Bill Holm Center Grants

Photo: Richard Brown Photography
Photo: Richard Brown Photography

Connections to Culture

The Bill Holm Center offers research grants for Native artists and other researchers, as well as University of Washington graduate students, who are interested in Northwest Native Art and would like to work with the Burke Museum's Contemporary Culture collections in order to expand their artistic and cultural knowledge. Applications are reviewed by the Bill Holm Center advisory board and awarded once a year. 

Grant Opportunities

The Bill Holm Center now only offers our foundational grant, the Visiting Researcher Grant

The updated Visiting Researcher Grant requires only one application form and includes options to supplement the research experience with accompanying researchers, public demonstrations in the Burke Museum’s artist studio, and/or onsite artist workshops. Visiting Researcher Grants are awarded for a period of 1-3 days of research time, 2 travel days, and any additional days needed for demonstrations or workshops. 

Grant award includes funding to cover meals, transportation, and lodging. Applicants may also apply for additional funding for:

  • Travel for additional mentors, apprentices, elders, and colleagues
  • Hourly compensation for demonstrations in the Artist Studio
  • Onsite collections-based workshop supplies and artist fees

Virtual collections access before/after in-person visits are also available.

Applications for the Visiting Researcher Grant will open October 22, 2021.


Questions?

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Support the Bill Holm Center

The work of the Bill Holm Center is made possible by the generous support of individuals and foundations passionate about fostering appreciation and understanding of Northwest Native art. 

Photo: Richard Brown Photography
Photo: Richard Brown Photography