First Peoples' Cultural Council Accepting Applications for 2016/17 Arts Funding Programs

First Peoples' Cultural Council is now accepting applications for its arts funding grants, which support First Nations and Aboriginal arts through five programs: Individual Emerging Artists, Organizations and Collectives, Sharing Traditional Arts Across Generations, Arts Administrator Internships and Mentorships, and Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts. 

Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to their practice in any discipline — visual, music, dance, theatre, literary or media arts — and can work in traditional or experimental forms. 

Each year a Peer Adjudication Committee selects recipients from the many deserving proposals through a rigorous review process. In 2016, 77 grants were awarded a total of $877,000 through the five programs.

Deadlines and More Information:

The deadline for all programs is October 31, 2016.

For more information about the recipients of the 2016 Aboriginal Arts Development Awards and Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts, and to download current applications and funding information, visit

Contact FPCC arts staff for more information — Cathi Charles Wherry, Arts Programs Manager, at or Kyla Schorneck, Arts Programs Assistant, at

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