Métis Nation British Columbia is investing $175,000 towards supporting Métis artists

SURREY, B.C. (August 3, 2021) Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) is investing $175,000 towards supporting Métis artists through a new Arts and Culture grant program. The Ministry of Culture, Heritage and Language is excited to pilot the Nakaatchihtow (Skills) Arts and Culture Project Grant this summer which will strengthen Métis cultural visibility in our communities and across the province. This investment comes as part of the historic 2021/2022 Operating Budget which will invest over $79 million into building stronger communities and a stronger MNBC.

The grant was created to elevate and highlight Métis art and culture in British Columbia (B.C.) by supporting Métis artists to create a public art project within their local community.

The Naakatchihtow Arts and Culture Project Grant will provide eligible Métis artists in BC with grant funding ranging between $5000 – $30,000 to support their project. All projects must have an artistic mandate that demonstrates a commitment to their artistic practice, Métis culture and community.

“Ensuring our Métis artists have the opportunity to create unique art, and new ways to express our culture,  is a focus of Métis Nation BC moving forward,” says Minister of Culture, Heritage and Language Patrick Harriott, “Projects like the Naakatchihtow Arts and Culture Project Grant will help produce our next generation of knowledge keepers, which is important to the ongoing vitality of our Métis culture.”

If you are interested in learning more about or applying for the Naakatchihtow Arts and Culture Project Grant, see links below. Please contact chl@mnbc.ca with any questions relating to the project.

Naakatchihtow Arts and Culture Project Grant – Overview

Naakatchihtow Arts and Culture Project Grant – Application