First Nations Art Award

Celebrating Indigenous entrepreneurship: Get your IBA Gala tickets starting August 15! 

Join us at the Indigenous Business Award (IBA) Gala Dinner where the 2023 IBA recipients will be honoured and celebrated! The IBA Gala Dinner and award presentation will take place at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 5:30 pm. In an annual event that is synonymous with business excellence for Indigenous entrepreneurs, the 2023 IBA Gala Dinner promises to be a night of celebration, recognition, and inspiration. While showcasing the immense potential and talent inherent within the growing Indigenous economy, the celebration ...

The Office of the Lieutenant Governor and the BC Achievement Foundation announce 2023 Reconciliation Award Recipients

Vancouver, B.C. – The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, in partnership with BC Achievement Foundation, is honoured to announce the recipients of the third British Columbia Reconciliation Award. The award recognizes four extraordinary individuals and two organizations who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, respect, and commitment to furthering reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in the province of British Columbia, or inspired others to continue reconciliation efforts.  Individual Recipients:  Dr. Danièle Behn Smith (Victoria) Chief Willie Sellars (Williams Lake) Klith-waa-taa, Dr. Barney Williams (Campbell River) Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn ...

Celebrating 15 years of the Indigenous Business Award program – thanks to our sponsorship family 

Photo: Vancity, IBA program sponsor Since 2009, the Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program has celebrated over 220 Indigenous businesses, showcasing their courage, skill, and strength that reflect the growing Indigenous economy in British Columbia.  BC Achievement is honoured to uplift these exceptional entrepreneurial models and set a course for others to follow, made possible by our steadfast and evolving sponsorship family.  Today, we express our heartfelt appreciation to the numerous supporters and partners of the IBA program. With each passing year, our sponsorship family grows, ...

Polygon Award in First Nations Art launches its 2023 Call for Nominations

Vancouver, BC (June 1, 2023): The BC Achievement Foundation has launched its 2023 Call for Nominations for the Polygon Award in First Nations Art. The 17th annual Polygon Award in First Nations Art (FNA) program recognizes BC First Nations artists for excellence in traditional, contemporary or media art. The Award is designed for artists from BC First Nations who have demonstrated a commitment to their art practice; have accumulated a body of work; and who are recognized in their communities as artists. “First Nations art in ...

BC Achievement Applied Art + Design Award launches its 2023 Call for Nominations

Vancouver, BC (June 1, 2023): Today the BC Achievement Foundation launched its 2023 Call for Nominations for the 19th annual Applied Art + Design Award. Presented since 2004, the Applied Art + Design (AAD) Award program celebrates British Columbians who excel in creating functional art. The program recognizes artists who work in mediums such as furniture, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, weaving, glass, fashion, to industrial design. “The Applied Art + Design Award program honours creators and makers – those whose innovative work contributes directly to both ...

Last Chance to Nominate an Indigenous Business for the 2023 IBA Program – Nominate Now! 

“The award had a profound impact on our company and community, propelling us to the next level.”Curtis Thomas, Warrior Plumbing, North Vancouver, 2022 IBA Recipient – Business of the Year (11+ employees)  When and Where to Nominate? Nominations for the 2023 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program close tonight, May 31, 2023, at midnight. Visit the BC Achievement website and scroll down to access the nomination form.  How to Nominate? Nominate easily and conveniently online at bcachievement.com. If you have any questions, reach out to indigenousbusiness@bcachievement.com for assistance. ...