Indigenous Languages- events, funding, opportunities

 Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Pilot Program. Deadline to Apply February 15, 2019. Arts and culture define and connect us, celebrate our diversity and unite us. The intent of the Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture pilot program is to support arts and cultural events, initiatives and engagement by and for local communities. The focus of this program is communities experiencing hardship, historic oppression or other challenges that would benefit from the power of arts and culture to promote healing, resilience and connection. The program has a focus on small, rural, remote and Indigenous communities through grants ranging from $2,500 – $15,000 for arts and culture events and programs that support resilience and community building.

 Mentor-Apprentice Program-FPCC. Deadline to apply February 15, 2019. The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together over a one-year period.

Indigenous Arts & Stories Competition. Deadline March 31, 2019. The contest is open to Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) between the ages of 6 and 29. Create a writing or art piece that explores Indigenous heritage or culture. Your entry into the Indigenous Arts & Stories competition must include a 200-400 word artist’s or author’s statement that includes a few words about you and explains how your piece explores Indigenous heritage and culture.

Micro-Grants program. Apply throughout the year. Apply Throughout the Year. The FPCC Micro-Grant program assists Indigenous artists and collectives in British Columbia to achieve outcomes that respond to extenuating circumstances and emergent needs, as well as contribute to professional development in all artistic disciplines, With grants of $1,000, this program will assist with projects initiated and directed by Indigenous artists and collectives (groups of three or more people) who have demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice.



  • CBC Emerging Indigenous Doc Maker Program aims to develop a new generation of Indigenous audio producers. It offers technical training, resources and support to young Indigenous creators interested in pursuing a career with CBC Radio. This opportunity is open to freelancers and storytellers, recent broadcast/journalism graduates and CBC staff. Candidates should have some basic training or experience in broadcasting, and a great story to share. Applications are accepted three times a year: February 4, 2019.
  • CBC’s The Doc Mentorship Program is a professional development initiative for Canadian audio freelancers and CBC employees. It’s an unparalleled opportunity for emerging and intermediate audio producers to team up with a veteran doc editors/makers to bring innovative and unique stories to life — and get them broadcast on CBC Radio One. Applications for the Mentorship Program are accepted three times a year: February 4, 2019.
  • Applications for 2019 BC Indigenous Student Awards (Apprenticeship, Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees) and BC Indigenous Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. Instructions on how to apply, links to application forms, and full eligibility criteria can be found at application deadline is March 31, 2019.
  • Call for Research Papers within the context of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Call for submissions20 December 2018 – 1 March 2019. The authors of selected papers will be invited to present at relevant international events and to submit full versions of their papers for publication in Peer Review Journals. In addition, selected research contributions will be selected in June 2019 for publication on the World Report of Languages 2019.
  • Lieutenant Governor’s Medal Program for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation.Eligibility for a post-secondary student award has been expanded and will recognize outstanding contributions in support of inclusion, democracy or reconciliation, on or off campus. The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal now includes students in diploma and degree programs. One of the roles of the lieutenant governor is to profile excellence and promote the history, culture and achievements of all British Columbians. Nominees are chosen by the public post-secondary institution they attend. The medal is presented by the lieutenant governor, when possible, at either spring or fall convocation, with up to 25 students a year receiving the award.
  • Participate in the National Indigenous Music Impact Study. The study will look at the challenges, successes and barriers that the Indigenous music community faces and estimate the contributions and impacts the Indigenous music community has on Canada. APTN and its partners are leading this project and will engage widely with those involved in the Indigenous music community, including anyone (Indigenous or non-Indigenous) who creates, promotes and supports Indigenous music in Canada. Take the survey:


Stephanie Gabel

Senior Advisor

Socio-Economic Partnerships

Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation

T: 778-698-9694



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