Opportunities for Artists – Fall 2017


We are committed to promote opportunities that support and enrich Native artists and organizations in the United States, to the best of our abilities and in respect to the suitability of each opportunity for our community.

Would you like to let the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation community to an upcoming residency, fellowship, internship, commission or funding opportunity of interest to American Indian, Alaska Native and/or Native Hawaiian artists and organizations in the United States? Email full details to info@nativeartsandcultures.org.

Please check back as we learn of new opportunities, and visit us on Facebook for updates.

Commissions / Calls for Submissions / Calls for Artists / Professional Development

Seattle Art Museum Betty Bowen Award – Deadline: August 1, 2017

Western States Arts Federation, 2017 Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Program – Deadline: August 31, 2017

Grant Funding

Native Americans in Philanthropy, #NativeVoices Rising – Deadline: August 2, 2017

Sustainable Arts Foundation, Grants for Writers & Artists with Children – Deadline: August 31, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts, Our Town  – Deadline: September 11, 2017
Institute of Museum and Library Services, Collections Assessment for Preservation Program – Deadline: February 1, 2018


Princeton Arts Fellowships – Deadline: September 19, 2017

First Peoples Fund 2018 Fellowships, http://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/fellowships/ – Deadline: September 30, 2017

  • Artist in Business Leadership
  • Cultural Capital

Ucross Foundation, Native American Visual Artists Fellowships – Deadline: October 1, 2017

Alliance for California Traditional Artists, Apprenticeship Program – Deadline TBA


Shunpike Arts, Artist-in-Residence Program – Deadline: September 24, 2017

Getty Foundation – Getty Scholars Grant Program – Deadline: October 2, 2017

National Museum of the American Indian, Curatorial Residency Program – No deadline