Transforming Community
Through Native Arts

December Community Tour & Portland Indigenous Marketplace Pop Up

Join us for a community tour and meet Lluvia Merello, Founder of Portland Indigenous Marketplace on Thursday, December 7th from 5-7pm. Guests will meet Lluvia and hear her story, then have an opportunity to tour our building and explore the Portland Indigenous Marketplace holiday pop up shop.

We’re in Give!Guide!

NACF is part of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide again this year. Make a gift any time through the end of December to help us meet our goal. Check out the Big Give Day opportunities to win exciting prizes along the way!

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.

Join Our New Membership Program

Being a member is one of the best ways to help us advance our growing impact – supporting the power of art and storytelling, and investing in Native artists and culture bearers.

Learn more about NACF membership and join our community of inaugural members today!





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

NACF Announces 2023 SHIFT Program Awardees

PORTLAND, Oregon, November 16, 2023 – The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is excited to announce the new 2023 SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program awardees. Following…

NACF Welcomes New VP of Programs

NACF is excited to announce new staff member Andrea Hanley, Vice President of Programs. Andrea is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation. She comes to us from the Wheelwright…
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