The Community Art Spaces grant provides funding to help Indigenous arts organizations and collectives to develop community workspaces.
This grant supports the development of Indigenous community arts and culture spaces to share arts skills and knowledge. Funding supports spaces that are available for community use. The grant can fund renovations or improvements to an existing building or support construction of a new structure.
Projects must be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, First Nations governing bodies, Indigenous arts and culture organizations or established Indigenous arts collectives in B.C.
For the purposes of this grant, the term “Indigenous artists” refers to a person of Indigenous descent and includes First Nations, Métis or Inuit practitioners of both traditional or contemporary art forms. Registered Indian Status is not required. Please see the guidelines below for more details.
This grant is supported through a partnership with the BC Arts Council and a donation from Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. It is also made possible with funding from Government of British Columbia’s Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation through the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation.
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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.