KAC art grants deadline is June 15th

Plus Kristina Benson Art scholarship, Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines May 31

If you’re a local artist or arts group looking for funding for an upcoming project, or an area arts student seeking help with tuition, the Kamloops Arts Council may be able to help.

KAC Grants deadline June 15th – KAC Grants are awarded primarily to assist local artists and arts organizations (in any discipline) to promote their work or further their education. Funds are subject to availability, and applicants must be current members of the KAC to apply. Deadlines have recently changed and are now June 15 and January 15 each year. The application form is available at the KAC website, www.kamloopsarts.ca.

From past KAC Grants recipients: “Thank you for helping to realize the goals of local artists like ourselves. It is enormously helpful… your grant of $500 allowed us to make the foundational recordings for our coming EP.” – Neil Burnett & Christina Zaenker, Crossbow
“Thank you so much! We are so eager to continue developing this piece and the support of the KAC is immensely appreciated.” – Randi Edmundson, The Dorothy Project (a play about a family’s experience with dementia, developed in consultation with the Alzheimer’s Society of BC)

Kristina Benson Art Scholarship deadline May 31st – New this year and sponsored by local artist and wearable art designer Kristina Benson, the Kristina Benson Art Scholarship was created to honour emerging artists pursuing post-secondary education in the visual arts and design fields. The scholarship will be awarded to a current or prospective student demonstrating eagerness, determination to succeed in their field and a passion to intuitively create. One scholarship of $250 may be awarded each year. Guidelines may be found at the KAC website, kamloopsarts.ca.

Julia Appley-Mitra Scholarship deadline May 31st – Students graduating high school this year and going on to post-secondary studies in the fine arts (i.e. music, theatre, dance, creative writing, visual arts, film) are encouraged to apply for the Kamloops Arts Council’s Julia Appley-Mitra Scholarship. Up to two scholarships of $500 each may be awarded. Last year’s recipients were Kathleen Pilatzke (visual arts, University of Lethbridge) and Lukas Vanderlip (theatre, Thompson Rivers University). Application form may be found at the KAC website, kamloopsarts.ca.