Each year, the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts is proud to be able to offer a number of full and partial bursaries to artists wanting to attend MISSA. Financial assistance is made available through the MISSA Bursary Program and is open to artists working in any medium. There are a few memorial bursaries awarded including the Betty Burroughs Memorial Fund for ceramic artists. MISSA also awards a number of Emerging Artist Bursaries to artists 19-29 years old. Bursaries are available on a one-time basis and are applicable to any course offered at MISSA.

“MISSA is amazing! I am incredibly thankful and impressed by the community that comes together to create and participate in the workshops. I feel lucky to have had the chance to be a part of it all.”

MISSA 2016 Bursary Recipient

Bursary Application Process

Please email the scanned completed application form, 3-4 images and a brief bio combined as one PDF document which is under 4MB in size (please use low res images in your file) , to the Executive Director : ed@missa.ca  Only those applications which comply with the single PDF file format will be considered. Thank you.

Bursaries have been awarded. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Selection is undertaken by the Board of Directors and is based on artistic merit, financial need and commitment to art. Partial bursaries typically cover the workshop tuition. Full bursaries cover both tuition and accommodation & meals. Bursaries do not include required course supplies or travel expenses. Recipients are required to contribute a minimum of four hours volunteer time per week and to write a brief report outlining their MISSA experience.

Help us promote MISSA’s Bursary Program and download our Bursary Poster and post at your school, arts or recreation centre.


Thank you for helping to spread the word about bursary opportunities at MISSA!


The Vancouver Island Potters Guild offers a Betty Burroughs Memorial Bursary to members of their guild.  Applications are not longer being accepted as Bursaries have been awarded.


NEW for 2018!  MISSA / MACCA Tuition Bursary

MISSA has been awarded a grant from the Metchosin Arts and Cultural Center Association and we would like to share this opportunity with artists living in Metchosin BC.  The bursary covers tuition and is available on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to availability.

Click here: MACCA Bursary APPLICATION

Send completed application to ed@missa.ca

"MISSA is truly a paradise for artists situated in an immensely creative and scenic environment full of natural beauty. The staff are so incredibly welcoming and caring; you always feel taken care of."

MISSA 2016 Bursary Recipient