Photo of clouds Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources

Recent RTCAR funded projects

2011

Asheville Art Museum
$19,950.00
To raise awareness of historical and contemporary Cherokee craft in Asheville and the region through
exhibits of Cherokee art

Cherokee Cooperative Extension
$8,250.00
To expand education and cultural knowledge through hands-on experiences in traditional arts and
culture for youth in Cherokee

Chattooga Conservancy
$14,000.00
To initiate the restoration of seven acres of river cane at a historic Cherokee town site

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
$15,000.00
To complete invasive species eradication on the Shoreline Trail at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

Asheville Art Museum
$19,980.00
To implement an exhibit highlighting the works of contemporary Cherokee potters

Watershed Association of the Tuckasegee River
$9,500.00
To promote growing and harvesting of river cane and educating the public about the historical, cultural,
and ecological benefits of cane.

Cherokee High School
$26,450.00
To support the basketmaking program at the High School and enhance the practice of Cherokee pottery
at Cherokee High School.

Snowbird Community Library
$16,855.00
To establish a stronger representation in the collection, and for decoration and program offerings by
Snowbird Library.

2010

Handmade in America
$10,000.00
To develop and present a certificate program in building industry for Cherokee artists

Oconaluftee Institute of Cultural Arts
$10,000.00
To expose OICA students and the Cherokee community to new art skills and approaches to art.

Cherokee High School
$19,970.00
To introduce CHS students to work with silver and copper and develop a public art project for the school

Cherokee High School
$30,500.
This project will continue to support the education of the next generation of Cherokee basketmakers by
having a master basketmaker in the classroom.

Bent Creek Institute at the North Carolina Arboretum
$14,950.00
To increase sochan production and distribution on the Qualla Boundary

Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition
$6,500.00
To raise awareness and educate Cherokee county residents about river cane and increase harvesting
agreements with landowners.

EBCI Kituwah Preservation and Education Program
$7,550.00
To build a nature trail at the Kituwah Immersion School