Foundation / Corporation
First Peoples Fund
Grants of up to $5,000 to USA individuals affiliated with a Native American tribe for art projects that will preserve and strengthen the tribe's culture. The grant program will provide recipients with both financial and technical support. Recipients will be offered tools, resources, and capital to build on their one-of-a-kind cultural contributions while also uncovering previously unrealized cultural potential.
Grant recipients have access to a large network of artists on the local and national levels. Eligible artists receive individualized technical assistance and professional development guidance, as well as working capital funds to offer artists an opportunity to delve deeper into their art – sharing their artistry with all who want to learn.
Artists should also:
- Share a commitment to passing on ancestral knowledge and practices within their communities.
- Have a plan to document their ancestral knowledge for future generations.
- Seek ways to sustain culture sharing as a way of life within their tribal community.
GrantWatch ID#: 174413
Up to $5,000
Programs may take place over the course of one year.
To be eligible, applicants must be a documented affiliate of a United States Tribe (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian).
The Cultural Capital fellowship is specifically for master artists who have been practicing their art for ten years or more.
The online application process will open in September 2017 for a 2018 fellowship.
The selection announcement will take place in November 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Jessica Miller, Program Manager
Phone: (605) 348-0324
First Peoples Fund
PO Box 2977
Rapid City, South Dakota 57709-2977
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