Indigenous Music Retreat

Music Program


Up to $30,000
September 16, 2023 - December 31, 2024

The FPCC Music Program supports the development of B.C. First Nations, First Nations, Inuit and Métis music creatives and professionals residing in B.C. through grants and training programs. 

The Music Program funds activities that can lead to professional development opportunities, cultural knowledge transfer and community well-being 

This program offers three areas of funding for artists, recording engineers and music industry professionals. Explore the areas below to find the right grant for you.  

Creation & Sharing – Up to $20,000

Supports individual artists in music creation, performance, recording, touring and promotion. 

Recording Engineers (Mentorship) – Up to $30,000

Supporting emerging recording engineers who are operating an independent recording studio OR emerging recording engineers who have graduated from a recognized professional recording school or a minimum of one year experience in a recording studio. 

Industry Professionals (Internship or Mentorship) – Up to $20,000

Supporting emerging music industry professionals in the roles of administrator, agent, promoter, manager, event organizer or presenter. Short-term Mentorship or Internship opportunities that will provide participants with experience, skills and knowledge. 

Funding for the Music Program is supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia. 

Information Session

Our information session was hosted on July 13th. Review the recording for more information and please contact us if you have any additional questions.

The question and answer portion of the info session is not included but we have summarized the questions that were asked and our responses here.

We are Here to Support you!

Program staff are available to support you with your application. Please join us for our Information Session (register above) or view the recorded session. Contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page if you would like assistance with your grant application.

Tools & Resources

Funding Process

We are here to ensure that the funding application process is as easy as possible! We offer a convenient online portal so applicants can access program applications and submit reports all in one place. For additional information please visit the Funding Process page.

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Funding process infogrpahic

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

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.