Hardship Membership

Every artist should be a member of the Kamloops Arts Council Membership. Understanding that some may not have the financial means to purchase an annual membership, we offer assistance to artists experiencing financial hardship.

Upon review of your application, artists who are eligible may qualify for a discounted or free Kamloops Arts Council membership for up to one year, with opportunity to extend. The hardship membership bursary is available for up to 3% of our existing membership count. Should the amount of applications for the financial hardship exceed 3% per calendar year, a further review process will need to take place before further applications may be granted.

To view the application, please click the button below.

Once the completed application has been submitted, please allow up to 5 business days for a response.
If you have any questions that are not answered by these instructions, please contact us at (250) 372-7323 or [email protected].

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7 Seymour Street West (at 1st)
Kamloops, BC V2C 1E4


Tuesday to Saturday,

10am - 12pm & 1 - 4pm

The Kamloops Arts Council office and KAC Main Gallery are located in the city-owned Old Courthouse Cultural Centre at 7 Seymour Street West. We share this wonderful century-old building with the Courthouse Gallery Cooperative and Theatre BC (Mainstage).

Visit us, our gallery and the rest of the amazing arts groups that are housed under one roof!

Please note: Kamloops Arts Council does not handle bookings for rentals of the Old Courthouse.  For information on rentals, please contact City of Kamloops Arts, Facility Booking, at [email protected] or (250) 828-3707.

KAC is situated on the traditional and unceded lands of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc within the ne Secwepemcúl’ecw

We acknowledge the financial support of our Core Supporters: The City of Kamloops and BC Arts Council