We are now accepting applications for FPCC Arts Grants from Indigenous artists, First Nations governing bodies, organizations and collectives residing in B.C.
The deadline to apply is September 30, 2022 at 4:30 pm PST
The Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) supports Indigenous artists working in both traditional and contemporary arts by delivering grants, workshops and programs. Indigenous arts in B.C. have a long and nuanced history, stretching back to a time well before colonization. Music, dance, carving, weaving, regalia, body art – these are just some of the artistic expressions that reflect our cultures and identities.
The Indigenous Arts Program is organized into three funding baskets to streamline grant selection for individuals, organizations and music industry professionals. Please see each basket below to find which grant fits best with your project.
To support arts grants applicants, we are hosting information sessions to review each program, application requirements and to answer any questions. These sessions will be recorded and shared on the program pages. Register below for an information session!
Supports the development of Indigenous artists residing in B.C. with grants for artistic production or scholarships for education or mentorship training.
- Individual Artist – Up to $30,000 to help artists improve their skills and knowledge, pursue new approaches, exhibit or perform and gain recognition from their peers.
- Indigenous Arts Scholarships and Mentorships – Up to $20,000 for post-secondary arts education and up to $30,000 for mentorship-based arts education are available.
Organizations and Collectives:
Supports B.C. Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations, groups/collectives, administration professionals and First Nations governing bodies.
- Organizations & Collectives – Up to $50,000 to help build administrative capacity and sustainability for the organization and/or advance the work of Indigenous artists.
- Community Arts Spaces – Up to $75,000 to support Indigenous arts organizations and arts collectives to develop Indigenous workspaces in order to share artistic skills and knowledge.
- Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships – Up to $40,000 to support internship and training opportunities for arts administration, cultural management, community cultural coordination, arts and culture facilitation or curatorial practice in a gallery or museum.
- Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations – Up to $50,000 to support 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.
Supports the development of Indigenous artists residing in B.C.
- Indigenous Music Grants – Up to $20,000 to support individual artists and groups residing in B.C. who are undertaking creation, performance, recording, touring and promotions/marketing activities in Canada.
- Music Industry Professionals – Up to $30,000 to support broadening the knowledge, skills, networking and business opportunities of Indigenous recording engineers within B.C.’s music industry OR up to $15,000 to support emerging Indigenous professionals who show a commitment to working in the music industry as an administrator, agent, promoter, manager, event organizer or presenter.
Individual Artists and Indigenous Arts Scholarships and Mentorships Webinar
Register HERE for the information session on August 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. – noon
Organizations & Collectives, Community Arts Spaces, Arts Admin Internships and Mentorships, and Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations
Register HERE for the information session on August 11, 2022 from 10 a.m. – noon
Indigenous Music Grants and Music Industry Professionals
Register HERE for the information session on August 10, 2022 from 10 a.m. – noon
Please check each program guidelines for specific eligibility. The FPCC Arts Program funds Indigenous Individuals, First Nations governing bodies, organizations and collectives in B.C. As per our mandate, funding is prioritized for B.C. First Nations but all who identify as Indigenous and are residents of B.C. are welcome to apply.
Applications are open now until September 30, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. PST
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How to apply
FPCC Arts Program applications will be accepted using the FPCC Grant Portal. For more information about each program, how to apply and to read the application, please click on each program above.
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If you need any assistance in choosing which grant to apply for or have questions about how to apply, please contact the related Program Contact.
Individual Artists: Leah Anthony, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations & Collectives: Nikki Rohani, email@example.com
Indigenous Music: Koralee Tonack, firstname.lastname@example.org
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