Artist Workshop Brought to Grand Ronde Reservation

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Professional Development Workshop For Native Artists In Grand Ronde, Ore.

(VANCOUVER, Wash.) – Native artists are encouraged to attend a free professional development workshop for practicing Native artists in Grand Ronde, Ore. on March 15.

The workshop expands the series of arts marketing workshops offered throughout the region this winter by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists. A prior workshop in Portland on Feb. 1, was a standing-room only event, and registration numbers for upcoming workshops in Olympia, Wash. (Feb. 15), and on the Warm Springs reservation (March 1) also show a high-level of interest. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribe’s USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant will extend this training to their rural community.

“The workshop held on the Confederated Tribes of Grande Ronde reservation is a collaborative effort,” said T. Lulani Arquette, President/CEO of NACF, a national nonprofit based in Vancouver, Wash. “We appreciate the support of the confederated tribes and the Rural Business Enterprise Grants Program to extend the reach of this opportunity.”

Artists who attend will build skills in writing artist statements, pricing, strategies for breaking into the art market, website development and social media marketing. Designed for artists in traditional arts, such as carving, beadworking, basketweaving and regalia making, and visual arts, the one-day workshop will be led by regional Native artists with arts marketing expertise.

Registration is required and space is limited. To register, contact Lisa J. Watt at (503) 892-6560 or register online at http://tinyurl.com/lee88ud.

The free workshop is funded by the USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grants Program, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Grand Ronde’s Chachalu Tribal Museum and Cultural Center and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

About the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) promotes the appreciation and perpetuation of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures through philanthropy. 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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February 14, 2015

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