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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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Writing with our Ancestors, with Chelsea Hicks

WHAT: A four-week generative online collaboration WHEN: Begins Friday, February 12th, 2021. This class is hosted on our rich interactive online platform, WetInk. The class is broken into four weeks, and within those weeks you go at your own pace. In addition, Chelsea will host five weekly Zoom session on Fridays from 4-5pm PST. The final Zoom session will be a group reading/celebration. ACCESS: While able to be purchased directly from this site at our standard rate of $350, this offering is available at a sliding scale rate to anyone who inquires. Please reach out to Daniel Elder at registration@corporealwriting.com. Payment plans are also available. In Chiapas and Oaxaca, writers center Indigenous literature with translation across languages, sometimes including three translations. In the northern part…

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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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Application Deadline: Flash in the Pan

FLASH! In The Pan is a series of 10-day long creative writing workshops with prompts, lessons, & guest talks from Rachel Mckibbens, Casey Rocheteau, & Siaara Freeman. This series of workshops is for Queer/Trans* Black, Indigenous Writers / of Color. Each session has 20 seats max. The workshop will utilize, Google Groups, Google Meet, Drive, & Youtube Live. Facilitated by jayy dodd. Tuition for each workshop is $100, scholarships available. Apply here Flash Sessions: Flash Session 1 w/ Rachel McKibbens (Feb. 19th – 28th) Flash Session 2 w/ Casey Rocheteau (March 12th – 21st) Flash Session 3 w/ Siaara Freeman (April 2nd – 11th)

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Native Story Hour

Come sing, listen, learn and celebrate. Join Karen Kitchen (Osage Nation) for this story hour featuring songs and books from Native cultures. Children, families, elders, aunties and uncles — everyone is welcome. Join via zoom: https://multco-us.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvceippzMtHdRGxpLwKis5EugZ8BwGfno-

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Museum at (Our Place) Downtown Hillsboro

Downtown Hillsboro now has its own temporary museum! “Museum at (Our Place): This IS Kalapuyan Land” is a yard sign exhibition featuring contemporary Native American artwork from an exhibition curated by Steph Littlebird Fogel at Five Oaks Museum. Visit the 10 signs located throughout Downtown and use your smartphone camera to scan the QR codes on each sign to learn more about each artist. For even more fun resources related to the exhibit, you can download the museum’s Stay Learning Guide. The Museum at (Our Place) Downtown will be up through the end of October 2020. Visit fiveoaksmuseum.org [or here] to learn more about the Museum’s other exhibits, resources, and ways to get involved! Download the museum’s Stay Learning Guide here! And download this map…

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Online: BIPOC Reading Series – September

This bimonthly reading series is intended to prioritize the safety, creativity, and stories of Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color. The very first event of this series will be hosted by Jessica Meza-Torres, Program Assistant for Programs for Writers. Our featured readers, Armin Tolentino, Olufunke Grace Bankole, and Brianna Renae will share work on the theme of “Family.” There will be time for a few members of the audience to sign up and share their work. The readings will be followed by a short break and a community discussion. Click here to register for this event. You do not need a Zoom account to participate. This event is open to everyone, but only people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color…

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