Native Arts Enrichment and Expansion

2020-2023

About The Program

The Native Arts Enrichment and Expansion program purposes to enrich, enhance, and expand traditional and contemporary Native arts knowledge and skills at tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) and the communities that they serve. Grants provide the opportunity at TCUs for the transfer of intergenerational artistic skills and cultural knowledge. TCUs are cultural hubs for their respective communities and will provide the opportunity for students and community members to learn and expand their knowledge of traditional and contemporary Native arts through instruction from master artists and apprentices.

Native Arts and Culture Preservation Blogs

Articles and success from the College Fund programs team.

A Time for Change and Innovation – Native Arts and Distance Learning  

A Time for Change and Innovation – Native Arts and Distance Learning  

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) transitioned from holding in-person classes and community events to closing their campuses, instead offering academic courses online or through distance learning. Community programming and events were canceled or postponed, greatly impacting TCUs, students, and the communities they serve.  

To help TCUs during the transition, seven TCUs were awarded Distance Learning Grants. Each had a different approach on how they would continue to provide Native Arts programming while keeping their students and community members safe. Each explored how they were going to bring people together while keeping them safely apart.  

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