Tlingit master carver Price is 2020 Distinguished Artist

Wayne Price is renowned for the artistry and precision of his formline work. He has restored and duplicated historic totem poles and structures as well as created numerous original designs. He helped revive the knowledge and techniques required to carve traditional oceangoing canoes. Price also teaches traditional arts as a path to healing, sobriety and well-being.


Application period open for rural Alaska healthcare grants

Grant applications are being accepted for projects designed to improve rural Alaska health care systems, including emergency preparedness and pandemic response. The application period will close April 24. Awards will be announced in early May.


Applications now open for Individual Artist Awards

New this year: Groups and collaboratives can apply

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Demer, 907-334-0529

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Applications will be accepted through March 2.

In addition to individual artists, groups and collaboratives — two or more artists working together — for the first time will be eligible for Project Awards and Fellowships.


Foundation board approves 24 grants and initiatives

From Naknek to Petersburg, the board approved more than $6 million in grants to Alaska nonprofits, tribal organizations and local governments and $4.6 million to support investments in arts and other initiatives.

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