Artist Development Tools

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Promoting economic development for individual Native artists is part of the mission of the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center. We have put together this page of current artist opportunities, handy guides and other resources for artists and will continue to update it regularly.

Resources from the New York Foundation for the Arts

Recently, the Longhouse partnered with the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience to bring Maria Villafranca, a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) senior Program Officer to deliver a resources and services workshop to our area. She put together a helpful PowerPoint presentation filled with information about NYFA and lots of great tips and opportunities for artists. She also provided two "Arts Opportunities & Resources" guides - one with general information, and another with information tailored to Native American artists in our region. Please click on the links below to access them.

Guides by Longhouse Staff

Pacific Northwest Organizations Supporting Native Artists in Washington and Oregon

Burke Museum- Bill Holm Center - download a brochure here.

Potlatch Fund

Hallie Ford Museum - download fact sheet here.

Northwest Indian College - Nez Perce

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation


Be sure to visit our links page, which is filled with lots of artist pages, arts organizations and gallery sites.