Crow’s Shadow Approved for $35,000 Grant from NEA

Crow’s Shadow Print Studio (2018)

Published August 7, 2018

PENDLETON, Ore. — Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA), based in Pendleton, Oregon, has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The grant is part of a $80 million in grants distributed by the NEA.

The grant to Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts (CSIA) is for its national visiting Native American Artists-in-Residence program. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

“The variety and quality of these projects speaks to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Through the work of organizations suchas Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of the NEA’s grant awards for 2018. This is the first time Crow’s Shadow has been the direct recipient of an NEA grant, which highlights our growing audience and unique programming,” stated Karl Davis, the executive director of Crow’s Shadow.

This grant will fund up to three nationally recognized, emerging to established Native American artists to attend multi-week residencies in a professional print studio, to produce and publish exceptionally high quality fine-art, limited edition lithographic prints. The project will culminate with a full-color publication and online digital archive dedicated to documenting the participating artists, their published prints, and the community’s involvement.

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