AIP Artist Profiles

Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artistic Discipline: Native American Musician, Composer, Arranger, Jazz Trumpeter, Educator, & Contemporary Native American Music
2019 Native Launchpad Artist
Farmington, NM

Delbert Anderson, Navajo Jazz Artist and educator combines ancient Native American melodies with modern music. Projects include DDAT - a multi-cultural celebration of styles and personal influences. Collaborations include original compositions arranged for...

Tribal Affiliation: White Mountain Apache, Kickapoo
Artistic Discipline: Contemporary performance art, Multi-disciplinary visual and performance art
2019 Native Launchpad Artist
Seattle, WA

A contemporary performance artists, mixing. Mythology, story telling, ritual and theater, with a strong visual component to produce evening length performances.

Tribal Affiliation: non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet
Artistic Discipline: Dancer & Choreographer
2019 Native Launchpad Artist
Kansas/North Carolina

Maura García (non-enrolled Cherokee/Mattamuskeet) is a dancer, a choreographer and the artistic director of Maura Garcia Dance. Her work is powered by a desire to perpetuate ancestral knowledge, actively respect the living earth and bring happiness to...

Tribal Affiliation: Aquinnah Wampanoag
Artistic Discipline: Singer/songwriter
2019 Native Launchpad Artist
Somerville, MA

The Washington Post called singer Thea Hopkins "a standout songwriter." Peter, Paul & Mary have twice recorded her work. An Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe-member (MA), Thea is currently supporting her 4th album, "Love Come Down," by performing in America and...

Tribal Affiliation: Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Artistic Discipline: Multi-disciplinary
2018 Native Launchpad Artist
Portland, OR

Confronting white supremacy, complacency, and the confusion of “mixed” identities as “Portland’s premier drag clown,” Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi uses the ephemeral quality of performance – supported by scripting and interactive video – as a means for...

Tribal Affiliation: Native Hawaiian
Artistic Discipline: Dance
2018 Native Launchpad Artist
Washington, D.C.

Morgan’s work as a choreographer, performer, educator, curator and arts administrator are influenced by his Native Hawaiian ancestry and wide-ranging international experience. His upcoming work Native Intelligence | Innate Intelligence is supported by a...

Tribal Affiliation: Iñupiaq
Artistic Discipline: Artist
2018 Native Launchpad Artist
Anchorage, AK