Joanie Madden 2021 National Heritage Fellowship

NEA National Heritage Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship is the United States govenment’s highest honor that our nation bestows upon its folk and traditional artists. Each year, nine individuals, “national living treasures” from across the nation, are chosen to receive this one-time-only Fellowship in recognition of lifetime achievement, artistic excellence and contributions to our nation’s cultural heritage. Joanie becomes the 15th Irish artist to be bestowed with this prestigious award, and only the second woman, joining her great friend Liz Carroll.