Individual Artists Grant


January 27, 2023 - December 31, 2023

The Individual Artists grant helps artists to improve their skills and knowledge, pursue new approaches, exhibit, perform and gain recognition from their peers.

The Individual Artists grant provides funding to artists working in any discipline, including visual arts, music, dance, ceremony, weaving, carving, theatre, literature and more. Funding supports traditional, contemporary and experimental art forms. 

Eligible applicants are 19 or older and have lived in B.C. for at least a year. They should have basic training in their field, a commitment to their art form and be actively working to improve their skills.

For the purposes of this program, 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.

This grant 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.

Information Session

If you are interested in applying for this programs, we encourage you to register today for an information session! Learn about the program and how to strengthen your application. These sessions are recorded and shared on the program page.

Individual Artists Info Session
August 9, 2022 10 a.m. – noon

Click here to register!

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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Funding process infogrpahic

Page Image: Original artwork by Individual Artist recipient Carly Nabess, Métis (Cree) and Anishnaabe from Terrace B.C.

Program Contact

Leah Anthony

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