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Submission Deadline: SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts

The only way to get change is not through the courts or—heaven forbid—the politicians, but through a change of human consciousness and through a change of heart. Only through the arts […] can we really reach each other. ― Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Pueblo) EMPOWERMENT, ACTION, LIBERATION The SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program supports artist and community-driven projects responding to social, environmental or economic justice issues through a Native lens. The program focuses on efforts that are built upon community cultural assets, resilience and strengths and draw increased attention to Native communities, perspectives and challenges, shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. SHIFT provides invaluable resources for project development, production and presentation for the artists and their collaborators. Resistance is its…

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Submission Deadline: LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists

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…

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LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview and information on how to apply to Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s new program, LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists. The foundation is accepting applications until March 16, 2021 at 5:00pm Pacific Time. 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. For more information, please visit: https://www.nativeartsandcultures.org/programs/lift

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SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview and information on how to apply to Native Arts and Cultures Foundation’s new program, SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts. The foundation is accepting Letters of Interest until March 16, 2021 at 5:00pm Pacific Time. The SHIFT – Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program supports artist and community-driven projects responding to social, environmental or economic justice issues through a Native lens. The program focuses on efforts that are built upon community cultural assets, resilience and strengths and draw increased attention to Native communities, perspectives and challenges, shifting a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. SHIFT provides invaluable resources for project development, production and presentation for the artists and their collaborators. For more information, please visit: https://www.nativeartsandcultures.org/programs/shift

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Deadline: NACF Native Arts Emergency Support Project

In response to the crisis and hardships brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has launched the Native Arts Emergency Support Project (NAESP), aimed at providing support for our Native artists whose livelihoods and families have been impacted by COVID-19. This is the second phase of the NAESP, and we are accepting applications from local Portland (OR) metro area artists (full eligibility criteria below). In the first phase NACF was able to provide support to 70 of its previous awardees through two funding cycles. Monies for the NAESP have been reallocated and repurposed from NACF funds as designated by the board of directors and staff leadership. NACF continues to actively recruit partners to help contribute to the fund. NACF’s…

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