First Nations Native Arts Initiative Grant

For 37 years, First Nations Development Institute has worked to strengthen the Native based economies and supported healthy Native communities. They do this by investing in and creating innovative institutions that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities.

First Nations established the Native Arts Initiative (NAI) with the goal of stimulating long-term perpetuation, proliferation, and revitalization of artistic and cultural assets in Native communities. The NAI is working to achieve this by strengthening the environments in which Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal programs operate to support emerging and established Native artists and sustain traditional Native arts in their communities. However, for the 2017 grant cycle, applying Native organizations must reside in the following areas:

  • Upper Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin)
  • Southwest (New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California)
  • Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington)

Under the NAI, First Nations provides selected grantees with organizational and programmatic resources, including direct grants and technical assistance and training. More information can be found here

Deadline: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Amount: Up to $32,000

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