NOW OPEN: Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations

Language and arts funding for B.C. First Nations

Hello Funds Fans!  Here’s one to share far and wide with your B.C. aboriginal networks 🙂

A new funding opportunity is available for Aboriginal youth in B.C. who wish to pursue a career in the arts through the Creative Youth Initiatives Program, which is being funded by the B.C. Government.  The First Peoples’ Cultural Council will implement the pilot program, called “Aboriginal Youth Engaged in the Arts” through a partnership with the BC Arts Council, which will provide $200,000 to FPCC for the new program.  Grants of up to $15,000 available.  Deadline: March 17th, 2014

Grants will support projects in any artistic discipline (visual, music, performing, dance, media, literary). 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
  • engage youth in the arts through workshop series with local artists working in any discipline (artist’s fees, materials, facilities)
  • during youth workshops or collaborations, visiting artists work with local artists to build their capacity to engage with youth through the arts

In addition, the following First Peoples’ Cultural Council language programs are now open for applications for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.  Deadline for these applications is April 23rd, 2014, 4:00pm.:
B.C. Language Initiative
FirstVoices
Mentor-Apprentice Program
Language Nest Program
Language Revitalization Planning Program

Please share and re-tweet within interested networks.  Check the March Deadline Alert for lots more funds too!

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