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The Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art was founded at the Burke Museum in 2003 to continue the legacy of its namesake, who helped establish the Burke as one of the premiere centers for the study of Native arts of the Pacific Northwest Coast.

The Bill Holm Center is a global learning center, which supports Native and public access to the Burke Museum's Native art and artifact collections through research grants, programs, and publications. Our work is made possible by the generous support of individuals and foundations who are passionate about fostering appreciation and understanding of Northwest Native art.

Bill Holm Center Grant Opportunities

We’re excited to announce the Connections to Culture: Resources for Native Art and Artists grant program will allow us to expand the Bill Holm Center grant offerings for both Native and non-Native visiting researchers and artists. Grant applications will be accepted starting in October, 2013 and are due March 1, 2014.