Individual Artist Awards

Grants to artists to support the time, reflection, immersion or experimentation beneficial to the development of their artistry.

News

Who will be the next Distinguished Artist?

Do you know an outstanding Alaska creative individual? Help us find the next Distinguished Artist! Rasmuson Foundation offers one $40,000 award annually to a mature Alaska artist recognized as among the best in their field.

Announcement

2021 Individual Artist Awardees revealed

Thirty-five artist awardees from 21 Alaska communities were selected from a pool of nearly 300 applicants by a national panel of artists and creative community leaders from outside of Alaska. Many of the awardees had never applied before.

Announcement

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.

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