To support the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of indigenous arts and cultures and foster creativity among Native peoples through grantmaking, convening, advocacy, and research.
About the Organization:
Based in Vancouver, Washington, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation supports contemporary American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists and culture makers and works to create lasting, positive impact on the arts and Native communities.
NACF's grantmaknig program provides support to and for individual artists, Native community projects, and the core operations of Native arts organizations. Its annual NACF Artist Fellowships program awards up to $20,000 each to artists who are making a significant impact in the disciplines of dance, film, literature, music, and traditional and visual arts for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery. Recent community-based initiatives include the 2013 Bridge Initiative: Art + Health, which funded four Native programs in California focused on the health and vitality of Native communities, while the foundation's support for capacity-building efforts includes a regional collaboration pilot program designed to help grantees build relationships with funders and government agencies, boost the presence of Native arts at national arts conferences, and serve as an advisory committee to NACF-led efforts in the field.
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation receives support from individuals, foundations, and Native nations.