2021 Community Spirit Awards
We are pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the 2021 Community Spirit Awards.
Each year, First Peoples Fund honors and celebrates exceptional Native artists and culture bearers across the country through the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. These artists embody their People's cultural assets in their creations and their way of life.
Now more than ever, it is critical that art, culture and ancestral knowledge are passed on from one generation to the next. We want to acknowledge the exceptional culture bearers who have worked selflessly throughout their lives to weave their cultural knowledge and ancestral gifts into their communities.
AWARD AMOUNT: $7,500
NOMINATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm (MT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm (MT)
Nominees must be practicing Native artists who have demonstrated a lifetime of commitment to their art, engaging in their work for at least 10 years, and must be an enrolled member or provide proof of lineal descendancy of a U.S. federally recognized tribe, a state recognized tribe, or be an Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian. The award is open to artists of any medium, from visual to performing to literary, in both traditional and contemporary forms.
3 EASY STEPS TO NOMINATE AN ARTIST
Anyone can nominate a Native artist for the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Awards. Nominators tend to be students, mentees, colleagues, and tribal elders who have recognized these exceptional artists for knowing themselves, honoring others, and sustaining spirit in their own communities.
To nominate an artist, please follow these three easy steps:
Identify an artist who you feel exemplifies the spirit of this award — and contact the artist to confirm their interest in the award.
Briefly write the contributions the artist has made to his or her community. Nominations for 2021 are accepted until July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm (MT).
Application forms are sent to the artist/nominee and nominator after nominations close and fully completed applications are due back to First Peoples Fund together by August 31, 2020 at 5:00 pm (MT).
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