Bands. She has an experienced master’s eye for...

  • Delores Churchill is a Haida master weaver of baskets, hats, robes, and other regalia.  Using such materials as spruce root,...

  • Gladys LeBlanc was born October 13, 1918, in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, one of nine children. Her father was a...

  • Jack Coen was born in 1925 in Woodford, County Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, the second of...

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    The transformative potential of using textiles to piece together stories is especially relevant today, and Marion Coleman quilts bear witness...

  • Edwin Colón Zayas is known internationally as the master of the cuatro, the national instrument of Puerto Rico. The cuatro,...

  • At the age of 14, Sidiki Conde lost the use of his legs as the result of polio. In his...

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