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NEA National Heritage Fellowships: October 2 Deadline for $20,000 Awards to Master Folk/Traditional Artists

To honor and preserve the U.S.A.'s diverse cultural heritage, the National Endowment for the Arts annually awards one-time-only NEA National Heritage Fellowships to master folk and traditional artists. The fellowships recognize lifetime achievement, artistic excellence, and contributions to our nation's... Read more →

Working in America’s Romani Communities: A Q & A with Sani Rifati (Bridging Gaps, Vol. 2)

Rom activist Sani Rifati, president of Voice of Roma, is a dance teacher, international human rights monitor, and educator. asked Rifati to bring us up to speed on Romani communities in America as they relate to the world music... Read more →

The Dominoes of Influence: How Artist Buzz Transfers from Presenter to Presenter

What venues/presenters do you keep an eye on to help you keep apprised of possible acts for you to book? This is the question we asked concert presenters in various regions. will periodically post a round-up of responses from... Read more →

World Music Showcases at Performing Arts Exchange 2006 (Sept 27-30; Baltimore, MD)

In its 30th year, the Performing Arts Exchange -- a conference for artists, artist managers, and presenters -- includes several world music performances as part of their annual juried showcases on September 28 and 29. Spearheaded by the Southern Arts... Read more →