Every quarter we like to shine a spotlight on some of the exciting work and grassroots efforts of our past youth program attendees. If you would like to be featured in the Indigenous Youth Spotlight section of our next quarterly newsletter please email all news to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Indigenous Youth Spotlight.” Submissions with the most promise may be eligible for merit funding or other small awards.
Instructions: Send an email to email@example.com highlighting exciting current events or special projects that you are working on and think are worth sharing with the world. Be sure to include “Indigenous Youth Spotlight” in the email subject line. Updates don’t have any restrictions and all submissions are welcome.
Requirements: Must be a SONF Alumni member or past program attendee
Deadline: None – applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Projects & Initiatives
The Indigenous International: Green Architecture Project in Rwanda presents the opportunity for young Indigenous female artists/architects from the Americas to connect with young Rwandan female artists/architects living in Kigali through a two-week exchange that has virtual and in-person components. The exchange is facilitated through a research residency that will result in one collaborative online and physical exhibition to be open to the public
The Congressional Exhibition Project is an initiative created to display young and emerging Native American contemporary artists in honor of November’s Native American Heritage Month.
In partnership with New York University Tisch School of the Arts, the Native Collegiate Artist Residency is a seven-day project held exclusively for Indigenous high school students ages 15-18 who are interested in furthering their education and careers in fields related to: photography and imaging, film and television, creative writing, or interactive media arts.
Students attending accredited undergraduate and graduate university programs are encouraged to apply for the Indigenous Dream Scholarship. Sub-awards are given students, ages of 15-35, majoring in fields related to business, visual art, health services, and law.
The Institute for Indigenous Progressive Policy is a think tank, operated through the Soul of Nations Foundation, that will provide a platform for young Indigenous voices to lead as a catalyst for conscious thought, inclusive discourse, and policy reform to impact Indigenous nations and communities through youth-led research initiatives that focus on human rights, governance, and environmentalism.
The Indigenous International: Digital Natives Project in Belgium is built around an artistic reflection on the accessibility to technology and the representation of minorities historically — and today — online, explored through the prism of multiculturalism and cultural heritage. Ten Native American students and ten afro-Belgian students from underrepresented communities participate in a seven-month exchange in the United States and in Brussels, Belgium.
Soul Center for the Arts is an art gallery dedicated to exhibiting Indigenous contemporary works and life. This center also facilitates workshops to encourage international art programming for emerging Indigenous artists native to the Western hemisphere.
The Soul of Nations Magazine Creative Writing Program is a pilot initiative, launching in Winter 2020, which is designed to keep young creatives inspired during uncertain times. Creative writers will be invited to submitted articles to the Soul of Nations Magazine’s online and print publication.
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