Oklahoma Native Artists Events March 10-12
(VANCOUVER, Wash.) – American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists are invited to connect with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) at free outreach presentations in Tahlequah, Tulsa and Oklahoma City next week.
The national foundation will be sharing information about how individual artists can apply for the 2015 NACF Artist Fellowship. The annual award recognizes Native artists in the disciplines of performing arts, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts and visual arts with a prestigious award and support ranging up to $20,000 per artist.
“We are looking forward to meeting Oklahoma artists interested in this award and we are very grateful to our hosts, the Southeastern Indian Arts Association, the Philbrook Museum and the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum,” said NACF Program Officer Andre Bouchard (of Kootenai and Chippewa descent).
ABOUT THE EVENTS:
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Southeastern Indian Arts Association Meeting
Held at the Cherokee Arts Center
212 S. Water Ave., Tahlequah
5:30 to 7 p.m.
Lobby, 116 E. M. B. Brady St., Tulsa
12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
The American Indian Cultural Center & Museum
659 American Indian Blvd., Oklahoma City
Additional information about the events will be shared via social media at http://www.facebook.com/nacfmedia and http://www.twitter.com/nacfmedia.
ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
2015 NACF Artist Fellowships
DEADLINE: Monday, April 6, 5 p.m. P.S.T.
To apply, artists who are members of federally and state-recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities can review criteria and complete an application at http://your.culturegrants.org before the April 6, 5 p.m. PST deadline.
The foundation will announce award recipients in August 2015. For questions and technical support, contact Program Officer Andre Bouchard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 314-2421.
One of the only opportunities in the U.S. of this magnitude dedicated to supporting Indigenous culture makers, the foundation’s national fellowship has been awarded to 41 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists in past years. Past fellows include Tulsa-based multidisciplinary artist Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee) and Oklahoma poet Santee Frazier (Cherokee). To learn more about the foundation’s mission and artists who have been honored with the award, visit www.nativeartsandcultures.org.
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March 4, 2015