Victor Kolstee Award

In memory of Victor Kolstee ~ A Life Passionately Lived

The Victor Award was created to honour the memory of our beloved Musical Director Victor Kolstee and his vast contributions to the flamenco art form. Throughout his life, he spread his love and passion for flamenco and was a key player in developing Canada’s appreciation for flamenco dance and music.

Flamenco Rosario wants to ensure the ongoing encouragement of flamenco musicians in Canada and has created a biennial award for  Canadian flamenco musicians to pursue their professional development.

Flamenco has given me everything—my wife, my kids, my work. VK

In remembrance of Victor...

The Rosario Ancer Flamenco Arts Society encourages emerging (minimum 2 years of experience) and mid-career Canadian flamenco artists to apply. 

The Inaugural Victor Kolstee Award 2024 is CLOSED

Award: $5,000 

To apply, please email the following to with the subject line “Victor Kolstee Award Application 2024”.

—A letter explaining your intentions in applying for the award, and why you believe you are a good candidate. Include where you are based in Canada. 
—Project description. 
—Curriculum Vitae.
—a 3-5 minute video/ audio of your musical performance.

We look forward to receiving your application.
Please contact if youhave questions about the award.

Submission Deadline: March 29th
Awardee Announcement: May 15th  

The Victor and Rosario Kolstee Fund is administered by Vancouver Foundation. 

Donations to The Victor & Rosario Kolstee fund will help to secure the success of flamenco arts and will continue the legacy of Victor for generations of flamenco musicians to come. The fund also receives match funding through Canada Cultural Endowment Initiatives.