Advocacy and Education

Any documented & notable presentations, panels, conferences, etc. that NACF staff speak at to further understanding & awareness of Native arts and cultures.

Join the 2018 Revolution of Values!

We call on artists, creative organizers, concerned citizens, and all community members to join together from April 2-8, 2018, to draw inspiration from and breathe new life into the prophetic words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Can You Name #5WomenArtists?

Can you name five women artists? Many people can’t. If you can, it probably takes you much longer to think of five female artists than five male artists. Now, try to name five women artists of color. Join us in the #5WomenArtists campaign.


Save the NEA

The following is a statement on behalf of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, regarding recent proposals to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, among other agencies critical to…

Restitution and Healing

As we reflect on 2017, it was a year in which people of this country gathered and championed issues they cared about with strength and determination. Discussions occurred in classrooms…

#HonorNativeLand – A guide to respectfully acknowledge ancestral lands

In countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and among tribal nations in the U.S., it is commonplace, even policy, to open events and gatherings by acknowledging the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of that land. While some individuals and cultural and educational institutions in the United States have adopted this custom, the vast majority have not. Together, we can spark a movement to change that.


Advocacy: Arts, Social Change, and Impact

NACF Addresses Social Change, Art, and Impact In 2014, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) launched a new initiative, the Community Inspiration Program (CIP).  The basic program strategy was…

Take Action April 4th – #Revolution Of Values

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is proud to be a partner in #RevolutionOfValues, a day of creative action on April 4th, 2017, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s powerful speech “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.”

Fifty years later, to walk in his footsteps, to give voice once again to his powerful words, and to kick off a year of efforts by many organizations around the U.S. to remind people of Dr. King’s real message and unfinished work, the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and partners are sponsoring #RevolutionOfValues.


2016 Annual Report Released

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation has released its 2016 Annual Report as a digital download, and in it we offer a snapshot of a very busy but rewarding year.…