Our applications for the LIFT and SHIFT programs are now closed.
THANK YOU to all the Artists who applied!
We received 111 applications for SHIFT and 96 applications for LIFT.
Now our programs staff will review the applications and notify those who have made it through the first round of the process by late May or early June 2023.
A public announcement of the award recipients will be made in the Fall of 2023.
NACF Releases Literary Anthology
We are excited to announce the release of The Larger Voice: Celebrating the Work of Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Literature Fellows. This is the first publication by NACF that highlights the work of many of our National Artist Literature Fellows.
We are forever grateful to the Native nations and tribes, foundations, nonprofits, businesses, and individuals who have so generously enabled the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation to provide the following assistance:
Total program support
Native artists and organizations
Different states and the District of Columbia
I was taught that our arts carry the spirit of the people. It is through art that we know ourselves. It’s through art into the world and it is through art cultures will be remembered.
– Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) NACF Board Chair & U.S. Poet Laureate