The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2021-22 FPCC Indigenous Arts Scholarship.
FPCC has published a news release announcing over $290,000 in scholarships to support education and mentorships for Indigenous artists in B.C.
The Indigenous Arts Scholarship, funded by the BC Arts Council, supports the artistic development of 20 Indigenous artists in B.C. with up to $20,000 for full-time mentorship training and up to $10,000 for students enrolled in post-secondary education.
“FPCC is honoured to support this talented group of artists who are carrying our Indigenous artistic traditions forward, while also influencing the creation of new and innovative Indigenous arts practices,” said CEO Tracey Herbert. “We are also pleased to be working with the BC Arts Council, in response to direction from our communities, to make strategic investments that will continue to strengthen the arts and cultural practices that come from this beautiful land.”
The release features scholarship recipient Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun, Coast Salish artist and storyteller from the Snuneymuxw First Nation, and mentorship recipient Danielle Allard, a Haida artist working on Haida formline when creating ceremonial feast bowls with mentor Christian White.
View the news release, media backgrounder with recipient list and images here.
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