2011 NACF Artist Fellowships
Total Allocation: $136,070.00
Support for Individual Artists
Grants of up to $20,000 provided support to Native artists for the development of new work in visual arts, installation, dance, music and performance based arts, and filmmaking. Included in the criteria was the challenge of innovation and in that, we hoped to acknowledge artists working in a variety of mediums, teasing out the aesthetic and cultural boundaries of their practices. What does it mean to be a Native artist? What mediums have changed? What new questions are being asked? And in these grantees, we hear the voice that continues to sing.
We celebrate in the work of these artists. We are inspired by their originality, their discipline, their connection to their communities and their understanding of themselves. We see ourselves reflected in their journeys and hope to find some measure of insight into the complexities of contemporary Native life. Our artists speak for us, challenging notions of identity and culture, uncovering elegance, and moving us all forward. The work of Native artists is critical to the greater contemporary art discourse, the stewardship of our planet, justice in the greater society, and strengthening the communications which inform those relationships.
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