Music Program


Up to $30,000
July 3, 2024 - September 15, 2025

The Music Program supports the development of B.C. First Nations 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, Mentorship, Training) – Up to $20,000

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


FPCC is a First Nations-led organization with unique expertise in B.C. First Nations languages, arts and heritage. There is an urgent need to support the revitalization of First Nations arts practices in B.C. With the growing number of requests for funding, the FPCC Arts Program is focused on providing support for the artforms that come from this land.  

Our work is founded in the fundamental belief that First Nations are the rightful stewards of their cultural knowledge and arts practices, and are best equipped to lead this important work of protecting, sharing and revitalizing B.C. First Nations Arts practices on these lands.  

We want all Indigenous artists to be successful, no matter where they are from. Here is a link to information on other arts funding sources and organizations:

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the program contact staff member listed at the bottom of this page. 

There are two sets of documents to review before starting your application. The FPCC Funding Guidelines provide general information applicable to all FPCC programs and grants applications. The Program Guidelines provide information and eligibility criteria specific to the Music program.

Applications may be submitted until 4:30pm PST on July 3, 2024.

Watch the Information Video

Please view the video below for more information about the program, guidelines and application process. 

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

We are Here to Support you!

Program staff are available to support you with your application. Contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page if you would like assistance with your grant application.

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 of the Snotty Nose Rez Kids performing at FPCC’s Indigifest. They were supported by the FPCC Music Program.

Program Contact

Koralee Tonack

Koralee is non-Indigenous, from a Settler family, of German ancestry on her mom’s side. Her time spent creating, performing, recording, and touring as a musician give 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 here. Koralee has been part of the FPCC Arts Team since 2022.