Joseph will use his fellowship grant to begin selling his photography work online and increase his sales both locally and regionally. Through the purchase of new camera equipment he will enable him to create images of nature local to Minnesota Region.
Beadwork, mixed media, sculpture
Todd is focusing on marketing in 2012 through the purchase of a high quality printer for printed designs, a digital camera to document his work, laptop/software for the design of new work and booth panels for a professional looking presentation at art shows.
Frank, the founding member of Nake Nula Waun a rap/hip-hop band, plans to upgrade his home studio for a more professional and polished sound quality. A publicist will help with both national and international promotion of Nake Nula Waun's third album and a possible solo album for Frank.
Wade, an accomplished musician/performer will concentrate on sustainability through promotion/marketing. He will upgrade his current equipment to ensure higher quality music and video production, marketing design and web networking. Wade will be heavily promoting his music through interviews and live radio performances in 2012.
Two Dimensional Mixed Media
Robert plans to bring his artwork to a larger audience and increase sales through advertising with nationally recognized publications and websites as well as entering art shows and festivals outside of Wyoming where he currently lives.
Pottery, Cornhusk, Wood Sculpture
Ken will use his fellowship to attend three national/regional art shows. Through the purchase of new booth materials, he will exhibit a professional, quality display. Upgrades to his existing business equipment (laptop/software/digital camera) will enable him to create banners, business cards and a website in the future.
Writing, Video, Music
Gyasi is working on a film project based upon a story in his book, "Don't Know Much About Indians". He will purchase a dedicated laptop for the project as well as a professional digital camera. He has an extensive mail campaign complete with holiday cards that will promote the book, website and videos.
Pen, Pencil, Acrylic and Watercolor
Sondra will complete 2 Northwest Coast Native Art instruction books:
Formline Art Made Easy
Shoe design stencil book (actual title TBD) These books will create an accessible and easy way for teachers and cultural educators to present this historical, mathematical and intricate art form to students of any age.