This program provides funding to support internship and training opportunities for people who have a commitment to arts administration, community cultural coordination or curatorial practice in a gallery or museum.
Examples of projects completed during Arts Administrator Internships include organizing workshops or events, community-based research and planning, documentation and promotion of local artists. Activities related to community-based arts and culture administration are a priority!
The Arts Administrator Internships program accepts applications jointly prepared by potential interns, their mentor and the host organization. Interns are emerging Indigenous artists or arts administration professionals, 19 years of age or older, who have been a resident of B.C. for at least the past year. Applicants cannot be full-time students. Please see the guidelines below for more information.
This program is made possible with funding from the BC Arts Council and by the Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation through the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation.
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Program staff are available to support you with your application. Please join us for our Information Session (see below) or view the recorded session. Contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page early if you would like assistance with your grant application.
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We are here to ensure that the funding application process is as easy as possible and offer a convenient online portal so applicants can more easily apply for programs and submit reports. For additional information please visit the Funding Process page.
Page Image: 2018 Arts Administrative Internships (L-R): Rosemarie Spahan, Curtis Clearsky, Robert Thomas and Valerie Bob.
Nikki is of mixed Coast Salish and European ancestry and is from the Penelakut First Nation. Her traditional name is Suwkwiisiliye. Nikki holds a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance from the University of Victoria, as well as two certificates in administration from Vancouver Island University. She is an Arts Program Coordinator and has worked with FPCC since 2017. Prior to that, she worked as a legal assistant supporting a First Nations land-title claim.