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

Open Call: 2015 NACF Artist Fellowships

The foundation is proud to offer the 2015 NACF Artist Fellowships to innovative American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and culture makers in the fields of performing arts, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts and visual arts. The coveted national award recognizes artistic excellence and includes support ranging up to $20,000 per artist.

Monday, April 6, 5 p.m. P.S.T.

To apply, artists who are members of federally and state-recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities can review criteria and complete an application at before the April 6, 5 p.m. PST deadline.

To date, the foundation has recognized 41 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists with the unique national award. Past fellows are ineligible for applying for the current year’s award. The foundation will announce award recipients in August 2015.

For questions and technical support, contact Program Officer Andre Bouchard at or (360) 314-2421.

Congratulations to 2014 Fellows

The 2014 NACF Regional Artist Fellowships for American Indian artists who hold citizenship in tribes located in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin and live in one of those states have been awarded!

The foundation is honored to award 2014 NACF Artist Fellowships to 16 Native artists through the national fellowship program and four 2014 NACF Regional Artist Fellowships to support innovative American Indian artists of the Upper Plains and Woodlands region.

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