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Arts Programs

Thank you to everyone who has shown interest and submitted applications to the Indigenous Arts Programs and Indigenous Music Initiative. The application period is now closed, except for Micro-Grants.

NOTE: Arts Micro Grants applications are accepted on an on-going basis. 

All applications for the next funding cycle will be accepted through our new online grant portal. www.fpcc.ca/login. Create your profile today! 

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The Indigenous Arts Program (IAP) (formerly known as the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards) is supported through a strong partnership with the BC Arts Council. Combined with investments from the Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, this longstanding program is a primary source of support for the unique expressions of Indigenous arts in B.C.

In 2017, FPCC launched the Indigenous Music Initiative (IMI) with CreativeBC to increase 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 Arts Program also supports artists with emergent needs through Arts Micro-Grants of up to $1,000. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis and may be received once per year.

Click here to view our Arts Grants.
Click here to view our Grant Writing Handbook.  
Click here to view our current Arts Information Sessions and Grant Writing Workshops.

Staff contacts for the Arts Program:
We are very proud to report that our Indigenous Arts Program awarded 120 grants totaling $1,452,274 and the Indigenous Music Initiative awarded 11 grants totalling $204,600 to Indigenous and First Nations artists and organizations across the Province during our last fiscal year.

Applications are accepted annually from First Nations and Indigenous artists, organizations and collectives in B.C. who have a demonstrated commitment to their practice in any artistic discipline—visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media. The IAP and IMI programs supports both traditionally-based and contemporary experimental approaches.
Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice and development in any artistic discipline—visual, performing, literary, media, music, including the contemporary practice of traditionally based forms.

*For the purpose of this program, "Indigenous" artists include status, non-status, Métis and Inuit practitioners.

For more information please contact:
Nikki Thomas: nikki@fpcc.ca
Sarah Pocklington: sarah@fpcc.ca

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