The Individual Artists program helps artists to improve their skills and knowledge, pursue new approaches, exhibit or perform and gain recognition from their peers.
The Individual Artist Program is for Indigenous artists and art professionals residing in B.C. who are not eligible for existing BC Arts Council programs. Artists should have a demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice in any artistic discipline – visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media and including the contemporary practice of traditionally-based forms.
Applicants must be 19 or older, and have lived in B.C. for at least the past year. They should have basic training in their field, a commitment to their art form and actively working to improve their skills.
This grant is made possible with funding from the BC Arts Council.
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For the purposes of this program, the term “Indigenous artists” refers to a person with Indigenous descent or heritage, and includes First Nations, Métis or Inuit practitioners of both traditionally based and/or contemporary/experimental art forms. Registered Indian Status is not required.
Tools and Resources
Click here for more information regarding the Individual Artists toolkit.
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: Original artwork by
Page Image: Original artwork by Individual Artist recipient Carly Nabess, Métis (Cree) and Anishnaabe from Terrace B.C.
Hilary has a distinguished background in professional Canadian theatre and performance. By way of eco-justice advocacy and a master’s degree in intercultural communication, she landed in the lap of FPCC. She is grateful to help support Indigenous artists and arts practices.