Nationally, less than one-tenth of 1% of all philanthropic arts funding reaches Native communities. Your gift will help change that.
All of society benefits from a flourishing Native arts and cultures field through increased cultural understanding and cultural wealth. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation provides artists, culturebearers, and Native-led arts organizations catalytic awards which empower artistic practice, stimulate educational and professional growth, increase exposure to new and larger audiences, and increase collaborative practice between Native artists, within their communities, and across the United States. Your investment in our programs will help us to increase the visibility of Native expression, break down conventional definitions of ‘art’ to become more inclusive, and allow Native artists to be appreciated on their own terms while enriching mainstream society.