NEA National Heritage Fellowships Nomination Form
To make a nomination, simply enter the information requested below, then click the Submit button.
A nominee must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
Because this is a Web form, it does not have all of the features of a word processing program
(i.e., you cannot format your text with bold or italics, and you cannot use the spelling check feature).
Use quotation marks or capital letters to set off titles of works or productions. We suggest that you
create all text using your preferred word processing program and then copy it into the boxes provided.
Enter the name of the individual or group you would like to nominate:
*Nominations may be for an individual or for a group of individuals (e.g., a duo, but not an
If known, please provide contact information for this individual or group:
Next, use the boxes below to tell us about your nominee.
describe the nominee's art form, number of years
practicing, and contributions to the folk and traditional
arts. For the Bess Lomax Hawes Award, briefly describe
how this individual has fostered excellence, vitality,
and public appreciation of traditional arts and artists.
(Maximum 375 characters/approximately 75 words)
You may provide biographical information about your nominee(s), citing major
public appearances, exhibitions, published
works, awards, etc. You may also provide references and links to
recent articles written about the nominee(s), if any. Or, if you are providing
biographical information in the attachments, please indicate so by noting "See
(Maximum 2500 characters/approximately 500 words)
To complete your nomination, use the following boxes to attach the materials outlined in the guidelines.
Each attachment size limit is 1 MB (megabyte). (See the guidelines for instructions.)
Alternatively, you may email these items to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail in hard copies along with your work samples.
Instructions for mailing materials are included in the guidelines.
Please provide contact information for yourself.
Organization (if applicable)
Street Address 1
Street Address 2
If you have any questions, please contact:
Cheryl T Schiele, Folk & Traditional Arts Specialist