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Submission Deadline: LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine, at least, completely, who and what and that we are.

—N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)

NURTURE, ELEVATE, UNFOLD

LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists program will provide invaluable support to early career Native artists with one-year awards to develop and realize new projects. Support for burgeoning artists is critical in developing fresh voices and envisioning the future of our respective Native practices. LIFT encourages artists to uplift communities, advance positive social change, point courageously toward environmental sustainability, and foster communal meaning making.

Following extensive research and strategic planning, LIFT refocuses NACF’s programmatic efforts to expand the potential of emergent Native artists. LIFT consists of a suite of activities that includes financial support, artist professional development, and artist convening. It is essential that artists in these stages of their practices be provided the opportunity to improve their craft, build their careers and cultivate their place as creative people within their communities.

We encourage artists who are shaping their practices and for whom the award may serve as a launching point in their career to apply.

For eligibility criteria and an application overview, click here.

[See the NACF website for more details.]