The Organizations & Collectives grant will advance the work of Indigenous artists and enhance activities as an arts and culture organizations, group or collective.
This grant will also build administrative capacity and sustainability for organizations and collectives. For organizations, there are also options for support for operational expenses. The funding supports arts production in all creative expressions – visual, music, dance, story, and more, as well as administration costs or a combination of arts and administrative projects. It enhances connections to other arts organizations and networks.
Applications are accepted from First Nations, registered not-for-profit First Nations arts and culture organizations and Indigenous arts collectives in B.C. For organizations, collectives and societies to apply, at least 51% of directors must be Indigenous. Please see the guidelines below for more details.
The grant is made possible through a partnership with 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.
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 will be recorded and shared on the program page.
Organizations & Collectives Information Session
August 11, 2022 10 a.m. – noon
Click here to register!
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Page Image: Lily Morgan, Arts Organizations & Collectives, Rebuilding Our Stories through the Arts, Hazelton B.C.
Nikki is of mixed Coast Salish and European ancestry and is from the Penelakut First Nation. Her traditional name is Suwkwiisiliye. Nikki holds a degree in Psychology and a diploma in Indigenous Community Development and Governance from the University of Victoria, as well as two certificates in administration from Vancouver Island University. She is an Arts Program Coordinator and has worked with FPCC since 2017. Prior to that, she worked as a legal assistant supporting a First Nations land-title claim.