Indigenous Music Retreat

Indigenous Music Retreat


As a result of FPCC measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, the 2020 Indigenous Music Retreat has been postponed until further notice.

The Indigenous Music Retreat brings together a dedicated group of Indigenous artists (emerging, mid-career or established) who want to strengthen their artistic and business skills, develop music industry networks and expand their industry knowledge. The retreat includes workshops, roundtable discussions, one-on-one consultations and coaching, and an evening showcase to provide a holistic experience. It is funded in partnership with Creative BC.

The retreat is open to First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists in all genres who demonstrate a lived commitment to a career in music. Eligible candidates are residents of B.C. over the age of 18 who have performed at least 10 times in the past year.

We are here to help!

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.

Page Image: Participants of the 2018 Indigenous Music Retreat.

Program Contact

Koralee Tonack

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.