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Grant Writing Workshop with First Peoples’ Cultural Council – Friday, September 7th, 2018

September 7, 2018 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


Grant Writing Workshop

First Peoples’ Cultural Council will be offering a free Information Session to learn more about applying for arts grants. There will also be opportunities to speak to staff one on one.

The FPCC Arts Program and the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (AADA) continue to provide great benefits to Indigenous artists, groups, organizations and communities as well as to the general population of B.C. The AADA program is made possible through our long-time partnership with the BC Arts Council (BCAC), as well as an investment from Creative BC and donation from the U.S. based Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies who have reaffirmed their commitment to our partnership through 2019.

The AADA program was established by the provincial Cultural Services Branch in 1993, and since 1996 the First Peoples’ Cultural Council has been responsible for its development and delivery. During the past 22 years, the program has grown significantly, with the number, diversity and quality of applications increasing in tandem with the increase in available grant funds. During the most recent 2017/18 grant cycle from the 144 applications received, 88 projects have been awarded a total of $1,022,358.

Project grants for B.C. First Nations and Indigenous artists, arts and culture organizations, and collectives working in any artistic discipline — visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media. The five multi-disciplinary grant programs are:

  • Emerging Individual Artists up to $5000 – Increase skills and knowledge of your art form through mentorship and training
  • Sharing Traditional Arts
Across Generations up to $12,000
- Teach traditional artistic knowledge and skills to an intergenerational group
  • Organizations and Groups up to $30,000 – Coordinate arts production and build organizational capacity
  • Aboriginal Arts Administrator Internships up to $30,000
- Increase experience, skills and knowledge in arts administration, cultural activation and management, and curatorial practice
  • Aboriginal Youth Engaged
in the Arts up to $13,000
- Create opportunities and encourage youth participation in artistic activity and learning with experienced artists  

Angela Marston is a Coast Salish artist from STZ’UMINUS on Vancouver Island BC. Angela grew up immersed in art as her mother Jane Marston, father David Marston and Master Carver Simon Charlie are mentors she has spent many years learning from. Finding inspiration through honouring her ancestors and spending time in nature she creates unique pieces that reflect her personal life experiences and the beauty that surrounds her. Angela is the Arts Program Associate with First Peoples’ Cultural Council.


September 7, 2018
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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