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The folk and traditional arts grow out of particular cultures; are learned informally and are recognized as the artistic expressions of ethnic, linguistic, occupational or regional groups. Dedicated individuals working in the folk and traditional arts, through their creativity, excellence, and service, reflect the history, practices, beliefs, and values of diverse peoples throughout Ohio. The Ohio Heritage Fellowship program was created to honor and celebrate these living cultural treasures, and to ensure that those who are working in the folk and traditional arts have an essential place in the present and future of Ohio.
The Ohio Arts Council makes an annual Ohio Heritage Fellowship to an individual or group whose work in the folk arts has had a significant impact on the people and communities of the state. The award is given each year from one of three categories: Performing Arts, Material Culture, or Community Leadership.
Go to www.oac.ohio.gov/heritagefellowships to apply or to get more information.
Deadline to apply is March 15, 2016.