About the Native Roots Artists Guild


Overview

The Native Roots Artist Guild is a non-profit community organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Haudenosaunee artists. The Guild was founded in 2010 by a group of volunteer artists and is led by a Board of Directors elected by member artists.

As an all-volunteer organization, the Guild provides an opportunity for members to expand their skills and creativity in a supportive environment and to volunteer their talents to help the organization.

Guild Objectives

  1. Provide artists with educational, networking, sales and marketing opportunities.
  2. Serve as an artist advocate group and protect their social, economic, and professional interests.
  3. Preserve and revitalize traditional Haudenosaunee art forms.
  4. Monitor the marketplace for counterfeit goods and ensure that authentic native-made art is sold in an appropriate manner.
  5. Heighten consumer awareness of Haudenosaunee art and educate consumers to recognize the value and importance of purchasing authentic native-made art.
  6. Provide a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the Haudenosaunee arts community.
  7. Encourage the community, especially youth, to get involved and participate in arts programs and education.
  8.  Raise the local, regional and national profile of Haudenosaunee artists and traditional cultural art forms.

  

Membership Benefits

  • listing on online artist directory and annual print member artist directory
  • notification of upcoming artist opportunities
  • free classes and workshops as determined by member artists
  • exhibits to showcase your work
  • group marketing and promotion
  • networking and mentoring opportunities with other artists
  • eligible to vote at Guild meetings and determine the focus of the Guild’s programs

Contact Information

Native Roots Artist Guild
PO Box 344
Salamanca, NY 14779 

Native Roots Artist Guild is open to:
Artists who are enrolled members of the Seneca Nation of Indians and other Haudenosaunee Nations*
Artists practicing visual, written and performing art forms.
Both experienced and emerging artists.

*Non-enrolled Senecas and members of other federally recognized tribes will be admitted to the guild upon review and approval by the membership committee.