NEA National Heritage Fellowships

NEA National Heritage Fellowships 2013

  • A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and musician, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of...

  • Pyramid Lake Paiute elder Ralph Burns is a revered storyteller and native-language specialist. Burns grew up on the Pyramid Lake...

  • A third-generation clay artist, Verónica Castillo was born in Izucar de Matamoros in the Mexican state of Puebla. Castillo's family...

  • Musician, teacher, and scholar, Séamus Connolly is recognized worldwide as a master traditional Irish musician. Born in Killaloe, County Clare,...

  • Since immigrating to the United States, Nicolae Feraru has perpetuated the Gypsy traditional music he learned from his father, and...

  • Carol Fran's distinct voice and piano-playing style mark her celebrated career that spans more than six decades. Featuring artists associated...

  • Artist, teacher, native-arts conservator, author and storyteller, Pauline Hillaire works to carry on the heritage of Washington's Lummi Nation and is...

  • A master of Sacred Harp singing, David Ivey is a leader in reinvigorating this unique vocal tradition for the 21st...

  • A musician, songwriter, educator, and activist, Ramón "Chunky" Sánchez has become a cultural icon and leader of the Chicano community....