Mission of the Oneida Nation Arts Program
The Oneida Nation Arts Program mission is to promote diverse artistic expression within the community reflecting our heritage and spirit of future generations.
A founding member of the Oneida Nation Arts Board remembers gathering around a kitchen table in the 1970s discussing art and ways of supporting each other in developing art in the community. In 1994, more than twenty years after that initial meeting the Oneida Nation Arts Program, ONAP was established as an agency within the Oneida Tribe of Indians in Wisconsin in the Governmental Services Division.
ONAP provides diverse and comprehensive arts programs that feature, support and develop the Oneida creative spirit by celebrating, challenging, and promoting the individual. ONAP supports and encourages creative expression that embrace our heritage, comment on the present, and illuminate the future.
The Oneida Nation Arts Board (ONAB) is an advisory board that oversees the Dollars for Art Program (DAP) grant, and promotes art in the community.