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

Barry Scott Legacy Fund
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Jeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton
Canada Life
Gateway Casinos
Christine Moffat
Pamela Moffat
Nicola Family Foundation
Nicola Wealth
Parq Vancouver
Polygon Homes
The Pamela and David Richardson Family Foundation
John Singleton Q.C.
Joseph Stauffer Trust
Trigate Properties Group
Visas Consulting Group
Ken and Anne Woods
Cathy Zuo


Goldie Alam
Mark Angus
Avenue Road
Brad Bardua and Susan Wareing
David and Nyle Beck
Diana Bennett
Rick Bennett
Wayne Berg
Border Gold Corporation
Brightlight Pictures
Fiona Brodie and Peter Rose
Jillian Bryan and Mike Clasby
David Calabrigo
Canaccord Genuity
John and Nina Cassils
Chanel Vancouver
Citifund Capital Corporation
Concert Properties Ltd.
Concord Pacific Developments Inc.
Wayman Crosby
Kimberly Cudney
Wayne Davidson
Celia Dawson
John and Irene DeLucchi
Rob Edel
Tim Esplen
Fulmer Capital Partners
Gadhia Family Fund
Yvonne Gagnon
Richard and Carol Henriquez
Conor Kinsella
Elena Kurbatoff

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

Lagniappe Foundation
Leonardo Lara
Paul Larocque
Robert Lemon
Jill and David Lyall
Longview Communications
Barry and E. Anne Macdonald
Amanda Magee
Marin Investments Ltd.
Michelle Martin
Ray McAuliffe
Marily Mearns
Jay Mehr
Mitchell Freedland Design
The Molnar Group
Richard Nichols
Carl Nordmann
John and Diane Norton
Brent O’Connor
Odlum Brown and Olivera Garcia
Onni Group of Companies
Heather Owen
Anthony Paes-Braga
Pearley and Norine Brissenden Fund
Jennifer Podmore Russell
Richard and Jacquie Prokopanko
Michael Proust
Jaspreet Rayat Bursary Fund
Dylan Reece
Joe Rekab
James Richards
Sue Roppel
Rikia Saddy
Bill Semrau
Warren Schindler
Paul Simpson
Isabelle Spothelfer
Joseph Segal Family Foundation
Dr. Beverley Steinhoff
Lesley Stowe and Geoffrey Scott
Dermot Strong
Sunbelt Rentals
TD Bank Group
Carla Tak
Martin Thibodeau
Gavin Toy
Arnold Vanderveen
Van Kam Freightways
Stephen Verhoeff
Nada Vuksic
Warren, Twyla and Jessica Wall
Wensley Architecture Ltd.
Dana Yan

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