Opportunities for Native Artists and Arts Organizations – February 2017

Please check back as we learn of new opportunities, and visit us on Facebook for updates.
opportunity-round-up-image-februaryWe 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.


Commissions / Calls for Submissions

Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, Washington www.seattle.gov/arts/salmon-bay-pump-station

Deadline: February 9, 2017

Eighth Generation 2017 Blanket Design Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Lane Gallery, Portland. Ore: The Unity Project, http://www.lanegallerypdx.com/theunityproject

Alutiiq Museum, Alaska https://alutiiqmuseum.org/news

Deadline: March 30, 2017

Western Arts Alliance, 2017 Juried Showcase

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Grant Funding

Arts Place America – National Creative Placemaking Fund, www.artsplaceamerica.org

Deadline: February 14, 2017

National Endowment for the Humanities – Creating Humanities Communities, https://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2016-11-04-1

Deadline: February 15, 2017

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

  • Deadline #1: February 16, 2017
  • Deadline #2: July 13, 2017

Rasmuson Foundation – 2017 Individual Artist Awards, www.rasmuson.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

#GenIndigenous Response Fund, Native Americans in Philanthropy & The Minneapolis Foundation

Deadline: March 1, 2017

First Nations Development Institute, Native Arts Initiative, http://www.firstnations.org/grantmaking/2017NAI

Deadline: March 9, 2017

National Park Service FY 2017 Tribal Heritage Grant Program

Deadline: March 24, 2017

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

Deadline: April 3, 2017

Hewlett Foundation 50 Arts Commissions (Bay Area), www.hewlett.org/50commissions

Deadline: April 14

Oregon Cultural Trust, Cultural Development Project Grants

Deadline: April 21, 2017



Tradition Bearers for Bio-cultural Diversity Fellowship, Seventh Generation Fund

Deadline: February 6, 2017

Santa Fe Art Institute – Sponsored Equal Justice Residency, http://sfai.org/equaljustice

Deadline: February 12, 2017

Oregon Folklife Network, Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

Deadline: March 1, 2017

2018 Tulsa Artist Fellowship, George Kaiser Family Foundation, http://www.tulsaartistfellowship.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

First Peoples Fund 2018 Fellowships, http://www.firstpeoplesfund.org/fellowships/

  • Artist in Business Leadership
  • Cultural Capital

Deadline: September 30, 2017

Alliance for California Traditional Artists, Apprenticeship Program

Deadline TBA


Crater Lake Artist-In-Residence Program, https://www.nps.gov/crla/air.htm

Deadline: February 1, 2017

2017 Native American Residency Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, http://www.harpofoundation.org/

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Playa Fellowship Residency Program, www.playasummerlake.org

Deadline: March 1, 2017

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

Caldera 2018 Artist-In-Residence Program, www.calderaarts.org

Deadline: June 16, 2017

National Museum of the American Indian, Curatorial Residency Program, http://www.nmai.si.edu/connect/residencies/

No deadline



School for Advanced Research, https://sarweb.org/?internships

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Vision Maker Media Public Media Internships, http://www.visionmakermedia.org/intern

Deadline: March 1, 2017

Mellon Indigenous Arts Internship Grant, http://indigenousarts.as.virginia.edu/internship-grant-funds

Deadline: March 3, 2017

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