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Lakota Flute-player, hoop-dancer and 1990 National Heritage Fellow

By performing and teaching Lakota flute and dance, Kevin Locke brings the past and the future together.

Circus Aerialist and 2015 National Heritage Fellow

Most kids run away from home to join the circus. For Dolly Jacobs, it was a family affair.

Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre

The NEA's first grantee back in 1965 is celebrating a long history!

The new poet laureate of the United States and two-time NEA fellow calls for everyone’s heart to speak out.


Sara Colangelo posing with a night cityscape behind her.

Photo by Shlomo Godder

Her debut feature film Little Accidents takes us into the heart of a coal-mining town.

Founder and Editor of Highway

How a writer created the music magazine he wanted to read.

President and CEO of New World Symphony

Reimagining the presentation of classical music.


Jackie Dempsey and Steve O’Hearn headshots

Jackie Dempsey and Steve O’Hearn
Artistic Directors of Squonk Opera

Find out about the artistic exuberance that is Squonk Opera


Rebecca Makkai

Photo by Philippe Matsas

From beautifully-crafted short fiction to page-turning gothic novels, Rebecca Makkai puts art at the heart of her work.


Wayne Henderson

Photo by Tom Pich

Wayne Henderson on his distinctive guitars and his distinctive sound.

Meet a woman who crawled under barbed wire to get on a professional stage.


Headshot of Donal Sanders

Photo by Andrew H. Walker

The joys of erasing the barriers

Ensemble for the Romantic Century blends chamber music with fully staged dramas and changes both theater and concerts in the process.


Headshot of Jilann Spitzmiller

Photo by Genevieve Russell

The magic of creativity at the Lillian Booth Actors’ Home

Still Dreaming documents octogenarian actors taking on Shakespeare