KLEZKANADA YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS
Over the past 15 years, our youth scholarship programs, unique in the Jewish arts world, have allowed hundreds of young artists and scholars of all backgrounds to explore the Yiddish/Jewish cultural heritage. The response has been overwhelming and the stories continue to roll in from participants about the ways in which KlezKanada has been a life-changing experience.
Every year, KlezKanada’s Summer Institute provides interdisciplinary youth scholarships for emerging artists and scholars, ages 16 to 35. This internationally renowned program offers students an opportunity to study with many of the leading teachers of Yiddish/Jewish music and culture, and make friends and form artistic partnerships that will last a lifetime. Often graduating to positions on KlezKanada’s faculty, our scholarship students carry their art and expertise worldwide, becoming the innovative culture makers and teachers of the new Yiddish/Jewish world of today and tomorrow.
Applications for our scholarship program are available online in January. Applicants may apply online, by email or by post. All applicants are expected to include a small portfolio.
A bridge between our scholarship program and international acclaim, KlezKanada’s Fellowship Program brings bright young professional artist/scholars to KlezKanada’s performance and lecture programming. By Invitation Only.