2021 SHIFT AWARDS
PORTLAND, Oregon, September 30, 2021 – The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is pleased to announce the first cohort of the SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program awardees. Following a national open call for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists, applications were reviewed by a panel of arts professionals in multiple areas of expertise. Fifteen projects were selected to receive a $100,000 two-year award designed to support artists and community projects responding to social, environmental and economic justice issues to draw increased attention to Native communities…
Thank you to our community of supporters!
NACF is grateful for gifts with commitments received from the following Foundations, Corporations and Tribes over the last quarter.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
James F & Marion L Miller Foundation
M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett
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 as of June 30, 2021:
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