VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has announced a call for applications for its 2013 Artist Fellowships. Awards will be $20,000 and will be made in six disciplines: Visual Arts; Filmmaking; Music; Dance; Literature and Traditional Arts. The application deadline is June 21.
Artists must demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field. Work must be evolving and current.
“The NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability,” says NACF program director Reuben Tomás Roqueñi (Yaqui/Mexican). “Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains; they are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery.”
Native artists are defined as American Indian from federally recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian. In September, a panel will review the applications and Fellows will be announced in November.