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NMAI - Artist Leadership Proposal Deadline May 4

Of interest to some, perhaps. - Lorraine

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) invites
community-based artists of the Americas and Hawai`i to apply to the
Artist Leadership Program (ALP) for Individual Artists. Museums, arts
organizations, and cultural institutions in the U. S. and Canada are
invited to apply to the ALP’s organization track.

The ALP is an incredible personal and artistic experience that
reconnects artists to indigenous cultural materials for inspiration
and discovery, and to challenge personal boundaries. ALP artists have
access to more than 800,000 objects, photographs, and paper archives
in the NMAI’s collections at the Cultural Resources Center and the
museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

ALP artists return home empowered with new insights, skills, and
techniques to share in community workshops and public arts programs.
The ALP seeks to inspire artistic practice and creativity, mentor
young people through pride in learning about their cultural and
artistic heritage, and reflect the fact that indigenous arts hold
value and knowledge and offer communities a means for healing and new
ways to exchange cultural

Both indigenous artists and Native museums and cultural arts
organizations are welcome to apply to the NMAI Artist Leadership

For detailed program and to apply online, please visit
our online application

ALP applications are due Monday, May 4, 2015, at 5:00 pm ET.