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 programs accessible to as many children and youth in our communities as possible. The Arts Umbrella Bursary Fund allows 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, and apply for Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions, as well as Spring Break and Summer Camps. Your privacy matters to us. All applications are held in confidence.

Download a Bursary Application Package




Questions about our bursary application?

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

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

Scholarships for Young Artists

Extraordinary opportunities

Arts Umbrella provides full and partial scholarships in select programs to students keen to stretch their artistic boundaries in a mentor-based learning environment. Based on application materials, juried reviews and/or interviews, 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

$10,000 and above

David Aisenstat
Barry Scott Legacy Fund
Shannon Belkin
Canada Life
Kimberly Cudney and Fraser Phillips
Face the World Foundation
The Family of Melanie Gold
Dr. Francis Law and Priscilla Lam
The Molnar Group
Dana and John Montalbano
Jeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton
Nicola Family Foundation
Nicola Wealth
Parachute Foundation
Polygon Homes
SIM International
Trigate Properties Group
Ken and Anne Woods
The Young Family Foundation
Cathy Zuo


Neil Aisenstat
Chris Archbold
David and Nyle Beck
Diana Billes
Border Gold
Brightlight Pictures
John Bunting and Sara Dubois-Phillips
Stephanie Carlson
Diana Cartledge Sawers and Mark Sawers
CitiFund Capital Corporation
Chris Coghlan
Bill Crimp
Wayman Crosby
Celia Dawson
Kathryn Dunstan
James Emery
Morris Ergas and Jillian Dixon
Nicola Fameli
Ken Fitzgerald
Tim Gamble
Gateway Casinos
The Giustra Foundation
Goodwyn Family Fund

$1,000-$9,999 (cont)

Julia Green
Carol and Richard Henriquez
Gregory Henriquez
Iridia Medical
J. Ivor McMahen & J. Ann Carter Fund
Jaspreet Rayat Bursary Fund
Colin Jang
Leanne Johnson
Joseph Stauffer Trust
Kirsten Kennedy
Kurbatoff Gallery
Lagniappe Foundation
Rose Lam
Paul Larocque
Longview Communications Inc.
Jill and David Lyall
Barry and E. Anne Macdonald
Mike Mammone
Marin Investments Ltd.
Michelle Martin
Rob McAllister
Alanna McGee
Marily Mearns
Louise and Ian Mummery
Carl Nordmann
Thomas O’Shaughnessy and Omar Dallal
Odlum Brown Limited and Olivera Garcia
Gilles Ouellette
Ali Pejman
Josh Pekarsky and Marla Guralnick
Dylan Reece
Colby Richardson
Peter Rose and Fiona Brodie
Sam Scott
Julie and Michael Seelig
Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott
Strand Properties Corporation
Andrew and Yasmeen Strang
Sunbelt Rentals
David Sung
Martin Thibodeau
Scott Turner and Shaun Cathcart
Van Dop Gallery
Van Kam Freightways Ltd.
Nada Vuksic
Warren, Twyla and Jessica Wall
Waterstreet Wealth Management
Bruce Munro Wright
Yassin Family Foundation

To learn more about how you can support the Arts Umbrella Bursary Fund, contact Fund Development at development@artsumbrella.com.