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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 and other museums 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.

Workshop/Community Art Project Grant

The Workshop/ Community Arts Grant Program is intended to provide funds for artists, communities or arts organizations to host workshops or community art projects. This grant supports projects that involve or benefit the community and address understanding and creation of Native arts in the Pacific Northwest region (Alaska, British Columbia, Washington State, and 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.


How to Apply

Bill Holm Center Grant Opportunities

The Connections to Culture: Resources for Native Art and Artists grant applications are now closed. Grant applications for research grants and workshop grants to be carried out between July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 will be accepted starting February 1, 2015 and will be due no later than May 1, 2015. For your information, sample grant application forms from last year may be downloaded here:

Workshop and Community Art Project Grant Application Form

Visiting Artist/Researcher Grant Application Process

Our Grant Recipients 

Visiting Research Grant Recipients
Graduate Fellowship Recipients