The Arts Micro-Grant program provides funding to enable artists, collectives and organizations to respond to unexpected circumstances and changes in the arts and culture sector.
The Arts Vitality Micro-Grant supports Indigenous artists, Knowledge Holders and Indigenous arts organizations in B.C. who are recovering from the adverse economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate emergencies (wildfires, floods, heat waves etc.) and changes to the arts and culture sector.
This flexible funding may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- economic impact recovery;
- loss of revenue and time;
- lost or damaged tools, equipment and/or materials;
- acquiring new skills, tools and/or technologies; and/or
- developing new relationships relevant to your project/practice.
Eligible applicants will have completed basic training in their field and demonstrated a commitment to their artistic practice in any discipline including cultural, ceremonial, visual, performance, literary and others.
Please note: priority will be given to applications that express a clear need resulting from COVID-19 and/or climate emergency impacts. Applicants from any artistic discipline are encouraged to apply.
This funding is for Indigenous artists or collectives, 19 years of age or older, who have been a resident of B.C. for at least the past year. It is also for non-profit Indigenous organizations and societies, and First Nations communities in B.C. working across all art forms.
Funding for eligible applicants will be distributed as applications are received until the funds are fully expended up until May 6, 2022.
This program is supported by the British Columbia Arts Council’s COVID-19 response fund to support Arts and Culture in B.C. through the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture.
Please review the guidelines for the full list of eligibility requirements.
Online Information Session
Check out our recent Arts Vitality Micro-Grant Information Session to learn more!
- What is the Arts Vitality Micro-Grant?
- Grant Amounts
- Project Examples
- Who Can Apply
- Eligible Expenses
- Things To Consider
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.
Tools and Resources
Leah comes from Carrier, Portuguese, French Canadian, and English/Irish ancestry. She is an Arts Program Associate at First People’s Cultural Council and supports the Arts Vitality: Micro-Grant. Her previous experience in theatre and co-developing and facilitating legal rights workshops for youth at the Society for Children and Youth of British Columbia has informed her work as an Arts Associate at FPCC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria in 2020