NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTS & THE FIELD OF FOLKLORE
The New England Foundation for the Arts will host "Native American Artists and the Field of Folklore: Exploring Commonalities and New Ideas" at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in
Mashantucket, CT, on April 20-21, 2012. The convening is an opportunity
to gain a greater understanding of the relationship between both
traditional and contemporary Native arts and the field of folklore, and
to explore the intersections between the two.
is a rare opportunity for both Native artists and folklorists,” said
Dawn Spears (Narragansett), Native Arts program manager at NEFA. "Our
goal is to spark dialogue and encourage connection across this group,
where diverse perspectives share a deep mutual interest that has often
convening is planned in collaboration with the Mashantucket Pequot
Museum and Research Center and with Native American and folklorist
advisors. For more details on the event, visit NEFA's website at http://www.nefa.org/events/native_american_artists_field_folklore or contact program manager Dawn Spears at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Native Arts
Native Arts program supports Native American artists and organizations
in New England and nationally through grantmaking and network
development to help Native artists reach broader audiences, connect with
new markets for their work, and gain access to financial resources.
Advised by Native artists and Native Arts professionals, the program
also has Native leadership at both the staff and board levels. NEFA’s
Native Arts program is made possible with lead funding from the Ford
Foundation's Indigenous Knowledge and Expressive Culture program, with
additional funding from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, the
National Endowment for the Arts, and anonymous donors.
About New England Foundation for the Arts
creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the
arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between
artists and communities, and builds the strength, knowledge, and
leadership of the region’s creative sector. NEFA is a nonprofit that
operates with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New
England state arts agencies, and from corporations, foundations and
administers grantmaking programs of regional, national, and
international scope that support the performing arts, public art, and
Native American artists. NEFA also leads projects and initiatives that
range from the analysis of the impact of the creative economy to the
creation of online tools which link and advance the cultural community.
For more information, please visit www.nefa.org or call 617.951.0010.