About Ohio Heritage Fellowships

Ohio Heritage Fellowship recipient Anupama MirleOhio Heritage Fellowship recipient  Weichih Rosa LeeOhio Heritage Fellowship recipient Phillip Paul
Images: Ohio Heritage Fellowship recipients - Anupama Mirle; Weichih Rosa Lee with her apprentice Anna Luu; and Philip Paul.


The Ohio Heritage Fellowship program recognizes Ohio folk and traditional artists who are influential masters of their particular art forms and traditions, and whose work has had a significant impact on their communities. 

Awards are $5,000 and are given in three categories: Performing Arts, Material Culture (folk art, folk crafts, folk architecture), and Community Leadership.* The OAC expects awardees to adhere to cultural artistic traditions; maintain the aesthetics and preservation of their art form; contribute to the public visibility of the folk and traditional arts; actively participate in their art form as a practitioner, a mentor, or community leader; and create work that deepens awareness of the diverse cultural and artistic traditions of Ohioans.

Visit: Ohio Folk & Traditional Arts

* A Community can be defined as a group of people who share common cultural elements, such as: ethnicity or tribal heritage, occupation, geographic area or traditional art form.




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For more information on the fellowships and past recipients, visit the Ohio Folk & Traditional Arts website.

Nomination Form

All Nominees must be residents of Ohio and must be living at the time of their nomination. Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominations remain active for three years and will be reviewed annually. Information may be added to a nomination during this three year period.