9/29 Gen-I NOW: FNDI Native Arts Initiative Grants

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about First Nations Development Institute’s (FNDI) “Supporting Native Arts” Grants.

FNDI established the Native Arts Initiative (NAI) in 2014 to stimulate long-term perpetuation, proliferation and revitalization of artistic and cultural assets in Native communities. During this funding cycle, the NAI will distribute approximately 15 “Supporting Native Arts” grants of up to $32,000 each.

Grant applications are due by 5 pm Mountain Time on Thursday, October 19, 2017Click here to apply.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Native-controlled nonprofit organization or tribal government program located in one of the following areas:
    • Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin)
    • Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California)
    • Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington)
  • Have existing program initiatives in place supporting Native artists and the field of traditional Native arts;
  • Have demonstrated commitment to increasing intergenerational transfer of knowledge of traditional Native artistic practices; and
  • Have demonstrated commitment to the perpetuation and proliferation of traditional Native arts.

To Apply: Click here to access the online application. Note that the following attachments must be uploaded during the online submission process:

  • Tax-Status Documentation
  • Project Timeline
  • Description of Board of Directors
  • Description of Key Leadership Staff
  • Budget

Questions? Contact Catherine Bryan at (303) 774-7836 or cbryan@firstnations.org.