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.
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
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.
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.
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.