Through its funding initiatives, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) offers support for Native artists, organizations and communities across the continental 48 states, Alaska and Hawaii. After decades of visioning, NACF is a permanently endowed national philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the revitalization, appreciation, and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures. Through grant making and charitable contribution, NACF works to increase the capacity of Native cultural practices by investing in Native artists and Native communities whose work focuses on cultural stewardship and creative innovation.
NACF focuses on three areas of interest:
1. Support for Individual Native Artists
2. Support for Native Communities
3. Support for the Native Arts and Cultures Field
We celebrate our songs, our stories and those Native artists that cultivate traditional knowledge. We celebrate the land, our languages, our ceremonies, our oceans - these ways of life which uphold our aloha, our traditions, our heritage and our cultures.
We embrace innovation ... the performance artist, the videographer, the painter, the poet - Native artists and culture bearers have always adapted to change, modified their tongue and responded to the environment with a critical eye.
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