Native Artist Opportunity Fund
National
All Disciplines
Organization Western Artists Alliance
Deadline Ongoing

pPart of WAA’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program, the Native Artist Opportunity Fund is a financial assistance award program to aid US-based Indigenous performing artists with short-term needs related to the promotion, development and sharing of their work or practice./ppOpportunity Fund grants are not intended to support travel costs associated with a tour or performance, but all other proposed uses will be considered./ppApplicants may request up to 750, and may not reapply within one year of receiving an Opportunity Fund award.   /ppThe AIP program defines the term ‘Indigenous’ as Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian, as well as first peoples of the US Territories of Amelika Sāmoa (American Samoa), Guahan (Guam), Saipan, Tinian, Rota (Northern Mariana Islands), Borikén (Puerto Rico), and the US Virgin Islands. /ppThe Opportunity Fund has a rolling application period. Applications will be submitted on the Submittable platform. A rotating member of the AIP Committee, in conjunction with AIP staff, will review applications – on or about the first day of each month, for requests received during or before the previous month – and make recommendations to the full Committee for approval./ppAwards will be announced by the 15th of the month. Unsuccessful applications and applications not received before the end of the month will be placed into the subsequent month’s pool for consideration. /p

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