2021 LIFT AWARDS
PORTLAND, Oregon, July 7, 2021 – The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is pleased to announce the first cohort of the LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program awardees. Following a national open call for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artist applicants, over 100 artists’ applications were reviewed by a panel of arts professionals specializing in dance, literature, film, multidisciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater, traditional arts and visual arts. Twenty artists were selected to receive a $10,000 one-year award designed to support artists in furthering their work and/or to serve as a launching point in their career…
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.
The Collins Foundation
Leon Polk Smith Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians
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