FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2018
Contact: Ted Piccolo (509) 633-9940
NORTHWEST NATIVE DEVELOPMENT FUND RECEIVES $32,000 GRANT FOR PLATEAU NATIVE ARTS PROJECT
The NNDF recently received a $32,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the NNDF’s Plateau Native Arts Project.
“We are really excited to receive this grant from FNDI. This will greatly help our already growing arts program,” said Ted Piccolo NNDF executive director. “This will help us expand our annual Art Show, open an arts gallery for tourists, and provide more training for our local artists.”
The expanded Plateau Native Arts Project will incorporate an arts gallery in the Grand Coulee Dam area during the high traffic tourist months that will become a training and gathering space for local artists in the off season. The additional funding from FNDI will help expand the already growing Plateau Native Art Show held over Labor Day Weekend and will help the NNDF to provide more artists in business training for artists in our community.
“We have quite the artist population living quietly in our community right now,” said Piccolo, “We hope to be able to provide support for these folks and see this area eventually become a hub for artists in the Plateau Region of Washington State.” The grant timeline for this project will run from January 2018 to January 2019. The NNDF expects to host at least three training sessions that will match up experienced artists with young artists. For more information about the NNDF contact Ted Piccolo at (509) 633-9940 and for more information on the artists program contact
Cassandra Waters at (509) 633-9940.
The NNDF is a non-profit certified Native Community Development Financial
Institution (CDFI). The primary mission is to help individuals within our geographic
boundary to build assets by bringing financing and training resources. Follow us on
Facebook.com/TheNNDF, or our website at www.thenndf.org.
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