The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF), a national organization, has announced the 2013 winners of its second annual Artist Fellowships awards, including two Alaskan artists and one with deep ties to the state.
The foundation, which describes itself as "a national charity dedicated to the revitalization, appreciation and perpetuation of Native arts and cultures," has awarded 12 American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artist in six different disciplines with fellowship money to put toward their work.
Artists from across the country apply for the foundation's fellowship awards. Applications are reviewed and selected by a panel of experts in the fields applied for. According to NACF, "The $10,000 and $20,000 awards are unrestricted and through the fellowship the artists are provided the opportunity for study, reflection, experimentation, and discovery."
The six categories include dance, film, literature, music, traditional arts, and visual arts. The total allotment of fellowship money awarded to this year's 12 artists comes to $200,000 collectively.
Read more about this year's fellows.