Indigenous Art Scholarships and Mentorships provide funding to support the development of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists in B.C. with education or mentorship.
This grant provides up to $30,000 in funding to people in full-time mentorship training and up to $20,000 for students enrolled in post-secondary education.
The funding supports B.C. artists studying all arts forms including songwriters, carvers, storytellers, visual artists, dancers, regalia creatives, weavers, writers and more.
Applicants must have previous experience that demonstrates a commitment to their creative practice. They will also need to demonstrate the support of recognized Indigenous artists, cultural or community leaders.
For scholarships and mentorships, the term “Indigenous artists” refers to a person of Indigenous descent and includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. Registered Indian Status is not required. Please see the guidelines below for more information.
The scholarship 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.
We are here to support you!
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.
Indigenous Arts Scholarship & Mentorship Information Session
August 9, 2022 10 a.m. – noon
Click HERE to register!
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Page Image: Rejean Child by Amanda Laliberte
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