Heritage Fellowship Award | Highlighting Our Cultural Treasures

The Ohio Heritage Fellowship program celebrates the vitality of our state’s folk and traditional arts, supporting ethnic and cultural diversity as a key strength of our state’s character. This lifetime achievement award recognizes traditional master artists who demonstrate and reflect Ohio’s living cultural heritage.

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ThinkTV | Traditions: Ohio Heritage Fellows

Traditions is a series of half-hour specials that celebrate the traditional and folk arts in Ohio. Drawn from a decade of winners of the prestigious Ohio Heritage Fellowship Awards from the Ohio Arts Council, these episodes explore the work and life of Ohio traditional and folk musicians, folk artists and painters, and performing artists. https://video.thinktv.org/show/ohio-heritage-fellows/

Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award Winners

Linda Thomas Jones
Elaina Hernandez
Barry Wheeler
Baba Jubal
Rosa Lee
Sogbety Diomande
Anupama R. Mirle
Kenny Sidle

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