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First Peoples’ Cultural Council Funding Opportunities

“FPCC Grant funding supports our communities to revitalize their Indigenous languages, arts and cultural heritage in B.C. Current funding opportunities are available here:

“The Community Arts Infrastructure program supports Indigenous arts organizations and unincorporated arts collectives to develop Indigenous workspaces and workshops in order to share artistic skills and knowledge.” For more information:

“The Organizations and Collectives grant helps to build administrative capacity and sustainability for the organization or helps to advance the work of Indigenous artists.” For more information:

“The Indigenous Art Scholarship supports the development of First Nations, MĂ©tis, and Inuit artists and arts practitioners residing in B.C. with funding for education or mentorship. ” For more information:

-from First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Digital Resilience Program for youth: learn video editing, podcasting and art (Scarborough Arts)

“This project is about bringing together newcomer/immigrant youth with Indigenous (First Nations) youth in Manitoulin. Both groups of youth will make digital stories, and share their stories with each other, talk about resilience, and create art to help other youth learn strategies for resilience. The project will take place from February 2021 to September 2022. 

If you want to be part of this project, you must be 14-25. You must be a newcomer/immigrant/first generation Canadian/international student/non-status/refugee. If you are none of these things and are still interested in being part of this project, talk to us.”

For more information, and to apply, please visit:

-from Scarborough Arts

Call to Indigenous artists, authors, and media makers: Create to Learn@Home (imagineNATIVE & TakingITGlobal)

“TakingITGlobal’s Create to Learn program has launched an at-home training initiative in partnership with imagineNATIVE to support students who are interested in learning digital skills through our online video database or through our Create to Learn App.

We are looking for Indigenous artists, authors, and media makers who have skills related to creativity and/or digital content production to share in tutorial videos! We are offering a stipend of $250 per video for an individual video or a series of 2 or 4 videos sharing your skills with students and youth who will be inspired by your talents!

Videos will remain your property, but by participating in this initiative you also give TakingITGlobal and imagineNATIVE perpetual, royalty-free rights to reproduce and share your video(s) free of charge with youth across Canada for learning purposes. By participating, you agree to post/share your videos on Instagram and/or Facebook using the #CreateToLearn hashtag and tag @create2learn + @takingitglobal + @imaginenative. You can create and share tutorial videos as soon as you receive an acceptance e-mail, and all videos applications must be submitted by January 15th 2021.”

For more information and to apply, please visit the Create To Learn online form.

-from imagineNATIVE

Harmonize – An ImagineNATIVE Mentorship

Deadline: December 14, 2020

Harmonize is the imagineNATIVE/Slaight Bullseye Prize reimagined to connect Indigenous musicians with the screen industry and foster collaboration between musicians and filmmakers.

Harmonize, supported by Slaight, is a networking and mentorship opportunity for a Toronto-based Indigenous musician at any stage of their career who is interested in pursuing composition for film & television while working on their own project(s). 

Harmonize is approximately one year in length, running from January to December 2021. It includes sessions with industry professionals who work at the intersection of film & music, networking opportunities to connect with filmmakers and other musicians, in-kind studio time from Bedtracks to professionally record and mix their own track, and consultation with Indigenous-music catalogue Nagamo. 

This opportunity will culminate with $10,000 towards a project, determined by imagineNATIVE staff and the recipient, that combines music and the screen, ex. a music video, composing the score for a short film.

Scheduling of sessions will be determined with the recipient to accommodate their schedule.”

For more information, please visit:

-from ImagineNATIVE

Call for applications – Five in Focus: Indigenous (Women in View)

“Indigenous women-identifying and non-binary writers and directors in Canada are invited to submit an application for Five in Focus: Indigenous, a 10-week project-based professional development program.

Launched at ImagineNATIVE 2020, Five in Focus: Indigenous will promote the advancement of five Indigenous women-identifying writers and directors to take their career to the next level through project development and tailored training. Support for this program is provided by: the Indigenous Screen Office, Telefilm Canada, Canadian Media Fund, Directors Guild of Canada, and Telus.

Five in Focus: Indigenous will be customized to meet the needs of each participant.

1-on-1 mentorship
Each Participant will be paired with an Indigenous industry woman mentor to further develop their projects and provide insight and guidance.

Pitch Coaching
Participants will receive individual sessions with international content development and pitch consultant Jan Miller to develop their personal presentation.

Master Classes
10 virtual master classes will be presented based on the needs of the participants.

Project Resources
• Participants will be paired with a graphic designer to create a professional pitch package for their series or film.
• Participants will be paired with a video editor for those who need a director’s reel.

Virtual Pitch Day
The program will culminate in a virtual “pitch day” where participants will introduce themselves and pitch their project to a selection of industry decision makers.

About Women in View

Women in View is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to gender parity diversity and inclusion in Canadian media both on screen and behind the scenes. Women in View leads in a range of initiatives that seek to generate awareness, promote talent and spark dialogue across the full spectrum of production, policy and artistic arenas. The WIV Board of Directors includes women from across Canada working in a broad spectrum of industry roles.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Women in View

Call for Applications: Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival

“The Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival will be very different from other Fringe Festivals. NIFF is an Indigenous-led project based in a holistic approach to creating a community of support for Indigenous artists rooted in culture and building for a sustainable future. For this reason, the Festival will include the Knowledge Sharing Project – an extensive commitment to the development and transmittal of cultural knowledge and creative practice.

