Traditional Arts Grant

Sharing Traditional Arts


- February 28, 2023

This grant supports projects where the primary focus is passing on traditional arts skills and knowledge through generations and includes all art forms – visual, music, dance and story. 

The Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations grant enhances training and participation and advances the work of B.C. Indigenous artists, arts organizations, collectives and First Nations. Projects should be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations or established arts collectives not otherwise eligible for existing BC Arts Council programs.

Applicants must have an artistic mandate that demonstrates a commitment to their artistic practice, artistic excellence and the support, participation and direction of recognized Indigenous artists, cultural or community leaders.

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

Tools and Resources

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: Michael and Bibi Bourguiba, 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.