ABOUT FIRST PEOPLES FUND:
First Peoples Fund supports the advancement of American Indian arts by focusing on three funding areas: The Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards, a national recognition and fellowship award for American Indian artists; the Artists in Business Leadership Program, which provides artists with technical assistance, access to capital and to new marketing opportunities, and the Cultural Capital Grant Fellowship, designed to further the important cultural work of artists who have previously been honored through the Community Spirit Awards.
INVESTING IN THE INDIGENOUS ARTS ECOLOGY :
In 2013 First Peoples Fund published the market study Building a Creative Economy: Art as an Economic Engine in Tribal Communities. Findings from that initial report shed light on the key resources that Native artists need in order to grow as entrepreneurs and cultural leaders — credit and capital, new markets, knowledge and training, informal networks, creative space and supplies. Read the full report here.
First People’s Fund
First Peoples Fund