Forge Project


Forge Project is a Native-led initiative centered on Indigenous art, decolonial education, and supporting leaders in culture, food security, and land justice. Located on the unceded homelands of the Muh-he-con-ne-ok in Upstate New York, Forge Project works to upend political and social systems formed through generations of settler colonialism. Cultural Counsel works with Forge Project on all strategic communications, outreach, and connectivity. 


Cultural Counsel has worked with Forge since its inception in Spring 2021, orchestrating the public roll-out of the organization and, as they reach fruition, its various programs, including its activities collecting contemporary Indigenous art, its fellowship program, and a teaching farm.


This work has garnered major coverage in The Art Newspaper, designboom, Artforum, The New York Times, Frieze, and Hyperallergic, among other publications.


A New Source of Support for Indigenous Art


ai weiwei-designed house to host indigenous artists and activists in upstate new york


Forge Project Announces Inaugural Residencies in Support of Indigenous Artists


How Collectors Can Support Native and Indigenous Artists


How the Forge Project Is Supporting Indigenous Presence Coming Home


Initiative to support Indigenous artists announces inaugural residencies and grants