Turtle Mountain Tribal Arts Association was recently awarded First Nations Development Institute Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative grant, which is providing funding for TMTAA’s Native American Dance Troop. The Native American Dance Troop is the first of its kind to be established on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation
First Peoples Fund’s Native Arts Economy Building Award
The Turtle Mountain Tribal Arts Association; is honored to have been selected as a new grantee of the Native Arts Economy Building Award in the Amount of $20,000, which will be utilized for a juried art show to be held on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in September 2016. The two-day art show will be held at the Sky Dancer Hotel Event Center. Local artists as well as visiting artists will have the opportunity to submit art pieces to be judge and possibly awarded and also setup a booth to sell their artwork. TMTAA will work closely with First Peoples Fund through the process of putting together a successful art show. The last art show to be held in Belcourt was in 1974. TMTAA plans to make the art show an annual event to coincide with all other activities planned during each year’s tourist season.
North Dakota Council on the Arts/Institutional Grant
Turtle Mountain Art Association is into the 3rd and final year of its Institutional grant awarded by NDCA. The grant has been utilized to cover rental office space and all other cost involved with TMTAA daily operations. NDCA continues to create new opportunities for North Dakota artists and arts organizations.