Arts Administrator Internships


July 23, 2020 - March 31, 2021

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 include organizing workshops or events, community-based research and planning, and documentation and promotion of local artists. Activities related to community-based arts and culture administration are a priority!

The program will accept applications jointly prepared by potential interns, their mentor and the host organization that will support the placement or mentorship. Interns are emerging Indigenous artist or arts administration professional, 19 years of age or older, who has been a resident of B.C. for at least the past year. Applicants cannot be fulltime students.

This program is made possible with funding from the BC Arts Council.

We are here to help!

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your grant application please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page. FPCC staff are available to answer questions about grant eligibility, project proposal ideas, what activities are permitted during COVID-19 restrictions, which program or grant may be best for your project and more. You may also contact an Outreach Coach for information on project planning, resources and information sessions.

Funding Process

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.

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Page Image: 2018 Arts Administrative Interns (L-R): Rosemarie Spahan, Curtis Clearsky, Robert Thomas and Valerie Bob.

Program Contact

Sophia Bain

Sophia is an enthusiastic employee of FPCC with Greek and Trinidadian ancestry. She brings her background in global and Indigenous governance together with her love for art to her work as a program associate in the Arts department. She received her BA from Carleton University and her MA from the University of Victoria.