Open Call for 2015 NACF Regional Artist Fellowship and April 14 Presentation

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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces Artist Open Call and April 14 Presentation

(VANCOUVER, Wash.) – Artists residing in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota or Wisconsin who are creating visual or traditional arts and are enrolled members of Native Nations located in these states are invited to apply for the 2015 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) Regional Artist Fellowship. The fellowship award includes support ranging up to $20,000 per artist to allow them to create powerful new works that transform communities.

“The NACF fellowship was an amazing gift that has allowed me to take a breath and begin focusing on the non-utilitarian aspect of my work,” said Kevin Pourier (Oglala), 2014 NACF Regional Artist Fellowship recipient in the traditional arts category.

Open Call 2015 NACF Regional Artist Fellowship
Artists may apply online beginning April 9 at http://your.culturegrants.org and submissions must be completed by 8:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) on Monday, June 30. For more information about fellowship criteria, please visit www.nativeartsandcultures.org or for specific assistance in applying contact NACF Program Associate, Wendy Red Star, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time: by phone 360-314-2421, or email at wendy@nativeartsandcultures.org.

Free Presentation in Fargo

Tuesday, April 14, 3:30 p.m.
The Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo, N.D., (701) 551-6100
To register to attend via Skype, contact: andre@nativeartsandcultures.org.

To learn more about applying for the fellowship, please attend the free presentation with NACF Program Officer Andre Bouchard at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday April 14 at The Plains Art Museum in Fargo, N.D. Virtual seats are available for individuals living outside of traveling distance to Fargo to attend via a Skype video call-in. To register for the Skype video call-in, contact andre@nativeartsandcultures.org.

Additional presentations in the region will be announced via social media at: http://www.facebook.com/nacfmedia and http://www.twitter.com/nacfmedia.

Last year’s 2014 NACF Regional Fellowship awards went to: Delina White, Traditional Art, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe from Minn.; Star Wallowing Bull, Visual Art, Minnesota Chippewa; Kevin Pourier, Traditional Art, Oglala of S.D.; and Jennifer Stevens, Traditional Art, Oneida of Wisconsin. To view the compelling works of these artists, and other artists and projects funded by NACF, visit: www.nativeartsandcultures.org. The 2015 Regional Artist Fellowship awards will be announced in Fall 2015.
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About the Foundation

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is a national Native-led nonprofit dedicated to supporting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures through grant making and cultural programming. With contributions from Native Nations, art patrons and foundation partners, NACF has supported more than 125 Native artists and organizations in more than 24 states. To learn more or to donate, please visit: www.nativeartsandcultures.org.

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