Cultural Survival Bazaar
Welcome to the Cultural Survival Bazaar!
Indigenous art is important to celebrate and sustain. The Bazaars are a creative solution to supporting Indigenous Peoples’ economic sovereignty and their right to freedom of expression.
Historically, the Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that provide Indigenous artists, cooperatives, and their representatives from around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the U.S. public.
COVID-19 was, and is, a stumbling block for us all, and we needed to maneuver new ways of connecting while not in-person from July 2020-January 2022. During the Bazaar hiatus, we experimented with creative solutions promoting Indigenous artist economic sovereignty and storytelling, including:
- Two Virtual Bazaars (the directory is still up below so you can shop online with vendors)
- Online Indigenous Boutique (now closed)
- Hecho a Mano Podcast (9 episodes of Indigenous Artists’ Stories in Spanish)
- Monthly Artist Spotlights
- MacArthur COVID-19 Relief Artist Support Fund Recipients
- And we continued our quarterly spotlights in our CSQ Magazine
COVID-19 threatens the livelihood of Indigenous artists who rely on sales for fundamental necessities. The wide array of items is astounding! Let’s think of these artists first when we need to make a purchase.