Grant Application



The Kamloops Arts Council will review applications immediately after deadline of 5:00pm April 7, 2020

The Kamloops Arts Council is devoted to the development and enhancement of the arts in
the Kamloops area. We support all artists and art organizations and promote cooperation
among them, government and business. The Kamloops Arts Council works to advocate the
arts in all its forms, and to inform and provide support for arts organizations and individual
artists, including professional and emerging artists.


In this Policy

  • “Artists and art organizations” include individuals, groups of individuals, and organized
    not-for-profit societies and includes artists of all disciplines.
  • “Board” means the Board of Directors of the Kamloops Arts Council
  • “Grant Committee” mean a committee made up of two or more members of the
    KAC Board.
  • “Proposed event” means what the grant is intended to fund.



The Kamloops Arts Council may award financial grants to artists and/or art organizations that are members in good standing.
Grants are awarded primarily to assist local artists and art organizations to promote their art or further their education. Applications that are made by commercial enterprises and for assistance with fundraising events are not eligible.

The objectives of the Kamloops Arts Council grants are to facilitate:

  •  Equal Access – assistance is provided to enable all sectors of the community to
    participate in arts and cultural activities.
  • Community-based leadership – assistance is provided to group or individual
    leaders to enhance their abilities and resources, which will then enable those leaders
    to give back to the community.
  • Local Support – assistance is provided to enable community artists and arts groups
    to help others in the community.
  •  Merit – assistance is provided to support excellence in artistic and cultural


Grant Applications should fall under one of the following categories:

  1.  Professional Development: To help further the artistic development of an
    individual artist or arts organization (e.g., apply for a conference or workshop that
    will advance your artistic path). Note: academic credit courses at universities / colleges
    are not eligible.
  2.  Community Development: To support artistic development in the community
    through initiatives such as workshops, master classes, seminars, performances or
    exhibitions (e.g., apply to produce an event that will benefit the community).



  • The awarding of grants and the amounts thereof will be at the sole discretion of the
    Grant Committee.
  •  An artist or art organization may receive a maximum of 1 grant every 2 years.
  •  Grants from the Kamloops Arts Council range up to a maximum of
    $1000, subject to availability of funds. Awarding of grants is subject to
    availability of funds as determined by the Board.
  • Funding is not provided retroactively. Your proposed project must take place after the
    grant deadline. If the project will take place the same month as the deadline (January
    or June), please speak with a KAC representative prior to submitting your application.
  • Please allow up to 3 months (12 weeks) to receive response.

Applications must include the following to be eligible for consideration by
the Grant Committee:

  • A completed application form, including:
    •  A clear description of the proposed event.
    • Detailed and complete estimate of all the costs and revenues associated with
      the proposed event, including any net benefit that will accrue to the applicant.
    • Description of what KAC grant funds would be used for.
  • For registered societies only: complete annual financial statements for the last completed
    fiscal year.
  • For registered societies only: a list of grants received from any level of government and
    any publicly funded organization showing the amounts received in the last completed
    fiscal year.


Reporting: If your grant is approved, a report of project, including financials, must be
submitted within 90 days of the completion of your event/project. Please keep your reporting
to one page, highlighting the successes and challenges of your event/project. Failure to submit
this report will impact the probability of receiving funding in the future.

All applicants must be current members of the
Kamloops Arts Council


Grant Application - Covid

Your Information

I am applying on behalf of: *
Art You a Member of the Kamloops Arts Council? *
(You must be a current member to apply)
Person to contact on financial matters, if different from above:

Project Information

Financial Information

BUDGET SUMMARY FOR THE EVENT/PROJECT: (Note: If you need additional space please attach a detailed budget.)


(Ticket Sales, Rentals, Sales, ect.)


*Your project budget must balance ~ Estimated Income must total Estimated Expenses
By signing below, you certify that all information in this application is full, true and correct to the best of
your knowledge.


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