Here is our Continuing Education Course list for this semester if you are interested.
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Mission: IAIA Alumni Mission Statement: To empower and provide support by engaging alumni in the interest of sustaining and promoting the growth and development of the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Here is our Continuing Education Course list for this semester if you are interested.
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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces Open Call for Social Change and Emerging Artist Support Programs.
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) is pleased to announce its open call for two new award programs. After a year of strategic planning and working closely with our network of artists, grantees and stakeholders, NACF moves into its second decade with SHIFT, a two-year program designed to support artist and community-driven projects responding to social, environmental or economic justice issues through a Native lens. NACF is also launching LIFT, a one-year award and early career support program for emerging Native artists to develop and realize new projects.
NACF is now accepting Letters of Interest for the SHIFT–Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program. SHIFT is a two-year award that includes financial resources, professional development, artist/stakeholder convening, cross-sector collaboration, evaluation, exhibiting and presenting opportunities for Native artists, cultural practitioners, and community partners. The program’s focus is to bring attention to Native communities to shift a national narrative of invisibility, misunderstanding and misappropriation. SHIFT will provide invaluable resources for project development, production and presentation for artists and their collaborators.
Eligible Letters of Interest must include both a Native artist applicant (individual or an artist collective) and a partner organization/co-applicant working in dance/choreography, fiction/poetry writing, film/video, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater and screenplay writing, traditional arts, or 2D + 3D visual arts. Artist applicant must be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation, or of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Partner organization/co-applicants must be a US-based non-profit organization, for-profit business, or tribal agency working in collaboration with Native artists or Native artist collectives. We encourage artists to apply who: have experience developing projects focused on engaging communities and the public to address community issues; build upon community cultural assets; and partner with organizations to develop and present the work.
SHIFT is a monetary award totaling $100,000 for two years, with $50,000 of the award earmarked for the lead artist or artist collective. Up to ten projects will be selected to receive SHIFT awards.
For a full description of the award, eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/NACF-shift.
The deadline to submit the online Letter of Interest form for SHIFT is Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.
NACF is also accepting applications for the LIFT–Early Career Support for Native Artists program. LIFT will provide one-year awards for early-career Native artists to develop and realize new projects. The program’s focus is to provide financial support and professional development to artists whose work aims to uplift communities and advance positive social change.
Eligible applicants must be individual Native artists working in dance/choreography, fiction/poetry writing, film/video, multi-disciplinary arts, music, performance art, theater and screenplay writing, traditional arts, or 2D + 3D visual arts. Artist applicant must be an enrolled member or citizen of a federally-recognized or state-recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native corporation, or of Native Hawaiian ancestry. We encourage artists to apply who are shaping their practices and for whom the award may serve as a launching point in their career.
LIFT is a monetary award of $10,000 for a proposed project with $2,500 earmarked for the artist’s benefit and wellbeing. Up to twenty artists will be selected to receive LIFT awards.
For a full description of the award, eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/NACF-lift.
The deadline to submit the online application form for LIFT is Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.
To learn more about the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation visit www.nativeartsandcultures.org
Congratulations to our IAIA Alumni - Kelly Church, Lorraine Gala Lews, and Kevin E. Locke, and to all the other artists.
First Peoples Fund Announces 2021 Awards to Culture Bearers and Native Artist Entrepreneurs - https://mailchi.mp/95be41424663/first-peoples-fund-announces-2021-awards-to-culture-bearers-and-native-artist-entrepreneurs
Check out this article written by MFA Alumni and Student Council Member George Cramer on Alumni Cristosto Apache.
"It is fascinating to me to examine the interaction of language and the mapped direction the language interaction takes me, which resembles the action of “unfolding” or “uncovering."
Mescalero / Chiricahua Apache and Diné Navajo from New Mexico. Crisosto Apache is an alumnus from Insitute of American Indian Arts (AFA 1992 / MFA 2015) and Metropolitan State University of Denver (BA, 2013) for English and Creative Writing. His work also includes Native LGBTQI / ‘two spirit’ a...
For those who might be interested in this webinar. It's not just for students but also or those who may be interested in the Hiring Process for Federal Employment.
OFCCP’s HBCU, HSI and TCU Student Webinar Applying for Federal Employment
Hosted by the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region OFCCP and OASAM
Do you have an interest in starting a career in the Federal Government? Please join us on January 27, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m. Central Time to learn about the federal hiring process. The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration & Management (OASAM) will share information on the following:
• How to Prepare a Federal Resume • Navigating USAJobs Website • How to Apply for a Federal Job
We welcome Students and University Staff to participate in this webinar. SPACE IS LIMITED! Guarantee your spot by registering today.
