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Grantee: One Heart Native Arts & Film Festival

Project Title: One Heart Native Arts
Year awarded: 2017, Round 3

Spokane’s annual One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival, September 8–9, celebrates the best in Native film and arts in the Inland Northwest and beyond. The festival features screenings of feature-length and short Native films, a Native art gallery, music and more, as it explores the vibrant, innovative and diverse world of contemporary Native arts.

The mission of One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival is to share and showcase innovative, compelling and empowering stories from Native perspectives through film and art, celebrating the diversity and vitality of contemporary Native culture in our community today.


SAGA funding supported the visual arts component of the Film Festival at the One Heart Art Gallery, which offered Free admission to the public. The funding was used primarily for artists, per diem, honorariums, and marketing for the visual arts program. Featured 2017 visual artists included: Ric Gendron, Diane Covington, Carly Federsen, Stephanie Marchand, Jeff Ferguson, and Jeremy Salazar.

The One Heart Art Gallery is located at the Unfinished Space at S. 165 Howard Street is a newly refurbished industrial gallery and special events space. Holding the gallery of Indigenous arts in a central downtown location will open Native art to mainstream entertainment in the Spokane area.