Sharing food, spending time in the Traditional Area (Tipi, Sweat Lodge and Medicine Garden) on the Trent University campus, connecting with local Elders and sharing cultural practices will be central to the project. The project has also been invited by the Band Council to travel to the nearby Curve Lake First Nation to share with the community.
Throughout the project, artists will be supported in leading their own learning. Festival performers will be offered the option of mentorship with either Drew Hayden-Taylor or Muriel Miguel in a format which may include the mentor’s attendance at rehearsals, script or performance development exercises or other interactions. 

Skill development in production and arts administration will also be addressed. There will be specific workshops in tour management and “how to Fringe” led by experienced producers Deb Ratelle and Lee Bolton. Unlike other Fringes, where companies are left on their own to manage their technical needs and work to the very tight schedules of the festival, mentorship will be offered to all performing companies by Nozhem Technical Director Don White.”

For more information, please visit: Please read the guidelines before applying:

-from Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe Festival

BYOBeads Indigenous ONLINE Beading Circle (Thursday evenings 7-9 p.m. ET)

You’re invited to join East End Arts, Native Women in the Arts, and Indigenous, 2-spirit Artist Adam Garnet Jones for BYOBeads Online, taking place every second Thursday evening each month!

BYOBeads Indigenous ONLINE Beading Circle
Online Using Zoom & Registration via EventBrite
Thursday Evenings in Sept-Dec
7-9pm – tune in any time!


Led by Queer Metis bead-artist, novelist, & film-maker, Adam Garnet Jones and hosted by East End Arts, BYOBeads is an intimate opportunity for traditional bead artists, hobby-beaders just learning their craft, experts, elders, and enthusiasts to gather and work together on current project(s), share skills, and show off the beautiful things they’ve been working on!

For the Fall and Winter of 2020, we are thrilled to be partnering with Native Women in the Arts to present an amazing selection of Indigenous guest artists as part of BYOBeads! Each month, we invite a special Indigenous guest artist from a multi-disciplinary art form to share their work at one of our beading circles, and to have a discussion with our participants, making it a true celebration of Indigenous artistry & talent! Guest artists are drawn from Indigenous arts communities all over Canada, featuring music, playwrights, actors, storytellers, visual artists and more, celebrating the broad range of Indigenous artists from east Toronto and beyond. 

So come meet online, bring a cup of your favourite tea, share your bead work, share your tips, enjoy a performance, and gather socially (from a distance!) with people who share your love of this traditional craft.

NOTE: Participants are not required to call in with video – We all know how zoomed out things can get these days, so please, feel free to join us however you feel comfortable (though we would LOVE to see your work!)


For more information and to register, please visit BYOBeads’ Eventbrite page.

-from East End Arts

Virtual Indigenous Art & Craft Symposium (Experience Qalipu)

Experience Qalipu is pleased to announce a Virtual Indigenous Art and Craft Symposium to take place over the month of October.

The symposium will offer two sessions each week, a professional development session every Tuesday and an artist talk every Thursday.

Professional development sessions will include How to Become a Member of the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador, How to Price your Products, a Virtual Craft Fair Information Session, and Social Media for Craftspeople and Artists.

Artist talks will be shared by artists who practice a variety of mediums including Jenelle Duval, Melissa Peter-Paul, and Nelson White.

Tara Saunders, director of Community Development at Qalipu First Nation, describes this event as an “opportunity to advance the professionalism of our Indigenous artists and craftspeople and encourage hobby artists and craftspeople to pursue arts as a career.”

For more information and to register, please visit:

-from Experience Qalipu

Appel de projets : Le studio virtuel / Call for Projects: Virtual Studio (Wapikoni mobile)

“Le studio virtuel accueille une nouvelle cohorte!

Si tu es un.e membre des Premières Nations, Inuit ou Métis, une personne créative, que tu as déjà fait un film et que tu as envie de faire un autre projet artistique, participe à la nouvelle cohorte!
Peu importe ton âge, tu peux y participer!

Le studio virtuel, c’est un espace en ligne pour dĂ©velopper et rĂ©aliser tes idĂ©es ! En solo ou en Ă©quipe ? Court mĂ©trage, balado, projet photo, capsule journalistique?… tout type de projet est possible! Nos cinĂ©astes-accompagnateur.trices et intervenant.e.s sont lĂ  pour t’appuyer.

Les prochaines cohortes
✨ 9 novembre au 11 dĂ©cembre 2020
✨ Janvier – FĂ©vrier 2021 (dates Ă  confirmer)

Pour participer:

  • Remplis le formulaire :
  • Avoir accès Ă  Internet, Ă  un ordinateur, Ă  une camĂ©ra et/ou un tĂ©lĂ©phone intelligent (si le projet nĂ©cessite des images)
  • S’engager pour un minimum de 6 heures par semaine pour la durĂ©e totale du projet (5 semaines)

Inscris-toi au plus tard le 18 octobre Ă  23h59.
Des questions? Écris-nous à studiovirtuel[@]

The virtual studio is back and ready to welcome a new cohort.

If you are a First Nations, Inuit or Metis, a creative person, have already made a film and can’t wait to do another artistic project, then the virtual studio is for you! No matter your age!

The virtual studio is an online space to create and realize your ideas! Short film, podcast, photography project, journalistic capsule?… any type of project is possible! Individual or collective project? No worries! Our filmmaker-mentors and outreach workers are here to guide you.

The next cohorts:
✨November 9 – December 11 2020
✨ January – February 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

To participate:

  • Fill out the form:
  • Have Internet access
  • Have access to a laptop, a camera and/or smartphone (if to project involves images)
  • Be available at least 6 hrs per week for the duration of the project (5 weeks)

Sign up before July 19 at 11:59 P.M.
Questions? Write to us at studiovirtuel[@]”

-from Wapikoni mobile