Friday, May 23, 2014

The Museum's Artist Leadership Program Launches a New Collaboration with the Institute of American Indian Arts

Melissa Shaginoff (Chickaloon Village) and Charles Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) are the first participants in a prototype Artist Leadership Program for students at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Image courtesy of NMAI.
Melissa Shaginoff (Chickaloon Village) and Charles Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe) are the first participants in a prototype Artist Leadership Program for students at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Image courtesy of NMAI.

March 27, 2014.
Charles Rencountre (Lower Brule Sioux Tribe), Melissa Shaginoff (Chickaloon Village), and Keevin Lewis (Navajo) have collectively written a reflective post for the National Museum of the American Indian's Blog about a new Artist Leadership Program which has been instituted "for students at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

"The Artist Leadership Program (ALP) of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) aims to rebuild cultural self-confidence, challenge personal boundaries, and foster cultural continuity while reflecting artistic diversity. This year, the museum and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe worked together to develop a prototype program within the ALP for IAIA college students from indigenous communities in the United States. The program's goal is to recognize and promote indigenous artistic leadership and, at the same time, enhance the artistic growth, development, and leadership of emerging student artists and scholars. Selection for the program is coordinated with the IAIA and is based on students’ proposed research, public art projects, academic presentations, digital portfolios, resumes, artist statements, and letters of support from IAIA faculty. Participating students register and receive credit for their independent study experience."

To learn more about the Artist Leadership Program, click here.
To read the full postclick here.
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