The goal of the program is to create opportunities for Native artists to use collections and library resources in order to enhance their artwork and engage their community.
Selected artists will receive a $25,000 stipend, plus additional money for travel.
Applicants must reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, or South Dakota.
Selected artists do not need to be enrolled with a federally recognized tribe, but mush be recognized within community.
Open to artists practicing traditional art, especially those emphasizing in regional traditions such as quillwork, beadwork, birchbark applique, and utilitarian arts.