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VANCOUVER, Wash., March 27 - The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) has announced a call for applications for its 2013 Artist Fellowships. Awards will be $20,000 and will be made in six disciplines: Visual Arts; Filmmaking; Music; Dance; Literature and Traditional Arts. The application deadline is June 21.

Artists must demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field. Work must be evolving and current.

"The NACF embraces the notion that Native artists offer profound contributions to intellectual inquiry and community sustainability," says NACF Program Director Reuben Tomás Roqueñi (Yaqui/Mexican). "Native artists are at thresholds of exploration in unfolding creative terrains; they are deepening their impact on the field of contemporary arts practice and are forging new recognition in national and global communities. Through the fellowship program, we hope to foster the creativity of Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery."

Native artists are defined as American Indian from federally recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian. In September, a panel will review the applications and Fellows will be announced in November.

All applicants must apply online at Contact Program Director Reuben Tomás Roqueñi for questions and support: or (360) 718-7057.

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is the first national 501(c)(3) charity committed to building a fund dedicated exclusively to foster the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. In two years of granting, the NACF awarded $904,000 in grants to 54 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and organizations in 20 states. To learn more about the NACF, visit and sign up for the free e-newsletter. Become a fan of the organization on Facebook.


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