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NATIVE ARTS AND CULTURES FOUNDATION AWARDS 2013 FELLOWSHIPS TO 12 NATIVE ARTISTS IN EIGHT STATES

 


VANCOUVER, Wash., (Dec. 4, 2012) – The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) – a national 501(c)(3) charity committed to building a fund dedicated exclusively to foster the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures – has awarded its 2013 Artist Fellowships to 12 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists in eight states. Fellowships were awarded in six disciplines, including: dance; film; literature; music; traditional; and visual arts. The fellowship are $10,000 and $20,000 with a total allocation of $200,000.

“It is NACF’s mission to provide support and to nurture the creativity of this country’s Native artists through our fellowship and other grantmaking programs,” says NACF President/CEO T. Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian). “We congratulate the 2013 fellows for inspiring the nation, for their vision, their innovation, and for bringing the creative spirit of Native peoples to the world.”

List of 2012-2013 Fellows

Bobby Bullet (Chippewa), Iron River, Mich. – Music ($10,000)

Brent Michael Davids (Stockbridge Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation), Saint Paul, Minn. – Music ($10,000)

Natalie Diaz (Mojave), Mohave Valley, Ariz. – Literature ($20,000)

Joan Kane (Iñupiat), Anchorage, Alaska – Literature ($20,000)

Kapulani Landgraf (Native Hawaiian), Kaneohe, Hawaii – Visual Arts ($20,000)

Andrew Okpeaha MacLean (Iñupiat), New York City – Film ($20,000)

Christopher Kaui Morgan (Native Hawaiian), North Bethesda, Md. – Dance ($20,000)

Cyril Pahinui (Native Hawaiian), Waipahu, Hawaii – Music ($20,000)

Ronald Paquin (Sault Ste. Marie Band of Chippewa Indians), Cheboygan, Mich. – Traditional ($10,000)

Teri Rofkar (Tlingit), Sitka, Alaska – Traditional ($20,000)

Rosy Simas (Seneca), Minneapolis, Minn. – Dance ($20,000)

Rose Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo), Española, N.M. – Visual Arts ($10,000)

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is a 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 three years of grantmaking, the NACF has awarded $1,184,000 in grants to 72 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and organizations in 25 states. NACF’s annual giving campaign is now in progress for 2012-2013. To learn more about the Foundation and to contribute to the campaign, click the “donate” button at http://www.nativeartsandcultures.org. To learn more about NACF, visit http://www.nativeartsandcultures.org and sign up for the free e-newsletter. Become a friend of the organization on Facebook.

 

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