Photo: 2022 FNA Award of Distinction, Reg Davidson, Frog Sculpture
BC Achievement’s partners are vital to the sustainability of its programs. The work we are doing now builds the foundation for future artists, community leaders and entrepreneurs and we are grateful for those who support this vibrant community and celebrate the best of our province. It is a straightforward equation – the more British Columbians who engage with BC Achievement programming the more our programs can share the success of their awardees and inspire real change.
Today – we want to express our sincere thanks to The Fulmer Foundation (TFF) which, through the leadership of BC Achievement alumnus, 2010 Community Award recipient and past board director, Yuri Fulmer, has supported the First Nations Art (FNA) program for the past five years.
TFF’s multiyear commitment, which has fulfilled its term, allowed the FNA program to thrive and sustain itself before, during and after the immediacy of the pandemic. Now, as BC Achievement plans for the 17th annual offering of the award, the FNA program is well positioned to grow and develop. We are excited to begin this next phase of the First Nations Art award program, expanding its reach and impact.
BC Achievement is grateful for TFF’s investment in the work we do. It allowed us to lead and deliver the First Nations Art program with the stability, vitality and originality it demands during unprecedented and unusual times. New avenues were pursued and added to the program including BC Achievement’s annual paddle commission with the FNA emerging artist recipient. This commission serves as the recognition piece for the BC Reconciliation Award program and both new commissions are housed in Government House representing the artists’ understanding of the reconciliation journey.
As an independent, registered not-for-profit, BC Achievement relies upon corporate and philanthropic support for all five of its programs. Every contribution makes a difference, and we invite you to join the movement – #bepartofit and invest in the innovative work of program recipients and, in doing so, inspire achievement.
BC Achievement: Elevate Excellence. Share Success. Inspire Change.