First Peoples' Cultural Council - Indigenous Arts Grants Info Sessions
September 1, 2021
September 7, 2021
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

Are you applying for an FPCC Arts Grant? Learn about the application process, guidelines, and more!

The Individual Artist program is for Indigenous artists and art professionals residing in B.C. Artists should have a demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice in any artistic discipline – visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media and including the contemporary practice of traditionally-based forms.

Applicants must be 19 or older, and have lived in B.C. for at least the past year. They should have basic training in their field, a commitment to their art form and actively working to improve their skills. For the purposes of this program, the term “Indigenous artists” refers to a person of Indigenous descent or heritage, and includes First Nations, Métis or Inuit practitioners of both traditionally based and/or contemporary/experimental art forms. Registered Indian Status is not required.

 

Funded by Creative BC, the goal of the Indigenous Music Recording Industry program is to increase the number of Indigenous Recording engineers and recording studios within the province of B.C.

Program participants are required to have previous training, however this grant supports both emerging and established Indigenous recording engineers. Participants build skills and expand their business with short-term mentorship, internship or training opportunities through direct participation in a music recording project. It also provides funding for recording equipment and software enhancements within independent Indigenous recording studios. 

This program supports applicants with Indigenous ancestry, which includes First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Registered Indian Status is not required. Applicants must be residents of B.C.

THE INDIGENOUS MUSIC RECORDING INDUSTRY GRANT

Grant Size:

  • The initiative will provide one-time grants up to a maximum of $30,000.00 Applicant may only receive this grant once. Up to 50% of the grant ($15,000.00 maximum) can be requested to enhance or upgrade studio  equipment for the applicant.
  • The purpose of this initiative is to support Indigenous recording engineers currently active within the B.C. music industry; broadening their knowledge, skills, networking, and business opportunities. Proposals will include a mentorship program with a described project, a relevant learning plan, and stated long-term goals.

Eligibility:

  • For the purposes of this program, the term “Indigenous recording engineer” refers to an applicant who is a First Nations, Métis, or Inuit practitioner. Registered Indian Status is not required.
  • Applicants must be residents of B.C., and be a) emerging Indigenous recording engineers currently operating an independent recording studio or who have graduated from a recognized professional recording school and have a demonstrated goal of developing an independent recording studio, or b) established Indigenous recording studios or Indigenous recording engineers with their own professional recording studio who are willing to offer a mentorship.

 

The Community Arts Spaces program supports activities including workshops, training, knowledge sharing, workshop materials and minor building renovations and improvements.

Projects must be initiated and directed by Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations or established Indigenous arts collectives. For the purposes of this program, the term “Indigenous artists” refers to a person with Indigenous descent or heritage, and includes First Nations, Métis or Inuit practitioners of both traditional or contemporary art forms. Registered Indian Status is not required.

Contact  to register for any of the virtual information sessions! 

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