Transforming Community
Through Native Arts

February Community Tour – Artist Talk & Print Demo with Kanani Miyamoto

We’re launching our 2024 Community Tours Series with an artist talk by Kanani Miyamoto, show and tell style!

Join us for our first community tour of the year on Thursday, February 22nd from 6-8pm. Kanani will discuss the ideas and themes behind her work in more depth while demonstrating the hand-printing process of large-scale hand-carved relief blocks. Learn about tools, materials, processes, and conceptual ties to Kanani’s immersive installations.

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces Shyla Spicer as New President and CEO

Please join us in welcoming Shyla Spicer (Yakama) as the new President and CEO of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, succeeding Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian) after her remarkable 15-year tenure.

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Announces 2023 Shift Program Awardees

We are excited to announce the new 2023 SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program awardees!

SHIFT provides multi-year services for Native artists and cultural practitioners to work on expansive projects for community engagement and presentation in collaboration with partner organizations.

Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Announces 2023 Lift Program Awardees

We are excited to announce the new 2023 LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program awardees!

LIFT encourages artists to uplift communities, advance positive social change, point courageously toward environmental sustainability, and foster communal meaning-making.





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
Total awards
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

News, Updates & Events

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)