Connections to Culture grants
These grants include 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, lodging, and an honorarium.
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 are reviewed by the Bill Holm Center advisory board and awarded once a year.
Applications for Connections to Culture grants are open!
Reinstallation of Permanent Galleries of Native American and/or American Art — Working with Artists and Communities
January 25–27, 2024
Apply for a gathering of experienced and emerging curators for a 3-day workshop at the Burke Museum (University of Washington, Seattle) to discuss your challenges, hear about the experiences of other curators, and brainstorm together on best practices in our field. The Curatorial Workshop will provide a forum for curators of Native American and First Nations art collections to discuss issues of ethical exhibition practices, protocols of care, access, and collaboration. This will be a seminar-style workshop for participants to bring their understanding of Indigenous artistic and cultural heritage for professional development and continued curatorial training.
Applications for this curatorial workshop are now closed.
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.