Two scholarships now available for area arts students

New Kristina Benson Art scholarship and Julia Appley-Mitra scholarship application deadlines are May 31

The Kamloops Arts Council invites students graduating high school and going on to post-secondary studies in fine arts, as well as post-secondary visual arts / design students in any year of study, to apply for two scholarships.

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.

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. This award is named after long-time KAC supporter Julia Appley-Mitra.

Deadline for both scholarships is May 31, 2018. More information and application forms may be found on the KAC website.