The Kamloops Arts Council will review applications after deadline of May 31st, 2022.

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 endeavours.


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 $750, 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  (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.

If you are unable to complete the form due to disability, or vision impairment, you may apply via phone. Please call Tanya, Executive Director, at 250 372 7323 or e-mail at [email protected].

All applicants must be current members of the
Kamloops Arts Council


This form is currently closed for submissions.

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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