Organizations & Collectives


May 1, 2020 - 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. 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.

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

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

Sophia Bain

Sophia is an enthusiastic employee of FPCC with Greek and Trinidadian ancestry. She brings her background in global and Indigenous governance together with her love for art to her work as a program associate in the Arts department. She received her BA from Carleton University and her MA from the University of Victoria.