NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2015

  • Rahim AlHal

    Hailed as "one of the top oud players in the world" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Rahim AlHaj is...

  • Mike Alpert

    Singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and scholar Michael Alpert has been a key figure in the renaissance of East European Jewish...

  • College of three African AMerican

    The community of Boykin, Alabama, known to many as Gee's Bend due to its proximity to a bend in...

  • Dolly Jacobs

    Known as the "Queen of the Air," Dolly Jacobs is a world-renowned circus aerialist as well as a dedicated...

  • Yary Livan

    A ceramist and teacher, Yary Livan has a legacy of dedication to his craft and his community. Livan is...

  • Daniel Sheehy

    As this year's Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellow, Daniel Sheehy is a cultural heritage advocate, dedicated to making...

  • Drink Small

    Known as the 'Blues Doctor,' Drink Small is an African-American singer, songwriter, and blues artist. As a musician and...

  • Gertrude Tsutsumi in opera makeup

    Gertrude Yukie Tsutsumi, also known by her stage name Onoe Kikunobu, is one of the premier nihon buyo (Japanese...

  • Woman with bright flowered dress and headress

    As a straw artist, egg decorator, and folk painter, Sidonka is an artist deeply influenced by her Slovakian roots...