“How to” videos

Whether applying to a fellowship or looking for some advice from fellow artists, we hope these videos will provide you with some inspiration and guidance.

 
 

Fellowship Application Guide

Interested in applying to First Peoples Fund Artist in Business Leadership or Cultural Capital Fellowships? Let someone who is a former recipient of both help you through the process! Artist Robert Martinez talks about what to expect when applying.

How to Find Your Voice

Artist Tanaya Winder (Duckwater Shoshone/Pyramid Lake Paiute/Southern Ute) describes methods for finding your voice as an artist while staying grounded.

 

Webinar Archive

Our live webinars help artists, culture bearers and organizations develop their professional toolkits.

Community Engagement, Cultivating Artist Leadership

Hosted by Ben Sherman (Oglala Lakota)

Learning Objective: Teach artists and culture bearers how to lead in their communities in ways that create increased community interest and engagement. The goal is to improve the well-being of artists and their families who rely on creating and selling art for a livelihood.

E-Commerce Avenues for Native Artists

Hosted by Kanoelani Davis (Native Hawaiian)

Learning Objectives: Understand various ways on how to use e-commerce to sell your work. Learn how to create your own Native Artist online shop. Understand the idea of online Native Artist Collectives. Understand the challenges and opportunities of entering into the e-commerce world for Native Artists.

Funding Native Artists: Grants, Fellowships and Other Creative Income

Hosted by Theresa Secord (Penobscot)

Learning Objectives: Understand how to research for residencies, fellowships and grants that fit. Know what most application committees are looking for - the success factors in applying. How to overcome challenges to writing an application (examples: Writing support, limited internet access).

 

Establishing a Native Art Market: Best Practices

Hosted by Theresa Secord (Penobscot)

Learning Objectives: Understand best practices in starting an art market in the community Know how to market an art market to bring in an outside audience Gain insight on how to achieve multiple sponsorship and/or funding of art markets Understand the needs of artists to have a successful art market.

 
 

Case Stories

Looking for some stories illustrating the value of arts and culture in Indigenous communities? Check out these stories!

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