FELLOWSHIP: Grants for new works of art and art appreciation available from NMAI

Posted on December 28th, 2010 by americanindiannews in Recent News

Washington, D.C.—The National Museum of the American Indian’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program offers support to a wide range of arts activities with the goal of increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts.

The museum considers the recognition of living artists of the Western Hemisphere and Hawai’i to be of primary importance and will give awards to projects that strengthen the scholarship in this underserved field and create opportunities for new and innovative work.

Applications are being accepted until Jan. 14, 2011, for the Exhibitions and Publications and Expressive Arts programs.

The Exhibitions and Publications program provides support for exhibitions, installations, publications, and critical writing that interpret or present the work of contemporary Native visual artists to the public and encourage dialogue and critical commentary. Awards will range from $7,500 to $15,000 per project. Project budgets must show a minimum 50 percent match by the applicant organization or other anticipated sources.

The Expressive Arts Program provides support for the creation and presentation of new works through the collaboration of two or more Native artists.  Awards will specifically support the creation of new works for public performance including but not limited to music, dance, spoken word, electronic media, costume design, mask-making, set design, performance art, photography, painting, and other forms of expressive culture. This award is open to all Indigenous peoples who hold citizenship in the Americas. Individual artists may also collaborate with a Native institution. Awards are in amounts up to $10,000 each.

For information go to www.nmai.si.edu/subpage.cfm?subpage=collaboration&second=icap

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