Dollars for Art Grant Program Overview

The Oneida Nation Arts Board awarded grants through the Dollars for Arts Program (DAP) program. The grants were awarded to organizations and Oneida artists with funds provided by the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.

Grants are awarded for artistic endeavors and projects in both traditional and contemporary styles of visual arts, literature, music, theatre, and dance. The applicants are rated by a Peer Panel Review and funds are allocated by the Oneida Nation Arts Board based on the recommendations of the panel review. The grant application deadline is the Friday, July 24, 2016. All activities must occur between October 1st, 2016 and September 30th, 2017. For more information about the Dollars for Arts Regranting Program contact Christine at or call 920-490-3831.

The DAP Grant Making Process

  • Oneida Nation Arts Board Approval of Review Criteria
    The Oneida Nation Arts Board identifies and adopts application review criteria prior to the funding cycle. The approval review criteria is available to applicants and is used by all panelists during adjudication.
  • Notification of Grant
    All grant programs are announced in the Kalihwisaks, the Oneida tribal newspaper.
  • Technical Assistance
    ONAP is available to conduct workshops for individual artists and community groups in grant writing. ONAP is also available to assist in project development. Please call for appointments. 920-490-3831.
  • Prior to Application
    All applicants are required to discuss project ideas with ONAP staff prior to application. ONAP will keep a record of applicants who make contact.
  • Application Deadlines
    Due Date Applications are due in the office by 4:30 p.m. by hand delivery, or postmarked on the due date. Applications are received and reviewed by staff for eligibility as stated in the application guidelines; ineligible applications will be returned.
  • Peer Panelists
    Panelists are recruited by the ONAP staff and board. A list of potential panelists with varying expertise and backgrounds are approved by Oneida Nation Arts Board (ONAB) prior to granting cycle. When ONAP receives applications, staff will select panelists with appropriate expertise and limited conflicts of interest from the board approval list.
  • Notification of Panel Meeting
    All applicants receive notification of the day, time and location of the panel meeting at least one week prior to the meeting date. All meetings are open to the general public.
  • Application Review
    The peer panel reviews each application using the guideline review criteria. Applicants for the Artists Development Grant and the Community Awards are strongly encouraged to attend the panel meeting. Peer panelists may ask applicants for the Artists Development Grant and the Community Awards some questions pertaining to the review criteria. The applicants may make a 5 minute presentation on their proposed projects.
  • Application Rating
    Individual panelists rate and score each application on its own merit using the review criteria. The Panelist's scores are tabulated and a final composite score is given for each application for the Artists Development Grant and the Community Awards. The scores for the Oneida Fellowships are based solely on the strength of the application and the submitted artistic documentation.
  • Oneida Nation Arts Board (ONAB) Approval
    ONAB determines funding awards based on panel's recommendations.
  • Notification of Awards
    All applicants are notified of award or denial. Applicants who were funded will receive a contract and other materials.
  • Appeal Process
    All appeals must be made in writing to the Oneida Nation Arts Board within 30 days of notification.
  • Payment of Grant Award
    Applicants who are funded must return signed contracts, vouchers, and other required materials. After receipt of the paperwork, 75% of the award amount is released. The remaining 25% is released upon submission of the final report.
  • Public Programs & Credits
    All funded activities are open to the public and the Oneida Nation Arts Program and the Wisconsin Arts Board are given recognition in either written materials or in public display.
  • Final Grant Report
    Final grant report is due 30 days after project is complete.
  • For more information:
    Questions or comments can be directed to Christine, DAP Program Coordinator at: or call 920-490-3831
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Grant Types

Oneida Fellowship

A $1,000 cash award may be given to an Oneida artist for artistic excellence. There is a maximum of one Fellowship available per fiscal year. Prospective applicants who have received a Fellowship from ONAP in the last 3 years or received an Artist Development Award in the current fiscal year are not eligible. Application deadline: 4th Friday of July (7-24-2016).

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Community Grants

Available to community groups or tribal programs for arts projects that are new and innovative or significantly enhanced an existing program in the Oneida community. Application deadline: 4th Friday of July (7-24-2016).

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Artist Development

Available to artists who have identified a special project that will enhance their professional development and benefit the Oneida community. Application deadline: 4th Friday of July (7-24-2016).

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Previous Award Recipients

Dollars for Art Re-Granting Awards -- FY13

Artist Development

  • Carmen Escamea, Drum Workshop
  • Loretta Webster, Research Iroquois Raised beading
  • Betty Willems, Iroquois Raised Beadwork

Community Awards

  • College of Menominee Nation, Native Play
  • Northeast Wisconsin Dance Org, Nutcracker Ballet, & special morning performance for Oneida Nation Elementary School
  • Twashe?nutslu·nìhe? Basket Guild, Mentoring the Next Generation

Oneida Fellowship

  • Douglas Limon, Bead Work
  • Loretta Webster, Raised Bead Work

Dollars for Art Re-Granting Awards -- FY12

Artist Development

  • Judith Jourdan: $2,193
    To bring Rosemary Hill to Oneida for intermediate and advanced raised bead working classes.
  • Gabrielle Barutha: $844
    To continue studying at the Milwaukee Ballet School.

Community Award

  • Oneida Museum: $1,443
    To bring an exhibit by Samuel Thomas of raised bead work to Oneida.
  • College of Menominee Nation: $1,270
    To write and perform theatrical pieces
  • Twashe?nutslu.nihe? Basket Guild: $1,951
    To support making gift baskets for elders and bring master basket makers to Oneida.
  • Northeastern Dance Organizatio: $2,525
    To support Oneida youth involved with the production of the Nutcracker Ballet and to provide tickets to the elementary school and community.


  • Sandra Gauthier (raised beadwork): $500
  • Louis Clark (creative writing): $500

All Previous Recipients

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