The voices of Native artists and culture-bearers are steadily reaching larger and more diverse audiences across the nation, but these voices are largely urban. Rural tribal artists and arts organizations possess the same potential to inspire and energize their communities, and to play a leading role in sparking conversation around social issues.
To address the lack of economic resources, the Native Nations initiative provides funding, from $5,000 to $10,000 to tribal organizations in support of an arts and cultures project. This funding must be matched at least 50% in cash or kind by the tribe. In addition to funding, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation invests the time and energy necessary to establish meaningful, two-way relationships to assist with infrastructure and logistical project issues.
Check back for updates on this new initiative!