The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of indigenous arts and cultures in the United States, is accepting applications for its 2013 Artist Fellowships.

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Through the fellowship program, the foundation seeks to foster the creativity of Indigenous artists, allowing the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery. Last year, the first year of the Artist Fellowship Program, artist applicants had to be nominated. This year, the foundation is not requiring applicants to be nominated.

Awards will be made in six disciplines — visual arts, filmmaking, music, dance, literature, and traditional arts.

Applicant artists must demonstrate excellence, significant impact in their discipline, respect from their colleagues, and recognition in their field. The artist’s work must be evolving and current. Native artists are defined as American Indian from federally and state-recognized United States tribes, Native Alaskan, or Native Hawaiian.

Film fellowships will be considered for artists who have completed narrative or documentary films of at least sixty minutes.

Traditional arts include practices in pottery, carving, basket making, textile weaving, jewelry making, or regaliamaking.

Fellowships provide $20,000 in support.

Complete program guidelines and application procedures are available at the NACF Web site. Click here.

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