Graduate Funding Information Service

July 22, 2019

First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital Fellowship

Application Deadline: August 31, 2019

Through First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital Fellowship Program, culture bearers in tribal communities receive financial and technical support to further their important work. Artists in First Peoples Fund’s Cultural Capital fellowship strengthen the Collective Spirit® — which manifests self-awareness and a sense of responsibility to sustain the cultural fabric of a community. Throughout this one-year program, fellows are offered tools, resources and capital to build on their own one-of-a-kind cultural contributions while also uncovering previously unrealized cultural potential.

Fellows will be required to attend a multi-day convening with the other artists and culture bearers selected for their fellowship year. With over 50 Cultural Capital artist alumni, grant recipients have access to a large network of artists on the local and national levels. Eligible artists receive individualized technical assistance and professional development guidance, as well as up to $5,000 in working capital funds to offer artists an opportunity to delve deeper into their art – sharing their artistry with all who want to learn.


Applicants 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.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.