Original Peoples Investment Program

Applying to the Original Peoples Investment Program? Calgary Arts Development is pleased to offer this online and on-demand information session.

The Original Peoples Investment Program (OPIP) supports the preservation and revitalization of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) art through art-based projects that are supported and validated by FNMI artists, community, Elders, and Knowledge Keepers. We recognize and support both traditional and contemporary Indigenous artists and arts practices.

The purpose of this session is to provide a little more context around the development of the Original Peoples Investment Program and its specific goals. It also provides some approaches, examples, and questions that might be helpful to consider when determining if you will apply and how best to do so.

It was open to any First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Artist (FNMI) or arts collective, or FNMI-led non-profit arts organization that practices or operates in the Treaty 7 region.

Be sure to read the full guidelines and apply by 4:30pm MT on April 19, 2021.


Please note that Calgary Arts Development staff are continuing to work remotely. If you have any questions about this program please review the Investment Program FAQ or contact Sable Sweetgrass, Specialist, Indigenous Programs at sable.sweetgrass@calgaryartsdevelopment.com or 403.264.5330 ext. 220.