Monday, July 6, 2009

New Group Formed to Sponsor Native Arts

Finally, a new foundation to support the work of American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native artists has been established, formally opening its doors on April 21, 2009. With an initial $10 million from the Ford Foundation, the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation will be the first permanently endowed national foundation of its kind. And although 10 million is not a lot to spread around to all the deserving artists, it's a step in the right direction. Kudos to the Ford Foundation.
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2 comments:

Karen Walker said...

It's a good start, isn't it?
Karen Walker

The Practical Preserver said...

Maybe this will inspire other foundations to add their own support. Time are tough for the arts.