Native Artists Grant Programs
The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center recognizes the importance of supporting the arts at the source—by supporting artists themselves. Each year, the Longhouse issues a call for grant proposals for Native artists living in Washington and Oregon. Since 2006, Native artists working in a variety of media have been awarded funding to create new work, gain skills, acquire tools and materials, pass along cultural knowledge, and much more.
(Application is due by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016).
Applicants must be American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian residing in Washington or Oregon. Grant applications for all forms of visual, performance-based arts, media and literary arts from $2,500 to $5,000 are accepted.
The Native Creative Development Program was designed to address the professional development needs of individual artists, such as purchasing supplies and materials, harvesting resources, portfolio development, apprenticeships, workshop fees, training in marketing, teaching a workshop, etc.
Read the "Tips for a Competitive Grant Application" document here.
View Past Grant Winners:
- 2015 Native Creative Development Grantees
- 2014 Native Creative Development and Master Artist Initiative Grant Winners
- Fall/Winter 2013 Native Creative Development and Master Artist Initiative Grant Winners
- 2013 Master Artist Initiative
- 2013 Native Creative Development Awards
- 2012 Native Creative Development Program
- 2011 Master Artist Initiative
- 2011 Native Creative Development Awards
- 2010 Master Artist Initiative - Artists Teaching Artists
- 2010 Native Creative Development Awards
- 2009 Master Artist Initiative - Artists Teaching Artists
- 2009 National Native Creative Development Program
- 2008 National Native Creative Development and Master Artist Initiative grantees
- 2007 National Native Creative Development and Master Artist Initiative grantees
- 2006 National Native Creative Development and Master Artist Initiative grantees