The Brea Foley Art Program was created to provide Indigenous youth artists with greater access to the arts. The Brea Foley Art Program aims to rebuild cultural self-confidence, challenge personal boundaries, and foster cultural continuity while reflecting artistic diversity.
Soul of Nations wants to show the world that our nation’s first people are still here and thriving in the best ways possible. What better way to validate contemporary Native life and strength than through the arts? Soul of Nations believes that art is a universal language that carries the story of honesty, history, and belonging.
This summer, select student artists will have the opportunity to: travel to New York City to be celebrated at a special reception event held at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of the American Indian; participate in an artist residency project at New York University Tisch School of the Arts; and exhibit their artwork at ‘form & concept’ during Santa Fe Indian Market.
The Brea Foley Art Program is open to students artists, ages 15-18 who reside on Indian Reservations. The artists listed below have been awarded as Brea Foley Art Program Finalists.