The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) offers support to individual Native artists, organizations and communities nationwide.

NACF Regional Artist Fellowships

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation will announce recipients of NACF Regional Artist Fellowships in November 2014. The opportunity was offered to American Indian artists who hold citizenship in tribes located in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin and live in one of those states. The award will support the creation of new visual art and new traditional art by artists of the Upper Plains and Woodlands regions.

Congratulations to the 2014 NACF Artist Fellows!

The foundation is honored to award 2014 NACF Artist Fellowships to 16 talented Native artists.

What We Do

The national foundation is dedicated exclusively to the appreciation and perpetuation of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures.

With the support of generous arts patrons, Native Nations and forward-thinking foundations, the Native-led foundation awarded grants from 2010-2013 to support:

  • Individual Native Artists
  • Native Community Projects
  • Operational Support for Native arts organizations


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"We celebrate our songs, our stories and those Native artists that cultivate traditional knowledge. We celebrate the land, our languages, our ceremonies, our oceans - these ways of life which uphold our aloha, our traditions, our heritage and our cultures."T. Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian), NACF President/CEO

"We embrace innovation ... the performance artist, the videographer, the painter, the poet - Native artists and culture bearers have always adapted to change, modified their tongue and responded to the environment with a critical eye."Reuben T. Roqueni (Yaqui/Mexican), Former NACF Program Director