Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowships available

by Apr 24, 2013A&E, Happenings0 comments

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Friday, May 3 at 2pm is the deadline for American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists to apply for the 2014 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) Artist Fellowships. Artists apply online and are encouraged to submit before the deadline to access technical assistance in completing the application.

The unique national $20,000 NACF Artist Fellowship honors excellence by Native artists in six disciplines, including: dance, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts and visual arts. It recognizes the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have made significant impact in the field.

“Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creative voices of our indigenous artists,” said NACF Program Director Reuben Tomás Roqueñi (Yaqui/Mexican). “The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation believes in the beauty and inspiration of the work of Native artists and the fellowships provide a significant resource for their practice.”

Artists who are members of federally and state-recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities can review criteria in full and apply by the May 3 deadline at The foundation will announce award recipients in November 2013. For questions and technical support, contact Program Director Reuben Roqueñi at or (360) 314-2421.

Since it was launched in 2009, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation has awarded $1,382,000 in grants to 71 Native artists and organizations in 20 states. Created after decades of visioning among the nation’s first peoples with assistance from the Ford Foundation and others, NACF is a national charity solely dedicated to supporting the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. To learn more about the foundation’s mission and past fellows awarded, visit

– Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowships