Published July 23, 2017
SANTA FE – The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is proud to announce that The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has funded $50,000 to MoCNA for its 2017-2018 Social Engagement Art Residency.
MoCNA is breaking new ground in the Native American art field in developing this practice and understanding its potential within Indian Country. Through this residency and its many other programs, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is acknowledged as a leader and an innovator in cutting-edge art practice. For the past three years, MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art Residency was funded by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) through the Artist Leadership Program for Museums and Cultural Institutions. This partnership offered the flexibility to mold a program based on Native artist leadership that met the objectives of the Smithsonian while supporting MoCNA’s goals in terms of activating contemporary Native artist leadership, capacity and community building and the Native American Fine Art Movement.
“We are delighted that MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art residency has been awarded $50,000 from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. This grant recognizes the impact and significance of this program and allows us to continue to extend our reach to Native artists and to the field of contemporary art,” remarked IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Director Patsy Phillips (Cherokee).
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