What is the Azrieli Scholarhip?
For over 20 years, the Azrieli Scholarship Program at KlezKanada has brought emerging artists and scholars to study at our Laurentian Retreat. One-of-a-kind in the Jewish arts world, the program has allowed hundreds of young artists and scholars of all backgrounds to study Yiddish music and Jewish culture in a uniquely immersive environment.
What does it offer our students?
This internationally renowned program offers students from all over the world an opportunity to study with many of today’s leading teachers of klezmer music, Yiddish song, dance and theatre, and Jewish history, literature, and culture. The experience forges artistic mentorships, builds lasting friendships, and launches promising careers. Often graduating to positions on KlezKanada’s faculty, our scholarship students carry their art and expertise worldwide, becoming innovative culture makers and teachers in the world of Yiddish culture and Jewish music.
Who is eligible to apply?
We invite applications in any field, ages 16-35. Candidates must provide a small portfolio of their work to apply. Le forumlaire est aussi disponible en français.
How does it work?
Each scholarship student is generously subsidized by our donors. Scholarship recipients pay only $375 to secure their spot and contribute to costs of room and board.
To apply for the Azrieli Scholarship Program at KlezKanada, click here.
What are Bernstein Bursaries? How do I apply?
These two bursaries provide substantial subsidy of KlezKanada fees, along with an award of up to $500 CAD in reimbursement for travel expenses to KlezKanada’s Summer Retreat. The Bernstein Bursaries are open to all applicants with financial need, with priority given to applicants from the prairie provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta).
Please note that Bernstein Bursary awardees are still required to pay the regular $375 Scholarship Fee.
To apply for this opportunity, please click the appropriate box on the application for the Azrieli Scholarship Program, available here.
This program is made possible through the generous support of The Zita and Mark Bernstein Family Foundation.
The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2020.
If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please reach out to our Scholarship Coordinator, Avia Moore at klezkanada [dot] scholarships [at] gmail [dot] com.
A bridge between the Azrieli Scholarship Program and international acclaim, KlezKanada’s Fellowship Program brings bright young professional artists and scholars to KlezKanada’s performance and lecture programming. By Invitation Only.