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

Open Call: Native Hawaiian Artist Fellowships

To support the creation of new works, the foundation is proud to announce a new fellowship for Native Hawaiian artists who live and practice Visual Arts, Traditional Arts, Dance or Music. Online applications are due by 5 p.m. PST on Jan. 15, 2015 at:

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