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Native Arts & Cultures Foundation Charity Profile
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is dedicated to promote the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures in all sectors of society through philanthropy and partnership, ensuring a path that benefits present and future generations of indigenous peoples in America.
“After years of planning, it’s thrilling to embark on our journey to strengthen Native arts and cultures,” said Lulani Arquette, president and chief executive officer of the NACF. “The arts have always played a significant role in Native cultures, and are a powerful path for connecting one generation to the next. It’s our mission to provide financial support to artists and organizations to help our cultures flourish. We look forward to creating opportunities to emphasize the shared values of Native communities.”
The NACF announced $394,000 in 2010 grants, awarded to 26 individuals and organizations within three funding initiatives:
• Artistic Innovation – Through the Soul of an Artist. Eight awards totaling $136,000.
• Mobilizing the Community Through the Arts. Eleven awards totaling $168,000.
• Strengthening the Arts and Cultures Infrastructure. Eight awards totaling $90,000
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF) is a permanently endowed national organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. Primarily Native-led and national in scope, the NACF supports American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native artists and communities with grant making, convenings and innovative programs.
In the long term, the Foundation’s staff and board envision a society where flourishing Native arts and cultures are essential to the overall integrity of the cultural landscape.
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is:
A collaboration between tribes and Native peoples and other funders
National in scope