Original Peoples Investment Program

This document has been updated as of February 1, 2021.
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The purpose of this document is to outline the roles and responsibilities of assessors, and to outline the criteria and processes of the Original Peoples Investment Program. Committee members must review, understand, and commit to adhere to these terms as well as the program guidelines and policies.

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.

As regulations for gatherings and physical distancing remain in flux, assessments will likely occur remotely using online meeting tools. This may affect the assessment process, timeline, and make-up of the committees outlined below. Applicants and assessors will be notified if significant changes occur.