Resources for Indian Artists

The Indian Arts and Crafts Board (IACB) Commissioners and staff are deeply aware of the challenges facing Indian artists in the current economic climate, and we will post information about relevant assistance on this webpage as soon as it becomes available. Please see helpful links below.

Federal Assistance Programs & Relief Grants

Disaster Assistance Loans U.S. Small Business Administration

Local Business Assistance U.S. Small Business Administration

CARES Act Resources U.S. Department of the Treasury

Guide to the CARES ACT U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship 

Tribal Resources - Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants

Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations The National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Placemaking Grants  - The National Endowment for the Arts

Other Resouces, Grants, and Assistance Programs

Artist Resources Creative Capital

Support Programs - Poeh Cultural Center

The Grant Plant - Hilary Teachout Grants

NESTClimate Disaster Response Guide for Small Business Owners

Navajo Nation - Artisan Relief Fund

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb FoundationAdolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant

Heard MuseumNative Artists Resource Group

State Resources


Arizona Commission on the Arts

Change Labs/




Arts for Illinois Relief Fund


Native American Artist-in-Residence Program

New Mexico

New Mexico Arts

New England Foundation for the Arts

Grant Programs

New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Council Grant Programs

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Commerce

Native American Artist-in-Residence Program


Oklahoma Arts Council Grants 

South Dakota

Arts South Dakota

Native American Artist-in-Residence Program


Wyoming Arts Council


Please consult your State or local governments, including your State arts council, for additional information and resources.