A helping hand for families

Finances should never prevent a child from participating in the arts. As a non-profit organization, Arts Umbrella is committed to making our programming accessible to as many children and youth in our communities as possible. Our bursaries allow hundreds of children to register in tuition-based programs at a reduced rate, based on your family’s financial need. Applications for bursary funding are open to everyone. To view eligibility and submission details, download the application package below. Your privacy matters to us. All applications are held in confidence.

Download the Bursary Application Package:




Questions about our bursary application?

In Vancouver please contact bursaries@artsumbrella.com or call 604-681-5268 ext 222.

In Surrey please contact surreybursaries@artsumbrella.com or call 604-535-1127

Make a Bursary Fund donation

Scholarships for Young Artists

Extraordinary opportunities

For students keen to stretch their artistic boundaries in a mentor-based learning environment, Arts Umbrella provides full and partial scholarships. Based on application materials, scholarships are awarded to youth that display passion and commitment to their program.

Youth and Teen Scholarships

Post-Secondary Scholarships

Questions about scholarship programs?

Please contact submissions@artsumbrella.com


Thank you to our generous Bursary Fund supporters

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John and Nina Cassils
Joseph Stauffer Trust
Lagniappe Foundation
Robert Lemon
Michael O’Brian Family Foundation
Viviane and Jay Mehr
Dana and John Montalbano
Jeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton
John and Claire Nicola
Ken and Anne Woods

David Allison and Chris Nicholson
Heather Altas
Mamie Angus
Brad Bardua and Susan Wareing
Barry Scott Legacy Fund
David Battersby
Wayne Berg
Border Gold
John Bunting and Sara Dubois Philips
Sandra Chamberlain-Snider and Mark E. Snider
Brook Charles
Wayman Crosby
Wayne Davidson
David and Lynda Davies
Jason Davies
Jon Dorrington
Tom Ferries and Lisa Pankratz
Dr. Hedy Fry
David Garofalo
Geyer Family
Mark and Debbie Halvorsen
Masood Hasan
Carol and Richard Henriquez
Jaspreet Rayat Bursary Fund
Jim Kershaw
Ken Mayer Studios
George and Karen Killy
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Elena Kurbatoff
Leonard Lara and Michael Prout
Paul Larocque
Steven and Sandi Lee
David and Jill Lyall
Barry and E. Anne Macdonald
Amanda Magee
Marily Mearns
Bjorn Moller
Mark J. Neill and Angela Brooks
John and Diane Norton
Chris O’Riley
Thomas O’Shaughnessy and Omar Dallal
Pearley and Norine Brissenden Fund
Jamie and Michele Pitblado
Susan Powelson
Annabelle Price
Jill and Hart Price
Richard and Jacquie Prokopanko
Dylan Reece
Ron Francis
Regan James Richards
David and Pamela Richardson
John Rose
Gloria Schwartz
John Singleton and Brenda Mendieta
Beverley Steinhoff
Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott
Debbie Thomas
Gavin Toy
Terrence and Lisa Turner
Michael Vermette
Nada Vuksic
Peeter and Mary Wesik
Andrea Zwack