The NEA National Heritage Fellowship is our nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Each year the National Endowment for the Arts honors a select number of artists for their artistic accomplishments and efforts to share their knowledge with the next generation. The NEA will recognize these artists at an awards ceremony at the Library of Congress on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
See the list of recipients and learn more here.
NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert
The concert will feature performances and craft demonstrations by the 2016 Heritage Fellows and will be hosted by cultural heritage advocate Dan Sheehy, recipient of a 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellowship. The concert will take place Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. PT at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium.
You can watch the livestream of the event at arts.gov.
In addition, the 2016 National Heritage Fellows will be spotlighted in an episode of public radio’s American Routes the week of Thanksgiving. The episode will feature performances from the concert and interviews with the artists as well as music and conversations with previous recipients of NEA National Heritage Fellowships. For more information, go to americanroutes.org in November 2016.