Western Arts Alliance
Deadline: 5/4/2021, 5 PM

Western Arts Alliance (WAA)’s Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program announces a call for US-based Indigenous performing artists to apply for the 2021 AIP Native Launchpad Award.

Native Launchpad provides US-based Indigenous artists with tools and resources needed to further their careers and introduce them to the world of arts presenting and management. Native Launchpad helps create opportunity and sustainability for individual Native artists through financial support, professional development opportunities, strategic promotions and networking. Each awardee will receive direct financial and travel support, mentoring/coaching, professional development and promotional benefits, valued at $40,000, over three years.

Four (4) Native Launchpad Artists will be selected by a panel of Indigenous performing arts professionals from across the country. In addition, a cohort of up to five (5) AIP Fellows will be invited to access professional development and networking resources through the program. All awards are contingent upon the AIP program being fully funded for Fiscal Year 2022.

Native Launchpad and the Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP) program are made possible by a lead grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Click here to learn more and to apply.