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Call for Indigenous Artist: Deadline Extended to March 10th!


Save History is seeking an Indigenous artist (must be a U.S. citizen) to illustrate a short
story in a graphic novel style that will be published on, in print, and on
Save History social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

What is Save History?

Save History is a collaborative effort by Tribal organizations, archaeologists, federal and
Tribal law enforcement, and supporters dedicated to ending the theft and destruction of
archaeological resources on Tribal and public lands. We share stories from Indigenous
people on how looting and vandalism of heritage sites impacts their communities.
Through outreach and education about the harms and consequences of archaeological
resource crime, it is our hope that cultural landscapes will be respected and protected.

The Project: Protect the Past for the Future

Our team has written an anti-vandalism short story that needs to be illustrated. Save
History will distribute the printed story to places where we educate the public about the
impacts of archaeological resource crime (e.g., schools, museums, Tribal Historic
Preservation Offices, etc.), as well as post it on our website and our online platforms.


The artist will collaboratively work with the Save History team to illustrate four full page
images. The first page will be the cover of the book and the remaining three pages will
have four panels per page (comic book style). Illustrations can be drawn digitally or by
hand using the artist’s preferred medium, but the final project must be digitized. We
will work with the artist’s schedule to establish a deadline, but the illustrations should be
finished before the end of June 2023. This project can be done remotely, but the artist
will need internet access in order to meet virtually with Save History staff.


The budget is $2000 to be paid at the completion of the project.

To Apply

Please email a one-page cover letter stating your interest in the project and discuss your
connection to your Indigenous community/ies, as well as a portfolio of your work (up to
10 images) to We strongly encourage Indigenous applicants to
apply. The deadline for the application is end of day March 10, 2023 (NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE!).

Please email us if you have any questions.

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