Indigenous Arts Program Grants

July 3, 2019
The Indigenous Arts Program is now accepting applications for the 2019/20 program year. The application deadline is September 15, 2019.

The Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) (formerly the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards) provides funding in six different categories for Indigenous artists. Through a strong partnership with the B.C. Arts Council and additional funding from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, this program is a primary source of support for the unique expressions of B.C.'s Indigenous arts.

Applications are accepted annually from Indigenous, Métis and Inuit artists, organizations and collectives located in B.C., who have a demonstrated a commitment to their practice in any artistic discipline— visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media. The IAP program supports both traditionally based and contemporary experimental approaches.

New! Community Land-Based Arts Program
We are excited to be providing a new IAP grant this year with funding for Community Land-Based Arts. This new program will support community-based Indigenous art workspaces and workshops focused on the transmission of arts skills and knowledge in all artistic disciplines. Projects must be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations or established unincorporated Indigenous arts collectives. Find out more about this new program here.

Current Funding Opportunities:
Click on the program above to view the grant guidelines and download the application forms for each program.

FPCC supports youth in their artistic practices but will no longer provide the Youth Engaged in the Arts program. We welcome applications that include youth in any of the above funding streams, except for Individual Artists and Micro-Grants. If you have any questions about how to involve youth in your project please contact Nikki Thomas nikki@fpcc.ca

The Indigenous Music Inititative (IMI) grants will be accepting applications soon so please sign up for updates here to receive notification when the forms have been posted.

For more information about FPCC Arts Programs, please contact:  

Indigenous Music Initiative - Sarah Pocklington sarah@fpcc.ca 

Individual Artists, Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations, Arts Organizations and Collectives, and Micro-Grants - Nikki Thomas nikki@fpcc.ca

Arts Administrator and Community Land-Based Arts - Anna Huard anna@fpcc.ca

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