Update on KISSM 2020
Unfortunately, the Kamloops Music Collective has had to make the difficult decision to cancel KISSM 2020 due to health and safety concerns during this global pandemic. While we are not able to proceed with KISSM this year, we are tentatively planning to offer a series of small, one-week summer programs with restricted registration numbers and new COVID-19 protocols in place. Our goal is to maintain continuity of our programs while meeting the needs of local kids and parents in a safe and healthy way. Click the button below to find out more!
Please note that due to the current global crisis, we are forced to suspend our bursary program for the time being. We still have every intention of providing bursaries in the future, but cannot currently guarantee any level of funding or a timeline for bursary distribution. We encourage any eligible families to continue with the application process, and we will be in touch if/when we are able to approve bursaries again. Thank you for your patience and your understanding.
Finances should never prevent a child from participating in the arts. As a non-profit organization, the Kamloops Music Collective is committed to making our programming accessible to as many children and youth in our communities as possible. Our bursaries have helped hundreds of children to register in tuition-based programs at a reduced rate. Applications for bursary funding are open to everyone. To view eligibility and submission details, download the application package below. Your privacy matters to us. All applications are held in confidence.
Bursaries for KISSM are awarded for 3 week registrations on the basis of proven commitment to music and financial need. The number of KISSM Bursaries that we approve is limited by the funding our organization receives. Financial assistance for KISSM generally ranges for $100-$400; however, additional funding for KISSM may be sought through other sources.
We accept bursary applications until May 31st each year.
Boogie The Bridge Cultural Fund
The Boogie the Bridge Cultural Fund (BBCF) is a community-based cultural funding program established in 2005 that provides grants for children ages 5 to 18 who are in need of financial assistance. Recipients of BBCF funding are given the opportunity to participate in cultural programs in Kamloops. We have had many KISSM attendees benefit from this funding in the past.
Whole Note is a new, community-based music program for emerging musicians who are looking to fulfill their passion and potential. Whole Note is open to students in Grades 6-11 in Kamloops. Students accepted into the program receive support in funding music lessons with local music teachers for 10 lessons. They are also given opportunities to perform locally with established music groups in Kamloops. Acceptance into the Whole Note program also includes a full scholarship to attend the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music.