“Studying like this is an extension of our apprenticeship with our ancestors.”
Evelyn Vanderhoop (Haida)
The Bill Holm Center offers research grants to Native artists and other researchers as well as University of Washington graduate students who are interested in Northwest Native Art.
Applications are reviewed by the Bill Holm Center advisory board and awarded once a year.
Connections to Culture grants
Applications for Connections to Culture grants are now open! Download grant info pdf.
Applications for the Curatorial Workshop are now closed.
Funds for prep and public demonstration of art practice in the Burke Museum's Artist Studio
Funds for artists, communities, or arts organizations to host workshops onsite at the Burke Museum.
Funds for artists/researchers to travel to the Burke Museum to study collections.
Search the Collections
The Bill Holm Center is part of the Heritage: Arts & Cultures Department at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Arts & Cultures
Search or browse for Pacific Northwest Native art at the Burke through the Arts & Cultures Database. Photographs of most cultural objects and over 5,000 photos from our archive collections are accessible online.
Archaeological artifacts and records are available by filtering for "Archaeology" in the Burke Museum Collections Database.
BHC News & Updates
Stay informed about grant application openings, news and other periodic email updates from the Bill Holm Center.
About the Bill Holm Center
The Burke Museum established the Bill Holm Center in 2003. The Center honors Bill Holm’s remarkable career and continues his legacy of sharing the resources of the Burke Museum with people and communities across the globe.
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.
The Bill Holm Center offers research grants to Native artists and other researchers as well as University of Washington graduate students who are interested in Northwest Native Art. Applications are reviewed by the Bill Holm Center advisory board and awarded once a year.
Opportunities to demonstrate your art practice and share with the public in the Burke Museum’s Artist Studio.
Funds for artists/researchers to travel to the Burke Museum and study the Arts & Cultures collections.
Supports artists, communities, or arts organizations in hosting workshops onsite at the Burke Museum.