The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSOA) is pleased to announce that Kyle E. Simmons has been awarded the 2014 BSOA Bursary Award in the amount of $5,000. Kyle is studying interactive arts, majoring in Visual Arts at Niagara College in Canada.  He enjoys videography and is also a keen drummer, playing in a local band Bad Current.

Some 15 aspiring artists applied for the bursary by submitting portfolios of their work. Five candidates were short-listed by members of the BSOA’s bursary selection committee – BSOA governing body members Earl Jones and Catherine Hay, and former BSOA co-president Dr. Edwin Smith.

“Once again the Bursary Committee had a number of talented and worthy applicants to consider. I am impressed with the recipient selected for this year. Kyle Simmons is a young man with an impressive work ethic and emerging strengths in both traditional and interactive media. I expect great things from him.”  Dr. Edwin Smith.

The $5,000 bursary, awarded annually by the BSOA, is designed to provide financial aid to a Bermudian student interested in furthering their post-secondary education in fine arts and/or design. The recipient should be registered at an accredited college or university for either undergraduate or post-graduate studies.

The BSOA is the island’s oldest arts organisation, now over 60 years, and it is hoped that through generous sponsorship the society will be able to increase this bursary in the future to help more talented Bermudian artists fulfill their dreams.