Choreography: Eligible for review in even years. This category accepts performance work in all movement styles. Dance, mixed-media, or multi-genre performances that feature organized movement of the human body(ies) are welcome.
Poetry: Eligible for review in even years. This category includes original work in all forms and genres of poetry. Translations cannot be accepted.
Traditional Arts: Eligible for review in even years. This category accepts work in traditional arts (music, craft, dance, and verbal arts) that reflect a cultural community’s shared sense of aesthetics and meaning. Traditional art is shaped by standards of excellence passed down from generation to generation, most often within familial, ethnic, tribal, religious, or occupational communities. Examples include music, sacred and secular crafts, occupational traditions like boat-building, quilting, and musical instrument making, folk and ethnic dance, and expressive culture associated with religious belief or seasonal celebrations. Folk and traditional artists typically learn through day-to-day contact with someone steeped in the tradition, rather than through books, classes, or institutional instruction. Successful applicants practice the tradition with artistic depth and cultural sensitivity and are dedicated to sustaining the art form by mentoring others. The Traditional Arts category is for individuals not groups.