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The Digits & Threads Membership Bursary is a community-supported program to provide a 1-year Studio Membership to residents of Canada who would not otherwise be able to access this membership level. Readers are invited to contribute to the fund in any dollar amount beginning at $5. When contributions to the bursary fund add up to the amount to cover a Studio Membership, we will provide one to an eligible applicant. If there are more eligible applicants than there are available memberships, we will draw by lottery, and applications that are not selected will remain active. We will offer bursaries on a rolling basis.

To apply: Find the application form below. We are operating on the honour system. If your circumstances, whatever they are, prevent you from participating in our community as a Studio Member, please do apply. Bursaries are awarded on a rolling basis as funds become available. If there are more eligible applicants than there are available memberships, bursaries will be provided by lottery. Eligible applications remain active until a bursary is provided.

Recipients of a bursary will be provided a 1-year Studio Membership at no cost. Before the year is up, we will remind recipients to either prepare to renew their membership or to cancel so that it will not auto-renew. We will also invite recipients to apply for another bursary or, if their circumstances have changed, to contribute to the bursary fund.

To contribute: Contributions in any amount starting at $5 help to ensure that our community is accessible and diverse, welcoming and supportive. Please note: Digits & Threads is not a non-profit or charity organization; contributions to the bursary fund are not tax-deductable.

Apply for a Bursary

To apply for a bursary, fill in and submit the application form just below this. It should take just a couple of minutes.

Contribute to the Bursary Fund