2011 REGIONAL COLLABORATION

2011 Strengthening the Arts and Cultures Infrastructure
Support for the Field
Total Allocation: $80,000.00 [Website says: $90,000.00]
7 Grantees: [Website says 8]
1) Southwestern Association for Indian Arts
2) Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development
3) Potlatch Fund
4) New England Foundation for the Arts
5) Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center
6) First Peoples Fund
7) Alaska Native Heritage Center

Southwestern Association for Indian Arts

For more than 90 years, the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) has been an active Native arts and cultures advocacy organization best known for its planning and staging of the annual Santa Fe Indian Market.

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Alaska Native Heritage Center

A globally renowned cultural facility, the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) promotes and shares the rich heritage of Alaska’s 11 different cultural groups.

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First Peoples Fund

From 1999 to 2011, through comprehensive professional development training for Native artist entrepreneurs, First Peoples Fund (FPF) supported over 150 artists.

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Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center

As one of five public service centers at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, the “House of Welcome” mission is to promote indigenous arts and cultures. Originally focused exclusively on Pacific Northwest tribal artists, the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center now works on a national and international level with indigenous artists from the Pacific Rim.

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New England Foundation for the Arts

The Native Arts program at NEFA supports Native artists in New England and nationally through grantmaking and network development. The program builds regional and national support structures to help Native artists reach broader audiences, connect with new markets for their work, and gain access to financial resources.

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Potlatch Fund

Potlatch Fund is a grant-making foundation and leadership development organization serving Native communities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

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Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development

The Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development (SGF) is an Indigenous Peoples’ organization founded in 1977 to mobilize resources, develop the capacity of, and strengthen the strategies for the sovereignty of Native communities. The foundation offers an integrated program of advocacy, small grants, training and technical assistance, media experience, leadership development and fiscal management, lending support and extensive expertise to Indigenous grassroots communities.

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