Mike Alexander Emerging Indigenous Art Micro-Grant

Mike Alexander Emerging Indigenous Artist Grant
The $250.00 micro-grant supports projects initiated and directed by emerging Indigenous artists in the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Region who have demonstrated commitment to their artistic practice.

Are you an emerging Indigenous artist? Submit your ideas on how to improve your skills or produce new work by applying for this grant. Anishinaabe artist Mike Alexander, in partnership with the Kamloops Arts Council, will award 2 emerging Indigenous artists from the Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo Region with one of two $250 grants to be used to produce activities or projects in the Fine Arts.

Applicants:
- have demonstrated capacity in their field
- can demonstrate their commitment to their art form
- are working to develop their activities to a professional skill level
- work in any artistic discipline

This Emerging Indigenous Art Micro-Grant is to allow artists in the Kamloops-Thompson- Cariboo Region:
- to develop resources to build confidence in their practice
- to reduce barriers to artistic opportunities
- to increase their skills, knowledge and professional development in all artistic disciplines

Individuals may apply for one micro-grant per fiscal year [January 2020 – January 2021].
Applicants may apply for additional micro-grants after they have submitted their final report, due 3 months after receiving their first initial grant.

To complete your application, you will need:
1. A completed application;
2. One reference letter from an artist who can quality your ability and commitment; and
3. A link to your social media site; and
4. Five to seven examples of your work.

Please note: For the purposes of this program, the term “Indigenous artists” includes
Indigenous status, non-status, Métis and/or Inuit.

Mike Alexander has used art to decolonize his life and reclaim his culture by pursuing a career
in the visual arts. As part of his vision to decolonize art and support emerging artists, this pay-it-
forward award is an effort to support young/emerging artists, to know that they are seen,
appreciated, and supported.

The 2020 grant period will be open until January 15th, 2021. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by January 30th , 2021. The successful applicants agree to provide a brief report on their project or activity by April 30th, 2021.

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