Arts and Language Grants

October 5, 2018
First Peoples' Cultural Council Arts and Language Programs are now accepting applications for funding!

To learn more about each of our Arts and Language grants and to access application forms, guidelines and detailed information about the programs visit our Grants page. 
Please note that application deadlines differ for each program. 

The Arts program awards funding to Indigenous visual, music and performance artists, youth, art and cultural centres, Indigenous focused arts initiatives and organizations. Arts awards are funded through three different programs: Aboriginal Arts Development Awards, Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts and the Indigenous Music Initiative.
Programs are open to B.C. Indigenous artists, organizations, collectives and communities.
The grant application deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018. 

We are currently accepting proposals for the following programs:
  • Individual Artist - up to $10,000
  • Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations - up to $12,000
  • Organizations and Collectives - up to $30,000
  • Arts Administrator Internships - up to $30,000
  • Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts - up to $13,000
  • Emerging Indigenous Music Industry Professionals - up to $10,000
  • Expanding Capacity in the Indigenous Music Recording Industry - up to $30,000 
The guidelines and application forms can be found on our website here.
Staff are available to answer any questions you may have and to support you in the application process.
Please do not hesitate to contact or call 250-652-5952

Language Programs
The First Peoples' Cultural Council supports B.C. First Nations communities to maintain, preserve and restore their languages by providing funding, training and capacity building, and advocacy for language immersion, collaboration, planning, language and culture, and archiving programs. We distribute provincial and federal funding and administer immersion-focused programs.

We are currently accepting proposals for the following programs:
  • B.C. Language Initiative (BCLI) – Deadline extended to November 16, 2018
  • Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) – Deadline extended to December 7, 2018
  • Language Nest Program – Deadline January 25, 2019
  • Mentor-Apprentice Program – Deadline February 15, 2019
The guidelines and application forms can be found on our website here.
For Information on BCLI and ALI programs please contact
For information on Language Nest and Mentor-Apprentice programs contact

If you know anyone who may benefit from funding in these program areas please pass this information along and share with your networks.
For information about any FPCC grants or programs you may contact us at 250-652-5952.

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