New Museum Programs
The Connection and Opportunities project has two components:
The purpose of the Connections portion of the project is to encourage high school and college Native students interested in a career in the art by partnering them with mentors and organizations that can make valuable experience available to students by involving them in arts activities. The hope is that they will have a long and successful career in the arts providing a Native perspective throughout their careers while prompting an awareness of Native culture and its rich contributions to the arts.
The purpose of the Opportunities portion of the project is to support Native American artists by providing educational opportunities in the form of scholarships for college students studying visual art, art education or museum studies; supporting native artists and cultural bearers economically through Artist in Residence, One Person Shows and Lecture and Performance series and by granting funds for Continuing Education in the form of workshops, conferences or classes they can increase their artists skills, add to their marketing and sales knowledge and learn how to effectively manage their careers.
Each of the artist programs are slated for artist that must be an enrolled in a federally recognized tribe from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Each program has their own selection criteria or eligibility and funding amount. I can be contacted as well as Hillary to receive the specific applications and the hope is to get them up online soon.
One Person Show
The program provides twelve artists each a one month exhibition, to market and sell, in the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® from January through December, to a portion of the one million visitors we received each year. This exhibition provides time for the artist to connect to the many visitors that only the Crazy Horse Memorial can provide. Artist will be asked to attend the reception held on the first Sunday of the month of the exhibition.
Summer Lecture and Performance Series
Native Artists, historians, cultural bearers and / or performers have the opportunity to share their knowledge and skill with visitors of the Crazy Horse Memorial by offering a one hour lecture or performance. Each Thursday evening from June – August, the program will provide an educational opportunity for visitors to learn and interact with the professional.
The Continuing Education Grants are designed to provide financial support to Native artists committed to improving artistic skill and their careers as artists. This grant provides funds to support artists by providing funding to attend workshops, classes and/or conferences, or for marketing their existing works to reach new geographic or social audiences. Other related ideas and purposes are welcomed.
Artist in Residence
The program provides six artists a one month residency, to market and sell their art, in the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® from May through October, to a portion of the a million or more visitors who visit each year. This residency provides time for the artist to connect to the many visitors that only the Crazy Horse Memorial can provide.