VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announces its call for entries for the annual NACF National Artist Fellowship. The Fellowship awards $20,000 to individual practicing Native artists who demonstrate exemplary skill and exceptional quality of works in any of the following categories: Traditional Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Literature or Artistic Innovation. The call is now open and will close at 5 p.m. PT Monday, March 21st. Awards will be announced in July 2016.
Eligible applicants are Native artists who are enrolled as a citizen among any of the federally or state recognized Native Nations, Alaska Native Corporations or with documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry and residing in the U.S. To apply, please visit www.nativeartsandcultures.org.
"This year we are bringing back a previous category called Artistic Innovation, and are encouraging artists to take creative chances here," said Francene Blythe, NACF Director of Programs. "In this category, we are seeking artists who apply their ingenuity and imagination in interacting with the world through performing arts, media arts, or interdisciplinary projects."
The NACF National Artist Fellowship is dedicated to supporting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists, and to date has awarded more than 50 Native artists in the U.S. with this Fellowship. NACF also provides Regional Fellowships and Community Inspiration Project grants throughout Native country, including Alaska and Hawai'i that are nurturing the passion and power of creative expression.
Since it began operating in 2009, the nonprofit foundation has invested $6,592,756 through its work to support Native arts and cultures across the nation, including direct support to more than 160 Native artists and organizations. To learn more and view previous grantees awarded, please visit www.nativeartsandcultures.org.
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation mission is to promote the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian arts and cultures through grant making, convening and advocacy.
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