Innovative Thinking in Native American Arts with the School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is a non-profit organization in Santa Fe, New Mexico. SAR focuses on furthering creativity and innovative thinking in Native American arts and the social sciences with a particular focus on anthropology, archaeology, and Latino Studies.

SAR is home to the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), with nearly 12,000 works spanning from the sixth century to the present, the IARC is one of the nation’s most important Southwest Native American art research collections.

SAR offers its full spring and summer of public programs including the continuation of their 2019/2020 Creative Thought Forum series.

One of their upcoming events include Creative Thought Forum Lecture // Chaco Landscapes: Sensory and Political Engagements with Place with Ruth Van Dyke at the St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. Read the Entire Article


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Salem Graphic Artist Wins State Grant To Sustain Work

"We had been living off savings for awhile and I just happened to see the post," says Salem, Ore., artist Jane Malone. "I thought, yes I'm an artist and I'm resilient, so I threw my hat...more

Community Foundation Awards Nearly $300,000 To 61 Arts Nonprofits
Foundation: Rochester Area Community Foundation

The New York State Council on the Arts has awarded $296,730 in grants to 61 nonprofit and public organizations in the Rochester area, WHEC reports. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, the...more

DeKalb County Community Foundation Awards $127,506 to Support Music Education
Foundation: DeKalb County Community Foundation

The Wurlitzer Co., one of the largest makers of musical instruments in the US, once had a primary manufacturing location in DeKalb, Ill. Now the DeKalb County Community Foundation, which was...more

Palm Beach County Arts Organizations Look To Broaden Cultural Reach

"We are competing with beaches and palm trees," says Sofia Vollmer Maduro, the director of programs at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, Fla., after a "Shark Tank-like" event where cultural...more

Lincolnite Club Inc. Receives Grant From BBCF Community Awards
Foundation: Black Belt Community Foundation

During the most recent awards event hosted by the Black Belt Community Foundation on June 11, a total of 69 different community organizations were given financial assistance. The Lincolnite Club Inc....more

20 Grants Awarded To Young Ohioians
Foundation: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio

When Cara Dingus Brook took over as president and CEO of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio in 2015, she made a promise: "At FAO, we have long known there is no greater investment we could make than...more

Getty Grants $1.3M To Projects That “Unlock Paper's Material Secrets”

These grants celebrate the resourcefulness of graphic arts curators who are focusing on hidden gems and neglected artists within their institutions' own walls that can resonate with today's museum...more

San Diego Foundation Awards $12.3M To 90 Nonprofits For Summer Learning Program
Foundation: San Diego Foundation

"Every child deserves a summer of learning and joy." That's the message from the president of the San Diego Unified Board of Education after the San Diego Foundation awarded $12.3 million in grants...more

PG Community Foundation Awards $138-thousand In Grants

The town of Prince George, British Columbia, is getting a boost from a not-for-profit foundation that's been around for more than two decades. The Prince George Community Foundation has given more...more

Community Foundation Launches 'TogetherATL' To Tackle Equity Issues
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

"We are a region of contrasts," Frank Fernandez, president and CEO of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "A region that has a lot of great...more






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