NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2018

  • Haedshot of a woman.

    Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim is an embroiderer whose journey as an artist started in her birthplace of Safad. Palestinian embroidery—which features intricate...

  • Headshot of a man.

    Old-time fiddling thrives in Grayson County, Virginia, which many consider the musical heart of Southwestern Virginia and Appalachian old-time music....

  • Headshot of a woman.

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

  • Headshot of a woman.

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

  • Headshot of a man.

    From his early life in Michoacán, Mexico, to his training in midcentury Hollywood, to his residency as a creative luminary...

  • Headshot of a woman.

    Ofelia Esparza is a Mexican-American altar maker, or Chicana altarista, whose work is informed by a deep spiritual belief in...

  • Headshot of a woman.

    Since 1962, Barbara Lynn has been at the vanguard of Texas R&B music. Deemed “The Empress of Gulf Coast Soul,”...

  • Headshot of a woman.

    As the 1968 Newport Folk Festival ended, Ethel Raim asked Festival Director Ralph Rinzler why none of the performers had...

  • Headshots of a man and a woman.

    Partners in life and music for nearly 40 years, Don and Cindy Roy are leading exponents of Franco-American traditional music...