The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, a national charity dedicated to the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures, has awarded a total of $200,000 in awards to 12 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists.
Through the 2013 Artist Fellowships, the foundation recognized Indigenous artists in six disciplines: dance, film, literature, music, traditional and visual arts. The artists, who live in eight states, received awards of $10,000 – $20,000 each.
“It is our mission to provide support and to nurture the creativity of this country’s Native artists,” says foundation President/CEO T. Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian). “We congratulate the 2013 fellows for inspiring their communities, for their vision, their innovation, and for bringing the creative spirit of Native peoples to the world.”
To learn more about the 2013 Fellows, visit online or click on the names below:
List of 2012-2013 Fellows
- Robert Bullet (Chippewa), Iron River, Mich. – Music ($10,000)
- Brent Michael Davids (Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation), Saint Paul, Minn. – Music ($10,000)
- Natalie Diaz (Mojave), Mohave Valley, Ariz. – Literature ($20,000)
- Joan Kane (Iñupiat), Anchorage, Alaska – Literature ($20,000)
- Kapulani Landgraf (Native Hawaiian), Kaneohe, Hawaii – Visual Arts ($20,000)
- Andrew Okpeaha Maclean (Iñupiat), New York City – Film ($20,000)
- Christopher Kaui Morgan (Native Hawaiian), North Bethesda, Md. – Dance ($20,000)
- Cyril Pahinui (Native Hawaiian), Waipahu, Hawaii – Music ($20,000)
- Ronald Paquin (Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians), Cheboygan, Mich. – Traditional ($10,000)
- Teri Rofkar (Tlingit), Sitka, Alaska – Traditional ($20,000)
- Rosy Simas (Seneca), Minneapolis, Minn. – Dance ($20,000)
- Rose Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo), Española, N.M. – Visual Arts ($10,000)
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. In the past three years, the foundation has awarded $1,184,000 in grants to 72 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and organizations in 25 states.
– Native Arts and Cultures Foundation