We encourage artists and researchers who are not students at the University of Washington to apply for a Bill Holm Center Research Grant by April 20, 2012. This fellowship will fund researchers whose projects would benefit from the study of the Burke Museum's Ethnology collection, including paper and photographic archives. Projects need not be focused solely on Burke collections, as long as they are within the field of Northwest Coast art.
We encourage University of Washington graduate students to apply for the Bill Holm Center Graduate Fellowship by April 20, 2012. This fellowship will fund UW graduate students doing research and writing on Native art of the Pacific Northwest Coast.
PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS
Past Bill Holm Center Graduate Fellowship Recipients
Past Bill Holm Center Visiting Research Grant Recipients
2011 BILL HOLM CENTER VISITING RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS
Frank Kodras, a beadwork researcher from Toronto, Ontario, received a Bill Holm Center Visiting Research grant from October 10-14, 2011, to examine the Burke Museumâ€™s beadwork collection. Frank met with Bill Holm Center Board Member Dr. Kate Duncan, to discuss differences in tribal styles of beadwork, the focus of his research.
Kay Parker, an accomplished weaver from Juneau Alaska received a Bill Holm Center Visiting Research grant to examine the naaxiin (Chilkat) tunic in the Burke Museum collection, September 14-15, 2011. After studying with Cheryl Samuel and examining the tunics in the Alaska State Museumâ€™s collection in 2003, she wove seven tunics and vests, and taught four other weavers how to make them. A Rasmussen Foundation grant allowed her to study the tunics in the Denver Art Museum and Portland Art Museum before visiting the Burke Museum.
2011/12 BILL HOLM CENTER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS
Yve Chavez received a Bill Holm Center Research Fellowship for Winter Quarter 2012 to begin writing her masterâ€™s thesis entitled â€œCalifornia â€˜Missionâ€™ Indian Basket Weaving: Re-inventing and Revitalizing Tradition,â€ based on research conducted in California last summer. This fellowship allowed her to attend the Native American Art Studies Association conference in Ottawa in October.
Maria Larsen received a Bill Holm Center Research Fellowship during Fall Quarter 2011 to complete the research for her masterâ€™s thesis that will trace the changing responses to Christinity as reflected in Northwest Coast Native art from the late 19th through the 21st centuries. This fellowship allowed her to attend the Native American Art Studies Association conference in Ottawa in October with fellow graduate students.