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 information.
Both indigenous artists and Native museums and cultural arts organizations are welcome to apply to the NMAI Artist Leadership Program.
For detailed program information and to apply online, please visit our online application.
ALP applications are due Monday, June 15, 2015, at 5:00 pm ET.