We are excited to announce our 2023 Community Spirit Honorees and fellowship awardees
We are excited to announce our 2023 First Peoples Fund Community Spirit honorees and fellowship awardees. Each year, First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates exceptional Native artists and culture bearers across the country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. These artists embody their People's cultural assets in their creations and way of life. Bringing spirit to the community is an important responsibility for artists — it is part of a sacred honor system. First Peoples Fund strengthens that honor system by recognizing exceptional artists who have worked selflessly to weave their cultural knowledge and ancestral gifts into their communities through this award.
This year’s Artist in Business Leadership & Cultural Capital Fellows comprises distinguished artists, performers, writers, designers, and cultural practitioners whose work exemplifies the rich cultural diversity and highly sophisticated nature of Indigenous art practices today.
We proudly introduce our 2023 Artist in Business Leadership, Cultural Capital Fellows, and Community Spirit Award honorees!
“The 2023 fellowship cohort is an exciting and empowering mix of artists and culture bearers weaving their cultural knowledge and ancestral gifts into their communities.”
-Dr. Rachael Nez, Program Manager, Fellowships