Transforming Community
Through Native Arts

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is now accepting applications for The SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Art program

✨ SHIFT awards support artist and community-driven projects responding to social, environmental or economic justice issues through a Native lens.

✨ SHIFT is a monetary award totaling $100,000 for two years, with $50,000 of the award earmarked for the lead artist or artist collective.

For a full description of the program award, eligibility requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions, CLICK HERE.

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is now accepting applications for the LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists program

☄️ LIFT provides one-year awards for early-career Native artists to develop and realize new projects. The program’s focus is to provide financial support and professional development to artists whose work aims to uplift communities and advance positive social change.

☄️ LIFT is a monetary award of $10,000 for a proposed project with $3,000 earmarked for the artist’s benefit and wellbeing.

For a full description of the program award, eligibility requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions, CLICK HERE.

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.

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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:

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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

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Header (top of page) – Natalie Ball (Black, Modoc and Klamath Tribes), Richard D. York (Cherokee Nation), Ursala Hudson (Tlingit), ShanDien Sonwai LaRance (Hopi, Tewa, Navajo and Assinaboine) performing, Monica Jo Raphael (Anishinaabe-Sicangu Lakota), Olivia Komahcheet (Comanche/Otoe) performing, Nani Chacon (Diné), Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) performingKapa image courtesy of Micah Kamohoali’i (Native Hawaiian), Christopher K. Morgan (Native Hawaiian) & Aaron Sala (Native Hawaiian) performing 
Divider (mid-page) – Brenda Mallory (Cherokee)