Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Calls for Entry

Calls for Entry, Grants, Fellowships, and Other Opportunities

Listed by deadline

January 2016

SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market
Santa Fe, NM | Art Market | Early deadline: January 29, 11:59 pm, Late deadline: February 5
Annual art market open to members of US and Canadian federally recognized tribes. All artists—tenured, juried, non-juried—are required to submit three images this year | swaia.orgonline application

April 2016

Trail of Tears Art Show
Park Hill, OK | Juried Art Show | Deadline: April 1
Annual art open to members of US federally recognized tribes, at the Cherokee Heritage Center |

May 2016

Red Cloud Indian Art Show
Pine Ridge, SD | Art Show | Deadline: May 6
47th annual art show open to members of US and Canadian federally recognized tribes. Running from June 7–August 14. $7,000 in prizes, free to enter, 24 different categories at the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School, 100 Mission Dr. |

June 2016

NMAI Artist Leadership Program
Washington, DC and Suitland, MD | Research Fellowship
Individual Indigenous artists research, document, and network in Washington, DC, then share a public presentation or event with their community. The program has two tracks: Youth Public Art and Artist’s Community Workshop. Selected artists will be travel to in Washington, DC, from November 30 through December 11, 2015. Artists’ community projects should be completed before September 2016. Indigenous artists of the Western Hemisphere or Hawai’i who are recognized by their community and who can demonstrate significant artistic accomplishments are eligible | link

August 2016

Cherokee Homecoming Art Show
Park Hill, OK | Art Show
Annual competitive, juried art show. Open to any members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee Nation, and United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians. $10 entry fee per image | link

August 2016

Haskell Indian Art Market
Lawrence, KS | Art Fair
Deadline: August
Open to any members of US federally recognized tribes. Booth fee is $175. Market is September 12 and 13 | link

Heard Museum Guild Fair & Market
Phoenix, AZ | Art Fair
Deadline: August (postmark) | late applications: September
Open to members of US federally recognized and state-recognized tribes. Application fee is $25. Late application fee is an additional $75 | link

September 2015

NMAI Native Art Market
New York, NY,  and Washington, DC | Art Fair
Deadline: September 4, 2014
Two separate art markets held over December 5 and 6 at both NMAI locations. Online applications only. US vendors must be enrolled in a federally or state-recognized tribe. Registration fee $200 | link

Rolling Deadlines

New England Foundation for the Arts
Boston, MA | Grants
National Native Artists Exchange Grant, for any Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian artist residing in the United States, up to $1500 | link
Native Arts New England Grant, for any Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian artist residing in the six New England states | link
Grants for presenters and programs | link

Event Submission

To submit a call for entry, send an email indicating if the call is for visual arts or literature, who is eligible to enter, what is the deadline, what is your contact information, if there is an entry fee, as well as title, dates, venue name, address, and your contact information.