National Endowment for the Arts Announce Grant Awardees – Including Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe & Wabanaki Arts Mentorship

Report on 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Grants to Tribes

The National Endowment for the Arts has several programs that support communities. Here are some funded this year that relate to tourism. They include public art, architecture, cultural facilities, public performances and professional development.

Our town (creative placemaking grants)
Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians $50,000, Coos Bay, OR.
To support the development of an arts and culture master plan to establish guidelines for public art and architecture that will celebrate sites of historical significance in Coos Bay, Oregon. 

Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne $25,000, Hogansburg, NY.
To undertake a project to engage local artists and designers to
develop public art and architecture that reflects Akwesasne
Mohawk culture.

Sealaska Heritage Institute $75,000 Juneau, AK.
To support the final phase of architectural designs for cultural
facilities at the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus in Juneau, Alaska. 

Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation $75,000, Porcupine, SD.

To support the design and creation of public art on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

Cheyenne River Youth Project, Inc. $75,000, Eagle Butte, SD.

To support artist residencies and a native youth arts fellowship at the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.  

Art Works projects that support public performances and events

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art, Inc. $10,000, Indianapolis, IN.
To support presentations and workshops of Native American dance, music, and storytelling in conjunction with the Indian Market and Festival. 

Lanai Academy of Performing Arts Inc. $10,000, Lanai City, HI.
To support the production of Kaululaau. 

International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, Inc. $15,000 Denver, CO
To support the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival. 

Grand Canyon Chamber Music Festival $25,000, Grand Canyon, AZ.
To support the Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP).   

Art Works projects that support folk & traditional arts and professional development

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Inc. $30,000, Vancouver, WA.
To support a convening of National Native Artist Fellows.

California Indian Basketweavers Association $20,000, Woodland, CA.
To support the Annual Gathering. 

Wabanaki Arts Mentorship Program $20,000, Rockport, Maine.
To support accomplished Wabanaki artists to instruct youth in basket-making techniques and cultural knowledge.

Capacity Builders, Inc. $25,000, Farmington, NM.
To support the Navajo Artists Technology Innovation and Vision Enterprise (NATIVE), a professional development program for Native American artists.   

Art Works media arts projects

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation $25,000, Anchorage, AK.
To support a podcast series featuring contemporary Alaska Native and

Native American artists.

Wisdom of the Elders, Incorporated $15,000, Portland, OR.

To support production of a short film for the Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series.  

For More Information: If you have questions, visit the NEA webpage and review the FACS page and to identify the appropriate staff contact.