Indigenous Music Initiative - Now closed

January 10, 2020

Touring, Promotions/Marketing and Performance Initiatives Spring 2020 application intake has been POSTPONED as a result of the increased COVID-19 health concerns.

The application process is now closed for the Indigenous Music Initiative (IMI) program. The delivery of IMI funding has been restructured and will now be accepting Spring and Fall intakes for different programs.

The IMI program is funded in partnership with Creative BC and increases opportunities for Indigenous music industry professionals to participate in, and further influence, B.C.'s music industry through knowledge transfer, skill development and the creation of new business opportunities.

The Spring 2020 intake includes the following: 

To view application guidelines, eligibility and additional information click here.

Applications are accepted from Indigenous, (status, non-status, Métis and Inuit) artists, organizations and collectives located in B.C.

NEW! For the first time, we are accepting Indigenous Music Initiative applications online using the new FPCC Grant Portal. The portal makes it simpler and faster to apply for funding while placing all your grant information at your fingertips. To learn more about the FPCC Grant Portal: click here.

**NOTE: Applicants that received funding for the 2019/2020 program year will not be eligible to apply for 2020/2021 funding until their program is complete and final reports have been submitted. Those applicants are advised to apply in Spring of 2021/2022 year. Please let us know if you have any questions and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Additional Indigenous Arts Programs for Spring 2020 applications: Now Closed
  • Community Arts Infrastructure Previously named "Community Land-Based Arts", this program supports minor renovations and improvements of arts and culture workspaces with funding up to $20,000. Projects must be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations or collectives. 
For more information, eligibility, guidelines and how to apply: click here.
  • Organizations & Collectives This program supports Indigenous organizations, societies, First Nations communities and arts collectives that have a stated and demonstrated commitment to Indigenous arts development and practice. Funding is available for up to $30,000. 
For more information, eligibility, guidelines and how to apply: click here.
  • Indigenous Arts Scholarship - This is the first FPCC program to support full-time students pursuing arts education through either post-secondary OR mentorship training.
For more information, eligibility, guidelines and how to apply: click here.

We are here to provide support. If you have an questions or need any assistance completing your application please contact: Sarah Pocklington, Arts Program Manager
Email or Tel. 250-652-5952, ext. 212

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