If you have any questions or need webinar accommodations, please contact Allen Boyd at [email protected] or Monica Hoflich at [email protected].
IAIA Graduate Del Curfman (Crow Nation of Montana) '17 discusses his time at IAIA as well as his art on this KSFR podcast.
Wake Up Call's MK Mendoza speaks with former IAIA Graduate and rising star in the artworld, up and coming Native American Artist Del Curfman. They discuss
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Duel Enrollment Faculty Nancy Jobe, bringing the Christmas cheer with her painting and prints available. You can find her website on our IAIA Virtual Holiday Market page at
Oglala Lakhota artist, Mikayla Patton was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation near the Paha Sapa (Black Hills) of South Dakota. She works in the realms of printmaking and paper making incorporating other materials as her work moves. The roots of her Lakota lineage are found throughout the ways she thinks, creates, views, and navigates her artistic pathway.
In 2019, Patton received her Bachelors of Fine Art in printmaking from the Institute of American Indian. Her work has been in groups exhibitions across the nation and in Bristol UK. The multimedia artist’s first solo show opened on August 28 of this year at the Hecho A Mano in Santa Fe N.M. Patton is also a 2020 First Peoples Fund fellow and the Indian Arts Research Center fellow alum. Currently, Patton is based in Roswell New Mexico through the RAIR Foundation as a fellow and where she will reside for the next year.
You can find her website on our IAIA Virtual Market page along with others at
Monica comes from the Pueblos of San Felipe and Santo Domingo; she is a third generation Silversmith and fifth Generation Traditional potter. Being from two of the most culturally traditional pueblos, she has worked to develop her own style in both mediums; her
silver work is composed primarily of contemporary designs that reflect the designs learned from family teachings, and the pottery Monica creates is traditional from the collection of earth materials to her extremely primitive style of firing. While Monica works in both mediums most of her focus has been concentrated on pottery, she has spent time refining her technique and has
developed her own style that is a bi-chrome red to black transition done during the firing process. This process has led to several achievements including a Emerging artist of the year award and
being included as one of seven traditional potters left in San Felipe Pueblo.
You can find more artists like Monica at IAIA's Virtual Market Place at https://iaia.edu/philanthropy/market-place/
This is a notice for all of Indian Country from the NIH:
Tune in! Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. ET, NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director Dr. David Wilson will be addressing important questions about COVID-19 research and vaccines from a Tribal perspective during a live Q&A on NIH’s Facebook and Twitter profiles. Dr. Wilson will be asking Dr. Fauci some of the most common questions he’s heard from AI/AN communities.
You are welcome to share posts from THRO’s Facebook profile, as well as NIH’s Facebook or Twitter profiles. Attached you’ll find a shareable graphic for Facebook/Twitter and Instagram. After this event, which will be recorded and archived for viewing, we plan to make an audio file available that could air on Tribal radio stations and other outlets to help reach as many American Indians and Alaska Natives as possible.
(For Posting Today) Join @nih.gov on 12/15 at 2 p.m. ET for a live event with @niaid.nih Director Dr. Anthony Fauci and @NIHTribalHealth Director Dr. David Wilson as they address important questions surrounding #COVID19 research, clinical trials, and vaccines within American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
(For Posting Tomorrow) Tune in LIVE TODAY 12/15 at 2 p.m. ET when @NIHTribalHealth Director Dr. David Wilson asks @niaid.nih Director Dr. Anthony Fauci important questions about #COVID19 research and #vaccines from an American Indian and Alaska Native perspective.
(For Posting Today) Join @NIH live on 12/15 at 2 p.m. ET for a chat with @NIAIDNews Director Dr. Anthony Fauci & #NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director Dr. David Wilson about the importance of #COVID19 research, clinical trials & vaccines within American Indian & Alaska Native communities.
(For Posting Tomorrow) LIVE TODAY at 2 p.m. ET: Hear @NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director Dr. David Wilson ask @NIAIDNews Director Dr. Anthony Fauci important questions about #COVID19 research and #vaccines from an #AIAN perspective.
American Indians & Alaska Natives are disproportionately affected by #COVID19. Tune in live to @nihgov’s Facebook or Twitter profile on 12/15 at 2 p.m. ET to hear @NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci & NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director Dr. David Wilson answer important questions for Tribal communities about COVID-19 research & vaccines.
