Native Arts & Cultures Foundation National Artist Fellowship Applications Wanted


This call will close at 5 p.m. PT, Monday, March 21

Published February 29, 2016

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is calling for entries for the annual NACF National Artist Fellowship. The Fellowship awards $20,000 to practicing individual Native artists in any of the following categories: Traditional Arts, Music, Visual Arts, Literature and Artistic Innovation.

“2015 was an amazing year! The highlight of my year was learning that I was selected as a NACF National Fellow. This distinction and honor is unbelievable for me… The news of the fellowship placed me in full throttle mode. I’ve started working on my project and have been making great progress towards my first solo project. I’m so thankful for the support…”

Stephen Blanchett (Yup’ik), 2015 National Artist Fellow for Music

The NACF National Artist Fellowship is dedicated to supporting American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists, and to date has awarded more than 50 Native artists in the U.S. To learn more about and view artwork of previous Fellows awarded, please go to and click on the Programs/Fellowship Program tab.

National Artist Fellowship:

Eligible applicants are Native artists who are enrolled as a citizen among any of the federally or state recognized Native Nations, Alaska Native Corporations or with documentation of Native Hawaiian ancestry and residing in the U.S.  Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. PT, Monday, March 21.


For assistance in applying contact NACF Program Officer Andre Bouchard, M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT, at, or call 360-334-7285.

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