Longhouse

Native Artists Grant Programs

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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.

View our 2015 Native Creative Development Grantees!

The 2016 Native Creative Development Grant cycle will open in August.

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.

View the  2015 Native Creative Development Program Application Guidelines and Form to get a sense of what is required on the application Word or PDF Check back in August 2016 for the updated application materials.

Questions about the grant and application process can be directed to Erin Genia (360)867-6718, geniae@evergreen.edu, or Laura Grabhorn (360)867-6413, GrabhorL@evergreen.edu.

Read the "Tips for a Competitive Grant Application" document here.

View Past Grant Winners:

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