#NIH #coronavirus #clinicialtrial #vaccineresearch #science #publichealth #AIAN #AlaskaNative #AmericanIndian #NativeAmerican
Avis Charley (Spirit Lake Dakota/ Diné), IAIA Alumni, is a mother and an artist. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Charley is a painter and a ledger artist using color pencils on antique documents. She enjoys depicting Native empowerment using the female form as her main subject. Charley relishes bringing attention to and celebrating the evolution of the Native identity, from the pre-reservation period to the present day, from ancestral homelands to city life. Charley is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts.
You can find Avis's Website along with others at IAIA's Virtual Holiday Market at https://iaia.edu/philanthropy/market-place/.
Staff Member of IAIA Darby Raymond-Overstreet a member of a collaborative effort by a group of Native American/Indigenous Women who love to bead called Just Beaded Things. Everything on their page is handmade by this collaboration of women.
You can find their page at our IAIA's Virtual Holiday Market at https://iaia.edu/philanthropy/market-place/.
Native Curator, founded by IAIA Alumni Karl Duncan has a selection of designs to support Native values and traditions on contemporary fashion. As they continue to create more designs that are inspired by life and community. You can find link to Native Curator at the IAIA Virtual market at https://iaia.edu/philanthropy/market-place/ Along with other IAIA Artists.
IAIA Staff Member Melanie Kirby is a Tigua and Apache mestiza tribal member from Tortugas Pueblo in southern NM Co-founder of Zia QueenBee Co. established in 2005. A family-run and operated farm. Co-founder Mark Spitzig is originally from Michigan. Both tend the bees in the field and coordinate research projects. Their children, Buzz & Blossom help to sell products online and at area farmer markets and feast days. They own no land and thus, collaborate with their neighbors, organizations, institutions, and communities.
You can find other artists at our IAIA Virtual Holiday Market at
Handmade Paper Arts & Crafts by Essi Ramirez, IAIA Student in our Museum Studies Certificate Program sharing her one of a Kind Paper Stationery Since 2006, Made in Chicago. Always Made with Love.
You can find other artists at our IAIA Virtual Holiday Market at
Awesome article on Chris Pappan IAIA Alumni.
By blending a lowbrow style and the use of ledger art, Kanza artist Chris Pappan uses his art to undo the erasure of Native peoples' histories and identities.
IAIA Alumni make the list of 5 Natives Americans Artist you should know. Congratulations to Frank Buffalo Hyde.
November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to appreciate the achievements and contributions of Native American peoples across the United States. In honor of this month, here are five Native American artists whose work provides a glimpse into the beauty and diversity of Indigenous cu...
Take a look at Peterson Yazzie as he walks you through a water painting. You may find more of his works at the IAIA Virtual Holiday Market at https://iaia.edu/philanthropy/market-place/ along with other IAIA Artists.
Peterson Yazzie, Contemporary Native Artist "Pals", Watercolor on paper. 2020 This video shows a watercolor painting from start to finish. I find watercolor ...
Local IAIA Artists Please look into this opportunity.
Poeh Cultual Center is awarding over $32,500 in emergency relief grants, providing funds to local Native Artists who have lost income as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
Closed when funds are depleted
Native Artists residing in New Mexico
Age 21 years and older
Coronavirus Impact Statement required
Round II only available for Artists not funded in Round I
Funded in part by the First Nations Development Institute, McCune Foundation, NDN Collective and the Poeh Cultural Center.
Find resources and support for Native artists and community. Grants, Training and Marketplace.
As part of #givingtuesday IAIA is focusing on scholarships. As Alumni, we all understand the importance of scholarships, and how much that helped us pave the way for our education. If you wish to contribute to #givingtuesday please consider giving to the IAIA Scholarship fund for our future artists.
This #GivingTuesday, you can give the gift of peace of mind to an Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) student by making a donation to the IAIA Scholarship Fund. The IAIA Scholarship Fund helps to reduce the financial burden of school, giving students the opportunity to focus more on their studies and less on how they will pay for it. Currently, over 85% of IAIA students receive some form of financial aid, and these students stay in school at twice the rate as students who do not receive financial support. Scholarships truly are vital to many of our students who may otherwise have to forgo a college education, and with your incredible generosity, we can continue to provide this invaluable resource to IAIA students.
To make a donation, visit https://iaia.wufoo.com/forms/institute-of-american-indian-arts-iaia-donations/.
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