Funding Native Arts

Empowering the Center of Tribal Life

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 17, No 1 (Spring 2006)

Kathy Becker, Liz Woody, and Craig Jacobson

2005, 48 pages. The Potlatch Fund, 801 Second Avenue, Suite 304, Seattle, WA 98104, 206-624-6076.

Based on a series of talking circles of tribal leaders and funders, this handsome report reviews the history of Native peoples and the role of art in tribal culture, examines the program priorities of funders, and identifies strategies for supporting Native arts and artists. The extensive bibliography is also a valuable tool for grantmakers.