Application Deadline: April 9, 2015
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) launched its Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative (NACBI) in 2014 and is pleased to announce this 2015 request for proposals for this Initiative. First Nations will distribute up to six grant awards of up to $30,000 each to strengthen the organizational, managerial, and programmatic capacity of Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs that have existing program initiatives in place to serve the field of Native American arts and artists in tribal communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
As a cultural asset for Native communities, art has been an integral part of sustaining Native nations, their cultures, their languages, and their traditional beliefs, thereby shaping community and family ties and cultural pride. First Nations believes the continuing development of Native American art is an indispensable component of Native community economic development and the retention of Native cultures. Through direct grants and technical assistance and training under the NACBI, First Nations is striving to increase the organizational, managerial, and programmatic capacity of selected Native-controlled nonprofit organizations and tribal government programs so they can continue to carry out their essential work in the field of Native American arts and artists.
The grant period will commence May 1, 2015 and end April 30, 2016.
For more information or to apply for a grant please go to First Nations Development Institute