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Native Artists Grant Programs

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Apply Now! Fall 2014 Grant Applications due October 20, 2014

Native Creative Development Grant Application: Word document or PDF

Native Master Artist Initiative Grant Application: Word document or PDF

Artist Grant Programs

The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center recognizes the importance of supporting the arts at the source - by supporting the artists themselves. Each year, the Longhouse puts out a call for grant proposals in the Northwest for our two grant programs, the Native Creative Development Program and the Master Artist Initiative: Artists Teaching Artists grant program. Over the years, artists working in a variety of media have been awarded funding to create new work, teach workshops to pass along cultural knowledge, purchase tools and materials and much more.

Native Creative Development Program™

The Native Creative Development Program was designed to address the professional development needs of individual Native artists, such as training in marketing, purchasing supplies, harvesting resources, portfolio development, apprenticeships, workshop fees, etc. Applications for all forms of visual, performance-based arts, media and literary arts, up to $2,000 will be accepted. The deadline for submission is October 20, 2014 for receipt of the application and all work samples. This grant is for individual artists residing in either Oregon state or Washington State who is American Indian, Alaska Native, or Kanaka Maoli. Funding is only limited by what you need to move your art to the next level. See Grant Recipients below for examples of projects funded in the past. Applicants are not limited to these examples. *If your project proposal requires community participation, please attach a letter of support to your application materials.

The Native Creative Development grant cycle is open! To apply, download the application packet as a Word document or as a PDF.

View the last year's winners here.

2013 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2012 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2011 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2010 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2009 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2008 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2007 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2006 Grant Recipients (PDF)

Master Artist Initiative: Artist Teaching ArtistsTM

Applications for the The Master Artist Initiative, up to $5,000, are now being accepted. Submit your application and all work samples by October 20th, 2014. This grant is for master artists with a 10 year history of producing and teaching any type of visual, literary, film or performance based art. The Master Artist Initiative is designed to help support opportunities to promote Native arts and cultures within urban and rural Native communities and tribes. It is an opportunity for master artists to teach emerging artists their expert art form. Past awardees have included some of the top artists in their fields.

Applicants for this program can come from the artist directly interested in teaching a tribal community (rural or urban) or from a community wishing to host a residency/ workshop with a master artist. Communities can be tribal, rural or urban communities in Washington or Oregon. Participating artists/ students must be American Indian, Alaska Native or Kanaka Maoli. The master artist must also be American Indian, Alaska Native or Kanaka Maoli.

Residencies can be any length of time that fits the needs and schedules of the master artist and community or participating artists/ students. See below for examples of past awardees. The Master Artist Initiative: Artists Teaching Artists opportunity is open! To apply, download a grant application packet as a Word document or a PDF.

Just Announced! View the grant winners for the 2013 Fall/ Winter grant cycle here. Master Artist Initiative winners can be seen towards the end of the document.

2013 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2011 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2010 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2009 Grant Recipients (PDF)
2008 Grant Recipient list (Word)
2008 National Grants Recipients Press Release (Word | PDF)
2010 National Grants Recipients Press Release (Word | PDF)

For More Information

For more information about the Native Creative Development Program or the Master Artist Initiative: Artists Teaching Artists opportunity, we have complied a list of tips for submitting a competitive grant application. You may download it as a Word document or as a PDF. For further questions, please contact Erin Genia at geniae@evergreen.edu or (360)867-6718, or Laura Grabhorn at grabhorl@evergreen.edu.

Other National Resources

American Composers Forum
www.composersforum.org

First Nations Composers Initiative
www.fnci.org

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
www.eiteljorg.org

First Peoples Fund
www.firstpeoplesfund.org

National Museum of the American Indian Office of External Affairs and Development
www.AmericanIndian.si.edu

New England Foundation for the Arts
www.nefa.org

Seventh Generation Fund
www.7genfund.org