Native Artists Grant Programs
The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center recognizes the importance of supporting the arts at the source—by supporting artists themselves. Each year, the Longhouse issues a call for grant proposals for Native artists living in Washington and Oregon. Since 2006, Native artists working in a variety of media have been awarded funding to create new work, gain skills, acquire tools and materials, pass along cultural knowledge, and much more.
The 2016 Native Creative Development Grant cycle will open in August.
Applicants must be American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian residing in Washington or Oregon. Grant applications for all forms of visual, performance-based arts, media and literary arts from $2,500 to $5,000 are accepted.
The Native Creative Development Program was designed to address the professional development needs of individual artists, such as purchasing supplies and materials, harvesting resources, portfolio development, apprenticeships, workshop fees, training in marketing, teaching a workshop, etc.View the 2015 Native Creative Development Program Application Guidelines and Form to get a sense of what is required on the application, (Word or PDF). Check back in August 2016 for the updated application materials.
Read the "Tips for a Competitive Grant Application" document here.