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4.12.18 FINAL 2018 MAF PR Announcement

16 April 2018


This fellowship recognizes established American Indian and Alaska Native artists of ten years or more who wish to mentor an American Indian or Alaska Native emerging artist apprentice for one year, strengthening the artistic skill and evolution of creativity among Native artists. [...] The Mentor Artist Fellowship is a regional award of $30,000 available to Native artists residing in and an enrolled member of a tribe located in the Pacific Northwest, Southwest, and Upper Midwest regions of the United States. [...] In addition to the monetary award, the NACF supports program participants in developing their lesson plans and mentorship goals; each mentor and apprentice will attend a two-day training and program kick-off organized by the NACF in Minneapolis, Minnesota in May 2018. [...] “As we near the end of the first year of the Mentor Artist Fellowship, we are seeing tremendous success—from in-depth intergenerational cultural knowledge exchange shared between each mentor and apprentice pair to community engagement of their joint art projects,” says Francene Blythe, Diné/Sisseton-Wahpeton/Eastern Band Cherokee and NACF’s Director of Programs. [...] The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s 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.


Native Arts and Cultures Foundation