The Indigenous Music grants provide funding to support creating, performing, recording, touring and marketing music in Canada. The grants support artists and musical groups at all stages of their career.
These activities can lead to professional development opportunities, cultural knowledge transfer and community well-being.
This program supports people of Indigenous descent and includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. Registered Indian Status is not required. Please see the guidelines below for more details.
Arts staff are providing an online information session on August 10th to share details and answer questions. Please click below on View our Information Session to watch the recording.
These grants are part of FPCC’s Indigenous Music Initiatives funded through Amplify BC, a fund created by the Province of BC and administered by Creative BC to support the recovery and growth of B.C.’s music industry. 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.
- Creation of new work by individual artists and groups: For Indigenous musicians who show a commitment to their art and are working to develop their practice through mentorship, study or exploration of a new opportunity.
- Recording of music by individual artists and groups: For Indigenous musicians who have a plan, or wish to develop a plan, for recording and sharing their work. This can include mixing, editing and mastering. Applicants must provide a realistic and balanced budget. The Arts Program Coordinator is available to provide coaching support for this requirement.
Performance & Touring
- Tour / Performance: For Indigenous artists and groups who have a minimum of three paid performance and/or tour dates in Canada that take place at three different venues in three different communities/cities AND have released an EP, LP or at least one single (available on a public website) within the last 18 months.
- Showcase performance at a Canadian event: For Indigenous artists or groups to participate in an official showcase, national event or festival.
Promotion & Marketing
- For Indigenous artists or groups to promote a tour or performance, AND/OR are recording for release, or have released, an EP, LP or a single (to be made available on a public website).
View our Information Session
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.
Tools and Resources
Page Image: Mob Bounce performing at the 2019 Indigifest.
Koralee is thankful to be part of the Arts team at the FPCC. Her experience performing, recording and touring as a musician gives her valuable insight into her position as an Arts Program Coordinator. She also draws on her time as an arts administrator focused on publicity, concert production and grant writing to support her work. Though Koralee has spent most of her adult life as an uninvited guest on the unceded territories of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, the time she spent growing up in the traditional territories Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples makes the island close to her heart.