Artists in Business Leadership Fellowship

The program’s purpose is to develop independent, satisfied, and credible Native artist entrepreneurs who are generous in spirit. The fellowship supports artists to pursue specific arts business development goals for themselves and their families. They accept applications from artists at all stages of entrepreneurial development. Fellows will be apart of a one- year program and receive: a $5,000 – $10,000 project grant, technical support and professional training to start or grow an arts business and to further their important work in their communities. Learn more about the program here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 06, 2021 at 5:00pm MST

Who is Eligible to Apply:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Applicants must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian.
  • Cannot apply to the same program in succession. For example, if you were a 2021 ABL Fellow, you could not re-apply to the ABL fellowship program in 2022

If you are a previous grantee with FPF, you must have submitted a final report for any previously awarded FPF Grants.

Application Process:

  • Completed application with supporting documents
  • Proof of tribal affiliation
  • Two letters of reference (examples: business or community reference; current mentor)
  • Project budget
  • Artist statement
  • Resume
  • Descriptions of your artwork. (This document should include the following description for each artwork example: a) Title; b) Medium; c) Dimensions (if applicable); d) Year Created.)
  • One high-quality photograph of yourself, either a professional headshot or a clear picture of your performing/creating your art medium.

Up to five examples of your most recent artwork.

Apply Here!