Organizations & Collectives


- March 1, 2021

The Organizations and Collectives grant helps to build administrative capacity and sustainability for the organization or helps to advance the work of Indigenous artists.  

This grant is for emerging artists, people involved in arts production, administration or a combination of arts and administrative projects for arts organizations and collectives. For organizations, there are also options for support for operational expenses. It enhances connections to other arts organizations and networks. The funding supports Indigenous organizations, societies, First Nations communities and arts collectives that work across all art forms – visual, music, dance and story.

Applications are accepted from registered not-for-profit First Nations arts or culture organizations in good standing, active, unincorporated Indigenous arts collectives, and First Nations based in B.C. For organizations, collectives and societies to apply, at least 51% of directors must be Indigenous.

Applicants should be working to develop the activities of emerging artists to a professional standard or supporting the practice of art forms in any discipline. Grants are available for artistic production and/or mentorship projects with different amounts available for collectives and organizations..

The program is made possible through a partnership with the BC Arts Council and a contribution from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.

The Arts program team will be hosting virtual info sessions to go over the application process, grant guidelines and answer questions from participants. For more information, check out our web story here.

We are here to help!

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your grant application please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page. FPCC staff are available to answer questions about grant eligibility, project proposal ideas, what activities are permitted during COVID-19 restrictions, which program or grant may be best for your project and more. You may also contact an Outreach Coach for information on project planning, resources and information sessions.

Funding Process

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.

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Page Image: Lily Morgan, Arts Organizations & Collectives, Rebuilding Our Stories through the Arts, Hazelton B.C.

Program Contact

Hilary Strang

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.