Opportunities for Native Artists – April 2017

We are committed to promoting 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 alert 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

Rezilience: Call for Indigenous Performers (Music, Dance & Song) for April 29 & 30 in Alburquerque, New Mex.

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Public Artist Roster

Due: April 12, 2017

New Mexico Arts – Arts in Public Places

Deadline: April 13, 2017

Gallery South, Ohio – Call for Contemporary Native Artists

Deadline: June 30, 2017

Creative Nation II, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017

Yakama Nation Cultural Center 37th Anniversary & Treaty Day Celebration – Call for Arts Market Vendors

Event is June 8, 2017


Grant Funding

Institute of Museum and Library Services, Activating Community Opportunities Using Museum & Libraries

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commissions (Bay Area)

Deadline: April 14

Oregon Cultural Trust, Cultural Development Project Grants

Deadline: April 21, 2017

Harpo Foundation Grants for Visual Artists,

Deadline: April 21, 2017

Allied Arts Foundation – Emerging Artist Grant Program

Deadline: May 8, 2017

Potlatch Fund: Native Arts

Opens: July 11, 2017 / Deadline to apply: August 16

National Endowment for the Arts – Art Works Grants for Organizations, www.arts.gov/grants

Deadline #2: July 13, 2017



Oregon College of Art and Craft, 2017 Residential Art Camp for Native Teens

Deadline: April 21, 2017

First Peoples Fund 2018 Fellowships

Artist in Business Leadership
Cultural Capital

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Alliance for California Traditional Artists, Apprenticeship Program

Deadline TBA


Signal Fire Arts Residency Programs, http://www.signalfirearts.org/

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Minnesota Historical Society Native American Artist-In-Residence Program, http://www.mnhs.org/residencies/naair

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 3.5 Month Residencies

Deadline for Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Residencies: April 18, 2017

Caldera 2018 Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: June 16, 2017

National Museum of the American Indian, Curatorial Residency Program

No deadline

Idyllwild Arts Scholarships for Native American Youth and Adults

Contact summer@idyllwildarts.com

Harpo Foundation Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute, http://www.harpofoundation.org/

Deadline TBA




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