Artist in Business Leadership

2018 Native Artist Fellowship Applications Now Open

2018 Native Artist Fellowship Applications Now Open

Through our Artists in Business Leadership and Cultural Capital Fellowships, First Peoples Fund partners with Native artists and culture bearers to strengthen their business skills and to ensure that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed from one generation to the next. 

Applications for 2018 fellowships are now open and are due October 31, 2017. Selection notification is by December 1, 2017 with fellowships starting January 2018.

Amidst family loss, Cheyenne River Sioux artist finds life in sculpting

Amidst family loss, Cheyenne River Sioux artist finds life in sculpting

Brendon Albers’ (Cheyenne River Sioux) art career began with a tragedy four years ago. “My brother got stomach cancer,” said Albers. “I moved to the Sioux Falls area [in South Dakota] and I started doing ceremonies to heal him.”