What we learn from the arts, we learn for life

Art is a lifelong love that begins young. So, we have as many programs in Dance, Theatre, and Visual Arts as there are incredible ideas in a child’s mind. Which is a lot. A whole lot. And though we’re interested in cultivating artists, ultimately what we do is cultivate an environment. Where kids can be themselves, explore their identities, and grow into strong capable people with thoughts, visions, and ideas about the world. To learn a love of art. And learn even more from it.

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If you have any questions, our friendly and knowledgeable Student Services staff are ready to help.

COVID-19: The health and safety of our students, families and staff is our top priority. Our COVID-19 Safety & Response Protocols adhere to all current recommended measures, while our Health & Safety Plan includes rigorous cleaning measures, physical distance guidelines, mandatory masks for those aged 6+, and strict health declarations. Read the latest on our measures here.

How to Register


New and returning students can register online. Set up your online account in advance of registration opening, to avoid delays.

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Gift cards

Arts Umbrella gift cards make a lovely gift for any budding young artist! Our programs offer many creative possibilities for students ages 2 to 19. Please contact Student Services to purchase a gift card that can be used toward any Arts Umbrella class.

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Arts Umbrella Granville Island, 1400 Johnston St
604.681.5268 x0

Arts Umbrella South Surrey, The Shops at Morgan Crossing
N116 - 15850 26 Ave, Surrey

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Scholarships & Bursaries


Arts Umbrella Scholarships can help take a student’s arts training to the next stage. Experienced mentors guide intensive scholarship programs, helping committed young artists stretch their boundaries, fine-tune their artistic voices, or polish their portfolios. Contact us for more details about application requirements.

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Creativity is limitless. But for many families, finances can limit access to high-quality arts programming. Arts Umbrella’s Bursary Fund helps young artists experience the freedom of creativity by providing financial support to low- and middle-income families. Based on financial need, Arts Umbrella’s Bursary Fund helps hundreds of families access the arts each year.

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