Artist Development Tools
Part of the mission of the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center is to promote economic development for Native artists. We have put together this page of opportunities, guides and other resources for Native artists.
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, senior Program Officer at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), to deliver a resources and services workshop to our area.
Maria assembled a presentation filled with helpful information about NYFA, along with many tips and opportunities for artists. She also provided two "Arts Opportunities & Resources" guides—one with general information, and another with information specifically tailored to Native American artists in our region—you can access these guided by clicking on the following links:
- NYFA Presentation by Maria Villafranca (pdf)—given at the Wing Luke on September 28, 2013.
- Art Opportunities & Resources (pdf)—for the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
- Art Opportunities & Resources (pdf)—for the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center and Northwest Native Artists
Guides by Longhouse Staff
- Festival Booths: Controlling the message you send people about your art by Laura Grabhorn
- Artist Statement Basics by Erin Genia
- Sample Artist Statements
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
For many other Native artist links, arts organizations and galleries in the Northwest, please visit our resources page.