The Individual Artists program helps artists to improve their skills and knowledge, pursue new approaches, exhibit or perform and gain recognition from their peers.
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.
This grant is made possible with funding from the BC Arts Council.