11 NPN artists awarded 2019 USA Fellowships

January 22, 2019  •  2 minute read

Above: Photo of Allison Akotchook Warden by Nicholas Galanin.
Photo of Allison Akotchook Warden by Nicholas Galanin.Above: Photo of Allison Akotchook Warden by Nicholas Galanin.

NPN celebrates the announcement of the 2019 United States Artists (“USA”) Fellows, including 11 NPN artists. The 45 selected artists and collectives span all disciplines. Each will receive $50,000 in unrestricted funding.

“Each Fellow is a reminder of the breadth of our cultural landscape, and the 2019 cohort is yet another testament to how much incredible work is happening across the country,” United States Artists President & CEO Deana Haggag said. “From painters to podcasters to pop musicians, we’re lucky to have these artists reflecting our collective humanity and stirring the public’s imagination.”

Please join us in congratulating the following 2019 USA Fellows:

Photo of Alice Sheppard.
Photo of Alice Sheppard.


  • David Dorfman, Choreographer (New London, CT)
  • Lenora Lee, Dancer & Choreographer (San Francisco, CA)
  • Alice Sheppard, Dancer & Choreographer (Los Altos, CA)
  • Merian Soto, Dancer & Choreographer (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Yara Travieso, Choreographer & Filmmaker (Brooklyn, NY)


  • Charlotte Brathwaite, Director (New York, NY)
  • Complex Movements, Installation & Performance Collective (Detroit, MI)
  • Teo Castellanos, Theater Artist (Miami, FL)
  • Kaneza Schaal, Theater Artist (Brooklyn, NY)


  • Allison Akotchook Warden, Multidisciplinary Artist & Performer (Anchorage, AK)


  • Wu Tsang, Filmmaker & Artist (Los Angeles, CA)

For more information, read USA’s press release.