Community Arts Infrastructure

Community Arts Spaces


- February 28, 2023

The Community Arts Spaces program supports Indigenous arts organizations and arts collectives to develop Indigenous workspaces in order to share artistic skills and knowledge.

This grant is intended to support the development of Indigenous community arts and culture workspaces that support the transmission of arts skills and knowledge through all art forms. Funding creates spaces for Indigenous artists in B.C. to make and practice their art. All spaces must be community-focused and available for community use. The program can fund renovations/improvements to an existing building or structure, or building a new structure.

Projects must be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations or established Indigenous arts collectives. For the purposes of this program, the term “Indigenous artists” refers to a person of Indigenous descent or heritage and includes First Nations, Métis or Inuit practitioners of both traditional or contemporary art forms. Registered Indian Status is not required.

This program is made possible through a partnership with the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

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

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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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.