NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2003

  • Language and the oral tradition have long served as central markers of Basque identity. Basques refer to themselves in their...

  • Mundillo, the art of weaving delicate lace using wooden bobbins wrapped with thread probably originated in 16th century Italy and...

  • Agnes "Oshanee" Kenmille remembers doing her first beadwork 76 years ago when she was 11 years old. She beaded...

  • Norman Kennedy was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, into a family with roots in that port city dating to the 13th...

  • Roberto and Lorenzo Martinez

    Roberto Martinez was born in the farming village of Chacon, New Mexico, a mountain village that has historically been a...

  • Norma Miller

    Norma Miller is one of the creators of the acrobatic style of swing dancing known as the Lindy Hop. As...

  • Carmencristina Moreno, recipient of the Bess Lomax Hawes Award, is recognized for her lifelong contribution to Mexican American musical heritage...

  • Born in rural southwestern Wisconsin to Norwegian American parents, Ron Poast grew up surrounded by a variety of regional musical...

  • Felipe I. and Joseph K. Ruak are the artistic directors of the Talabwog Man Stick Dancers, a traditional Carolinian...

  • Born in Tehran, Iran, the santur master Dr. Manoochehr Sadeghi is a leading virtuoso on the santur (Persian Hammered Dulcimer)...

  • Florida is the only state in the union where natural sponges are harvested. Tarpon Springs became a center for this...