The Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations program provides funding to support projects that pass on traditional arts skills and knowledge.
This program assists with knowledge transfer across generations, increases training opportunities and advances the work of Indigenous artists practicing traditional art forms. This program supports all traditional art forms – weaving, carving, beading, dancing, storytelling, regalia, drumming and more.
First Nations, Tribal Councils, Indigenous artists, arts groups, collectives and non-profit organizations in B.C. are all eligible to apply.
If applying as an individual artist, the applicant will need to demonstrate how they will benefit at least three artists. FPCC places a priority on projects that extend beyond one family and invite community participation. Please see the guidelines below for more information.
This program is made possible through a partnership with the BC Arts Council and a donation from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies 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.
Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generation Information Session
August 11, 2022 10 a.m. – noon
Click here to register
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Page Image: Michael and Bibi Bourguiba, 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.