2015 Cultural Capital Grant Call for Applications!


Subject: 2015 Cultural Capital Grant Call for Applications!
First Peoples Fund
2015 Cultural Capital Grant  
Call for Applications
September 1, 2014 Deadline!
  
  
The 2014 Cultural Capital Program provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work. The program is designed to support previous year Community Spirit Award recipients allowing them to commit more time in teaching and sharing their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn.
The grant program will aid artists in develop local networks for leveraging other resources and will provide technical assistance and capacity building support as needed by the master artist/teacher.

First Peoples Fund is interested in Cultural Capital projects that will Impact the next generation through reciprocity and community spirit. Examples of this are:

  • Passing on knowledge – as mentors and leaders
  • Documentation for the next seven generations to access this knowledge
  • Artists as Cultural Resource
Eligibility Requirements: NEW!
  • Artist may be a past FPF Community Spirit Award recipient, a Community Spirit Award nominee finalist, or a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, Oklahoma, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible.
  • Artist may also be invited by FPF or nominated by a Community Spirit Award recipient.
Grant amount: $5,000
Application deadline: September 1, 2014 (postmark deadline)
Click HERE for an application
For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org

Phone: (605)348-0324
Email at
miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org

First Peoples Fund–Rapid City
706 West Boulevard, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 | (605) 348-0324
PO Box 2977, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
First Peoples Fund–Minneapolis
Artspace, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 400, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 | (612) 465-0249
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2015 Cultural Capital Grant Call for Applications!

2015 Artist in Business Leadership Call for Applications!


2015 Artist in Business Leadership Call for Applications!

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First Peoples Fund
2015 Artist in Business Leadership
Call for Applications
September 1, 2014 Deadline!T
  
  
The 2014 Artist in Business Leadership Program
is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF’s individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.
Eligibility Requirements: NEW!
  • Artist applicants must be in mid career (5+ years) in their experience in marketing their art at Indian art markets, galleries, and have wholesale experience 
  • Artists will have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for their family and to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community based businesses,
  • Be a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, Oklahoma, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible.
  • Must demonstrate a strong vision and articulated plan for implementing effective market strategies over the one-year fellowship period and will effectively use this opportunity to explore New Works and demonstrate marketing initiative effectively.
Grant amount: $5,000
Application deadline: September 1, 2014 (postmark deadline)
Click HERE for an application
For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org

Phone: (605)348-0324
Email at
miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org

First Peoples Fund–Rapid City
706 West Boulevard, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 | (605) 348-0324
PO Box 2977, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
First Peoples Fund–Minneapolis
Artspace, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 500, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 | (612) 465-0249
© Copyright 2012. First Peoples Fund. All rights reserved.
2015 Artist in Business Leadership Call for Applications!

Join us at a free business training for Native artists


Join us at a free business training for Native artists

First Peoples Fund
First Peoples Fund is hitting the road… and we’ll be offering our free Native Artist Professional Development Training at locations in Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South Dakota in June and July. At the training, we will work with you to help you grow an arts business. You will have an opportunity to participate in the following:  
  • Express your personal vision and values that will ultimately become the principal foundation of your business.
  • Determine your art marketing, business and financial management abilities using a series of self-assessment tools.
  • Plan and set goals leading to weekly and monthly and annual business calendars.
  • Budget and establish a successful pricing structure.
  • Market your business using a variety of approaches and tools.
  • Complete a marketing plan.
Please join us at one of the following trainings below, or forward this email to an artist in the area you think will benefit from this program. Register online today! For more information, contact Logan Anderson, program manager for non-profit partnerships, at (605) 348-0324 or logan@firstpeoplesfund.org.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Institute of American Indian Arts
Center for Lifelong Education Commons Area
83 Avan Nu Po Road, Second Level

Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20, 2014
9 a.m.-5 p.m. both days
Contact: Ron Solimon at rsolimon@iaia.edu or (505) 424-5701

Fort Totten, North Dakota
Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Spirit Lake Reservation
Log Cabin
214 First Avenue

Thursday, June 26, 2014
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Contact: Melody Volk at melody.volk@littlehoop.edu or (701) 766-1113

New Town, North Dakota
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation Tourism
Northern Lights Community Center
701 East Avenue

Friday, June 27, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Darian Morsette at (701) 627-2243 
Browning, Montana
Native American Community Development Corporation
Blackfeet Manpower Conference Room
101 Pata Street
    
Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11, 2014
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days
Contact: Suzie Matt at suziem@3rivers.net or (406) 338-2992
Rapid City, South Dakota
United Tribes Technical College
Black Hills Learning Center
321 Kansas City Street

Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17, 2014
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days
Contact: Kathlene Thurman at kthurman@uttc.edu or (605) 721-3310

Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Cherokee Arts Center
212 South Water Street

Thursday, July 17 and Friday, July 18, 2014
9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. both days
Contact: Donna Tinnin at donna-tinnin@cherokee.org or (918) 453-5000 ext. 5992

Shawnee, Oklahoma
Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation
South Reunion Hall at the Powwow Grounds
1702 Gordon Cooper Drive

Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25, 2014
9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days
Felecia Freeman at ffreeman@potawatomi.org or (405) 878-4697

Photo above: Mary White Country (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota). Photo by Steve Wewerka.
First Peoples Fund–Rapid City
706 West Boulevard, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 | (605) 348-0324
PO Box 2977, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
First Peoples Fund–Minneapolis
Artspace, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 400, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 | (612) 465-0249
© Copyright 2012. First Peoples Fund. All rights reserved.
Join us at a free business training for Native artists

2014 Artist in Business Leadership Call for Applications


Having trouble viewing this email? Click here
First Peoples Fund
2014 Artist in Business Leadership
Call for Applications
September 1, 2013 Deadline!
  
  
The 2014 Artist in Business Leadership Program
is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant. Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF’s individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.
Eligibility Requirements: NEW!
  • Artist applicants must be in mid career (5+ years) in their experience in marketing their art at Indian art markets, galleries, and have wholesale experience 
  • Artists will have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for their family and to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community based businesses,
  • Be a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, Oklahoma, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible.
  • Must demonstrate a strong vision and articulated plan for implementing effective market strategies over the one-year fellowship period and will effectively use this opportunity to explore New Works and demonstrate marketing initiative effectively.
Grant amount: $5,000
Application deadline: September 1, 2013 (postmark deadline)
Click HERE for an application
For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org

Phone: (605)348-0324
Email at
miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org

First Peoples Fund–Rapid City
706 West Boulevard, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701 | (605) 348-0324
PO Box 2977, Rapid City, South Dakota 57709
First Peoples Fund–Minneapolis
Artspace, 250 Third Avenue North Suite 500, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401 | (612) 465-0249
© Copyright 2012. First Peoples Fund. All rights reserved.
First Peoples Fund | PO Box 2977 | Rapid City | SD | 57709-2977
2014 Artist in Business Leadership Call for Applications