Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation- Seeking Native American Applicants for Culture Programs


CRAZY HORSE, S.D. – Crazy Horse Memorial, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is currently accepting applications from Native American artists, lecturers and performers for the 2018 Summer Programs. Applications are available online and the deadline is February 28, 2018.

Native American artists looking for opportunities to expand, improve or share their artistic talents and culture are encouraged to apply for one of the six programs available through the Indian Museum of North America® and the Native American Educational and Cultural Center®. The programs are designed to help Native artists gain exposure and support on their journey through the arts.

The six summer programs are as follows:

  • National Native American Performers;
  • Gift from Mother Earth Art Show;
  • Summer Performance Artists;
  • Summer Lecturers;
  • Artist in Residence;
  • Artist Marketplace.

Some of the programs offered also provide housing, meals and compensation to the chosen artist(s) and performer(s). For more information about the 2018 Summer Programs, call (605) 673-4681 or email at . Applications can be found at

The sculpture in progress at the the Crazy Horse Memorial site is of the Lakota warrior Chief Crazy Horse astride a stallion with his arm and pointed hand stretched out over the horse’s mane. It’s taking awhile. The Crazy Horse Memorial — taller than the Washington Monument and well over two football fields wide — has been 64 years in the making.

Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski began the project 1948.

“He believed you can do anything in this world. Nothing is impossible as long as you’re willing to work hard enough and pay the price,” says the sculptor’s wife, Ruth, who is now 86 years old.

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