The Northern Plains Summer Art Institute is taking applications for its second annual intensive summer art program through May 1, 2023. The institute will be held June 18-30, 2023.

The Northern Plains Summer Art Institute (NPSAI) is a two-week intensive art program for Native American high school and college students seeking an art education that mixes fundamentals in art and a connection to their cultural identity. Students will spend two weeks with their peers learning from active Native American professionals in multiple disciplines of the art world. As part of the Museum’s Creativity Among Native American Artists Initiative, the program is free for all who attend.

The Northern Plains is home to many Northern Plains and Woodland nations across the Midwest, and out of many of these Nations some of the most prolific artists have emerged. From Oscar Howe (Yanktonai Dakota), Robert Penn (Omaha), and Fritz Scholder (Luiseño) a long tradition of world class artists have had their roots from right here in the Midwest. The NPSAI looks to foster this tradition, from artist/educators an education that will support and strengthen the next generation of young artists.

Joe Williams, Director of Community Education & Director of Native American Programs
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