2014 NACF Artist Fellowships

Thank you to everyone who applied for a 2014 NACF Artist Fellowship!

Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and global dialogue. Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains. They are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and international communities. Through the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Artist Fellowships program, we hope to foster the creativity of our Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and innovation.

DEADLINE Was: Friday, May 3, 2013. * All applications were to be completed online by 5 p.m. Pacific time.

NACF Artist Fellowship Criteria:

Artists must demonstrate artistic excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field.

  • The artists work samples must be evolving and current.
  • Awards are up to $20,000.
  • Awards will be made in six disciplines:

             1) Dance

             2) Filmmaking

             3) Literature

             4) Music

             5) Traditional Arts

             6) Visual Arts

  • Dance fellowships will be considered for both contemporary and traditional dancers.
  • Film fellowships will be considered for artists who are working in short film formats. Feature length films and video as part of visual arts installations are not being considered at this time.
  • Literature fellowships will be considered for writers of fiction and poetry. Playwriting, screenwriting, and non-fiction are not being considered at this time.
  • Music fellowships will be considered for all genres.
  • Traditional Arts are defined as visual arts including practices in pottery, carving, basketmaking, textile weaving, beadwork, or regalia-making. Jewelry-making and clothing design are not being considered at this time.
  • Visual Arts fellowships will be considered for 2D, 3D, and installation work. Graphic design is not being considered at this time.
  • Native artists are defined as members of federally and state-recognized US tribes, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian communities.
  • Applications will be reviewed by peer panels in July, 2013.
  • Fellowship recipients will be announced in November, 2013.

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