The Artist Fellows program is made possible with major support from the James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.
Kua`aina Associates, Inc., is an East Bay based non-profit organization that provides capacity building assistance to Indigenous cultural and art organizations, individual artists and produces special art & cultural projects. Kua`aina operates under the belief that working collectively on a project provides an opportunity for a more monumental outcome, thereby contributing to the maintenance and sharing of the life ways of cultural and artistic expression.
Kua`aina Associates’ Vision is to support the continuity of indigenous knowledge and expression through art and cultural practices as a means to evoke a new vision during a new time, thus embracing a universal message of peace, compassion, tolerance and healing.
Kua`aina Associates’ Mission is to perpetuate indigenous cultures and the arts by supporting projects that provide opportunities for emerging indigenous artists and cultural masters in both traditional and contemporary forms through program development, program management and special projects.
Founded in 1970, Galería de la Raza is a non-profit community-based arts organization whose mission is to foster public awareness and appreciation of Chicano/Latino art and serve as a laboratory where artists can both explore contemporary issues in art, culture and civic society, and advance intercultural dialogue. To implement our mission, the Galería supports Latino artists in the visual, literary, media and performing art fields whose works explore new aesthetic possibilities for socially committed art.