FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Reuben Roqueni
Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 16 – At a national convening hosted by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF), NACF Advisory Board Member, Buffy Sainte-Marie (Cree) said, “Art is a powerful medicine for the world.” In this spirit, NACF through the support of a generous California donor announce the 2013 NACF Bridge Initiative: Art + Health. This is a matching grant award up to $10,000 (1:1 match) and open to California only. Letters of inquiry will be accepted through January 18, 2013.
This initiative invites tribal entities, nonprofit organizations, and Native programs, in California only, to propose projects impacting health and vitality in communities with a focus on youth. Health is defined as physical, mental and/or social well-being. Artists and/or arts organizations would ideally partner with health care or wellness partners to implement a project impacting the youth of their community. Key to successful projects is the integration of arts and cultures in creating community well-being and the engagement of youth and the community in the artist's work. Eligible projects would be those in which the artist's work or activities serve as an interface for community participation. Examples of outcomes could be strengthening individual and community health, drawing attention to an important issue, or engaging community members to think about health in new ways.
Letters of inquiry for proposed projects should be no longer than 4 pages with the first page to be a cover sheet with the artist or organization, contact person, email, phone number and fiscal agent assuming management for the project. These letters should also: (1) Identify the organization providing an overview of its work; (2) Identify the artist(s) also providing an overview of the work; and (3) Describing the proposed project, the community it serves, its intended impact, and its anticipated outcomes. Preference will be given to community projects involving youth, public art projects, and media projects integrating health and art and taking place between March 1 and October 30, 2013. Approved projects will be invited to apply by January 31, 2013.
Letters of Inquiry and the Cover Sheet may be emailed to: email@example.com, by January 18, 2013 at 5 p.m. PST. This is the preferred method of submission. Letters of Inquiry and the Cover Sheet may also be mailed and must be postmarked by January 18, 2013 to the following address:
Native Arts and Cultures Foundation
2013 Bridge Initiative: Art + Health
Attn: Reuben Roqueni, Program Director
1009 Officers Row
Vancouver, WA 98661
Detailed information about the program can be found on the NACF website or you may request more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF) is a 501c3 philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. In two years of granting, NACF has awarded $984,000 in grants to 60 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and organizations in 25 states. To learn more about NACF, visit www.nacf.us and sign up for a free e-newsletter.