native ARTIST FELLOWSHIPs To sustain the cultural fabric of a community.

It is critical that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed on from one generation to the next. Through First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital Fellowship Program, culture bearers in tribal communities receive financial and technical support to further their important work.

GRANT AMOUNT: $5,000
APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 30, 2016
SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: November 2016

 

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM
 

Artists in First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital fellowship strengthen the Collective Spirit® -- which manifests self-awareness and a sense of responsibility to sustain the cultural fabric of a community.

Throughout this one-year program, fellows are offered tools, resources and capital to build on their own one-of-a-kind cultural contributions while also uncovering previously unrealized cultural potential.

With over 50 Cultural Capital artist alumni, grant recipients have access to a large network of artists on the local and national levels. Eligible artists receive individualized technical assistance and professional development guidance, as well as up to $5,000 in working capital funds to offer artists an opportunity to delve deeper into their art – sharing their artistry with all who want to learn.

Delores Churchill (Haida). Photo by Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. 

Delores Churchill (Haida). Photo by Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. 

IMPACT OF THE FELLOWSHIP
 

Our artist alumni perpetuate generosity, wisdom, and integrity within their communities and strengthen the Collective Spirit®, achieving greater access to unrealized cultural potential. 

 

ELIGIBILITY
 

To be eligible for an Artist in Business Leadership fellowship, applicants must be documented affiliate of a United States Tribe (American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian).

 

IS THE FELLOWSHIP RIGHT FOR ME?
 

The Cultural Capital fellowship is specifically for master artists who have been practicing their art for 10 years or more. Artists should also:

  1. SHARE A COMMITMENT TO PASSING ON ANCESTRAL KNOWLEDGE and practices within their communities.
  2. HAVE A PLAN to document their ancestral knowledge for future generations.
  3. SEEK WAYS TO SUSTAIN CULTURE SHARING as a way of life within their tribal community. 

 

APPLY ONLINE NOW
 

Applications for a 2017 fellowship are now closed. Our online application process will reopen in April 2017 for a 2018 fellowship. 

 

QUESTIONS?

Want to discuss how you can apply for an Artists in Business Leadership fellowship? Call Jessica Miller at (605) 348-0324 or email at jessica@firstpeoplesfund.org