The Music Industry Professionals program provides funding to assist Indigenous people with mentorships.
The Music Industry Professionals program builds the capacity of B.C.’s Indigenous music industry through transferring knowledge, developing skills and creating new opportunities. Funding assists with mentorships for recording engineers, administrators, agents, promoters, managers, event organizers and presenters.
The program provides up to $30,000 to assist active Indigenous recording engineers. It supports mentorships to advance knowledge, skills, networking and business opportunities in the B.C. music industry through recording projects and through upgrading studio equipment.
The program provides up to $15,000 to assist with mentorships or internships for emerging Indigenous professionals who show a commitment to working in the music industry as an administrator, agent, promoter, manager, event organizer or presenter.
This program supports applicants with Indigenous ancestry, which includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Registered Indian Status is not required. Eligible applicants have lived in B.C. for at least a year.
This program is part of the FPCC Indigenous Music Initiative funded through Amplify BC, a fund created by the Province of B.C. and administered by Creative BC to support the recovery and growth of B.C.’s music industry.
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.
If you are interested in applying for this program, we encourage you to register today for an Information Session! Learn about the program and how to strengthen your application. These sessions will be recorded and shared on the program page.
Music Industry Professionals Information Session
August 10, 2022 10 a.m. – noon
Click HERE to register!
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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.