Kawika Lum, hulu (featherwork) artist, was a PA'I Artist-in-Residence in 2017

Native Artist Residencies (NAR) is an artist-in-residence program which puts First Peoples at the center of their art-making by creating residencies in settings that support Indigenous artists’ cultural and artistic values, and offer an ideal creative environment for their work. In 2019, NAR will match Indigenous artists with selected artist communities that wish to host Native artists and help NAR develop best practices for serving their needs. These pilot partner residencies will test principles of cultural exchange, Native community engagement, relationship-building and educational consultancy services to build a model for successful Indigenous artist residencies nationwide. 

Native artists ... Complete this survey to be considered for a residency.

Native Artist Residencies operates as a program of PA'I Foundation, and is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Questions? Contact Ed Bourgeois, program manager at ebourgeois@westarts.org

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