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Bill Holm Center Grants

Grant Offerings

Museum Research Grants for visiting artists and researchers
The Museum Research Grants for visiting artists and researchers is intended to give non-University of Washington artists and other researchers access to the historical collections at the Burke for research on art from the Pacific Northwest region (Alaska, British Columbia, Washington State, and Oregon). Proposals from artists and researchers whose projects would benefit from the study of the Burke Museum’s Ethnology collection, including paper and photographic archives (and other UW resources), are particularly encouraged.

Browse a selection of objects in the Northwest Coast and Plateau collections, search baskets, or search all objects in the Burke Museum Ethnology collection.

Collections-Based Workshops Grants
The Collections-Based Workshops Grants are intended to provide funds for artists, communities, or arts organizations to host workshops onsite at the Burke Museum with the option of a follow-up workshop offsite at a local community. These grants support projects that involve or benefit the community and address understanding and creation of Native arts. Workshops must relate to the Indigenous arts of the greater Pacific Northwest (Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Idaho, Oregon).

Graduate Fellowship
We encourage University of Washington graduate students to apply for the Bill Holm Center Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship will fund UW graduate students doing research and writing on Native art of the Pacific Northwest region.

These grants are funded in part by:

Connections to Culture

We are pleased to announce Connections to Culture, a new program of the Bill Holm Center funded by a three-year grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation. Connections to Culture will significantly increase the Bill Holm Center's capacity to support artists and arts organizations. Our current initiative is to focus on artists that live in Oregon and Washington but we welcome applications for research on and workshops related to the Indigenous art of the greater Pacific Northwest (Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon).


How to Apply

Bill Holm Center Grant Opportunities

The Connections to Culture: Resources for Native Art and Artists grant applications are now closed.

Our Grant Recipients 

Visiting Research Grant Recipients
Graduate Fellowship Recipients