KISSM 2020 Financial Assistance Applications will Open on March 1st with our KISSM Registration Form!
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.
Bursary application review begins on March 1. Awards are distributed on April 15 and May 15 and as funding allows. 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.