For Artists / Opportunities

First Peoples Fund, SD / Community Spirit Awards / Call for Artists

Deadline

Overview

HONOR AND CELEBRATE EXCEPTIONAL NATIVE ARTISTS ACROSS INDIAN COUNTRY.

Each year, First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates exceptional Native artists and culture bearers across the country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. These artists embody their People’s cultural assets in their creations and their way of life. 

AWARD AMOUNT: $7,500
NOMINATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 30, 2017
SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: December 2017  

THE AWARD

Bringing spirit to community is an important responsibility for artists — it is part of a sacred honor system. Through this award, First Peoples Fund strengthens that honor system by recognizing exceptional artists who have worked selflessly throughout their lives to weave their cultural knowledge and ancestral gifts into their communities.

Since 2000 we have recognized nearly 100 culture bearers across Indian Country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. Honorees are selected for sustaining and growing understanding of the creative practices and cultural values of their People.

Eligible media

Folk/Traditional Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.