Photo of clouds Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources
 

Recent RTCAR funded projects

2021
Chattooga Conservancy
$8,000
To develop artisan resource clearing-houses for EBCI artists to harvest by managing and monitoring the Native Cane Restoration Project in Sumter National Forest and expand to National Forests in Georgia

Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual
$12,980
To ensure the preservation of the art of Cherokee white oak tree selection, splint making, and basketry

Conserving Carolina
$11,512
To increase the availability of rivercane for EBCI artists and educate the public on the cultural and environmental significance of rivercane

2020

Center for Craft
$19,634
To engage Cherokee artisans in the planning of a small park in the form of a Cherokee basket in Asheville

Swain Arts Center
$4,823
To support Swain Arts Center’s Summer Cultural Arts Camp

Conserving Carolina
$8,146
To manage and monitor the Native Cane Restoration Project in Sumter National Forest

Chattooga Conservancy
$7,500
To expand rivercane restoration and maintain and monitor existing rivercane in Sumter National Forest

Western Carolina University
$19,994
To support the WCU Geosciences program on identifying and investigating rivercane locations in the Upper Little Tennessee River watershed

Haywood Waterways
$3,430
To support the Haywood Waterways Association on planting rivercane and other culturally important species on the Pigeon River

2019

Chattooga Conservancy
$8,000
To manage and monitor the Native Cane Restoration Project in Sumter National Forest

Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority
$12,100
To promote and preserve Cherokee Culture and copper artistry techniques

Cherokee Central Schools
$19,527
To enhance the cultural arts experience at Cherokee High School

Swain Arts Center
$4,970
To support Swain Arts Center’s Summer Cultural Arts Camp for older elementary school students

New Kituwah Academy
$6,462
To provide shared language learning, traditional gardening methods, food preparation, and edible native plant knowledge with New Kituwah Academy students

EBCI Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program
$5,000
To incorporate traditional artistry into the lives of domestic violence/sexual assault victims as a means of reconnecting with their culture