2014 Regional Fellowship for Traditional and Visual Artists

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Regional Artists to Create New Native Art

(VANCOUVER, Wash.) – Regalia makers, beadwork artists, photographers, painters, sculptors and other American Indian traditional and visual artists living in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota or Wisconsin are invited by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) to apply for an NACF Regional Artist Fellowship by July 10.

The fellowship available to American Indian traditional and visual artists, who hold citizenship in the 35 federally-recognized tribes located in those four states, includes an award ranging up to $20,000 per artist. The opportunity will support individual artists in creating new works to share with their communities and allow them to undertake a professional development opportunity of their choice to further their ongoing work as an innovative and respected arts and culturemaker.

“The new works produced with the support of this award will range from indigenous-created forms like beadwork, weaving and carving, to photography, sculpture, printmaking and painting. The creativity from the Upper Plains and Woodlands arts and culturemakers invited to apply will be inspiring to see!” said NACF President/CEO T. Lulani Arquette.

Each year, the national-Native-led nonprofit awards fellowships to individual artists. “To date, we have supported the work of 41 different artists nationwide,” said former NACF Program Director Reuben Roqueñi. “We are excited about this year’s support for the brilliantly distinctive work from the tribal nations of this four-state region and welcome visual and traditional artists to apply.”

Applications must be submitted online by the 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Thursday, July 10 deadline, at: http://www.nativeartgrants.org. For a full list of application criteria, please visit www.nativeartsandcultures.org or www.nativeartgrants.org.

About the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is a national Native-led nonprofit dedicated to supporting the appreciation and perpetuation of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures through cultural programming and funding for Native arts. With the support of Native Nations, arts patrons and foundation partners, NACF has supported 85 Native artists and organizations in 22 states. To learn more, please visit: www.nativeartsandcultures.org.

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connectedEDITORS NOTE

Fall 2014, the foundation launched a new online application system for this and all other awards at: http://your.culturegrants.org.

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April 10, 2014

Media Only:
Rupert Ayton
(360) 314-2421
rupert@nativeartsandcultures.org

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