Longhouse National Native Grant Program 2009

Posted: Sunday, May 24, 2009

ALASKA - The Evergreen State College Longhouse Education and Cultural Center, with funding support from the Ford Foundation, announces its third round of national funding for Native Artists (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians) in the U.S. There are two grant programs available through the Longhouse.

The first program is the National Native Creative Development Program, which will award funds (up to $2,000) to individual Native artists. This program was designed to address the professional development needs of individual artists, such as training in marketing, purchasing or harvesting supplies and materials, professional portfolio development, apprenticeships and other opportunities for advancement as an artist.

The second program is the National Native Master Artist Initiative: Artist Teaching Artists will award 6 grants (up to $5,000). The program is designed to promote Native arts and cultures within urban and rural Native communities throughout the United States. This grant provides an opportunity for a Master Native Artist to teach other Native artists, whether established or emerging, within a community setting.

Forms and guidelines for both programs are available at the following Web address: www.evergreen.edu/longhouse/grantprograms.htm, or if you would like more information, contact Bobbie Bush, Native Grants program coordinator, at 360-867-5367 or bushb@evergreen.edu.



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