The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) invites Aboriginal artists, collectives, and arts organizations to participate in a community consultation as part of the organization's Arts Program Review.
In addition to an upcoming online survey and select interviews, FPCC would like to communicate directly with artists, arts groups, and communities - the people the programs are intended to serve.
Feedback on FPCC's funding programs and the support they provide to artists and communities will be sought through a number of community consultation sessions. They are also interested in hearing community perspectives about which art forms are thriving, art practices that need additional support, any challenges impacting the arts in your community, as well as community members' ideas for addressing these issues.
We previously reported on FPCC consultations in other communities. Now, the Council has turned its eye toward Kelowna and Prince Rupert.
The attached poster provides all event details for the fast approaching community consultations in Kelowna and Prince Rupert. Lunch will be provided during each of the sessions.
Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016: 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Westbank First Nation, Siya Room
Monday, Aug. 29, 2016: 12:30pm - 5:00 pm (FPCC Arts Program Review Session)
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016: 10: am – 3 pm- Grant Writing Workshop
Prince Rupert Library, 101-6th Avenue West
Interested parties can RSVP by phone (250-652-5952) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can contact the FPCC arts program staff to ask any questions or discuss possible assistance with necessary travel expenses.
If the sessions are too far away to participate, you may still contribute via a 20 minute online survey. Please complete the survey most relevant to your experience and perspective, by clicking on the relevant link:
1. Indigenous artists: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BQPFVSK
2. Indigenous arts collectives and organizations: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BW29V62
3. Indigenous Jurors who have adjudicated FPCC or BCAC applications: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BWJ3FTM
Please feel free to share this invitation with your network of Indigenous artists, arts collectives, and arts organizations located in BC. This online survey will be available until August 31, 2016.