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Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts

Aboriginal youth are a rapidly growing population and they are demonstrating an increased level of commitment to and involvement with their languages, arts, and cultures. They are our arts and culture leaders of the future. Applications to the Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the arts Program are invited from Aboriginal artist organizations, societies, and collectives, and First Nations communities, for projects that are specifically meant to:

  • encourage youth participation in creative and artistic activity
  • support youth cultural identity and  sense of place, through artistic expression
  • improve the quality of life for youth, through involvement in the arts
  • contribute to youth participation in local arts and cultural economies
  • implement new arts activities that focus on engaging youth between the ages of 15 & 30

  • Grants of up to $13,000 will support projects in any artistic discipline (visual, music, performing, dance, media, literary or multi-disciplinary). These projects will:

  • engage youth in the arts through interactions with artists visiting through short-term residencies (1-4 weeks) in remote and reserve communities, and/or
  • engage youth in the arts through workshop series with local artists working in any discipline (artist's fees, materials, facilities).
  • enhanced projects – during youth workshops or collaborations, visiting artists work with local emerging artists to build their capacity to engage with youth through the arts.

  • Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts Program Guidelines [PDF]
    Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts Application Form [WORD] or [PDF] *Fillable PDF requires the latest version of Adobe Reader to save your document.

    Confirmation of Participation Letter Template [PDF]

    Deadline: Next application deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018


    Click here to view the Grant Writing Handbook

    For additional information, please contact Arts Program staff:
    Phone: (250) 652-5952
    Cathi Charles Wherry: cathi@fpcc.ca 


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