This grant Supports projects where the primary focus is passing on traditional arts skills and knowledge through generations, includes all art forms – visual, music, dance and story.
It enhances training and participation and advances the work of B.C. Indigenous artists, arts organizations, collectives and First Nations communities. Projects should be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations or established unincorporated 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.
We are here to help with the Traditional Arts Grant!
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.
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Page Image: Michael and Bibi Bourguiba, Rebuilding Our Stories through the Arts, Hazelton B.C
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.