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, 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 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

Barry Scott Legacy FundJeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton
Gateway Casino Robert Lemon, in memory of Robert M. Ledingham

Nicola Family Foundation

Joseph Stauffer Trust
Ken and Anne Woods


Heather Altas
Mary Aubrey
Anne Barnes
Rajin Bawa
David and Nyle Beck
Diana Bennett
Border Gold Corporation
Fiona Brodie and Peter Rose
Jillian Bryan and Mike Clasby
John Bunting and Sara Dubois-Phillips
John and Nina Cassils
Chris Charles
Piers Cunnington
Jason Davies
Nindy Duggan
Tim Esplen

Brian Fearncombe and Cheryl Berge
Tom Ferries and Lisa Pankratz
Gord and Sarah Finlayson
Lorne Folick and Shannon Taylor
The Honourable Dr. Hedy Fry, MP
Kim Gaynor
Geyer Family
Raj Gill
Roland Haebler
Kelly Handerek
Nolan Heuchert
Kelly and William Holms
Jaspreet Rayat Bursary Fund
Maury Kask
Hugh Kenrick
Lisa and Jim Kershaw
Paul Kevener
Kinder Morgan Foundation
KPMG Foundation
Elena Kurbatoff
Omar Ladak
Lagniappe Foundation
Paul Larocque
London Drugs Foundation
Barry and E. Anne Macdonald
Derek MacDonald
Amanda Magee
Marin Investments Limited
Sarah Mathisen and Mike Grilliot
Anne Mathisen
Marily Mearns
Murray and Patty Neilson
John and Diane Norton
Greg Oyhenart and Colleen Lowe
Pearley and Norine Brissenden Fund
Jennifer Podmore Russell
Don and Susan Prins
Richard and Jacquie Prokopandko
Michael Proust
Sukhi Sanghe
Kelly Saran
Navroop Saran
Dr. Michael and July Seelig
Melita and Lorne Segal
John Singleton, QC
David and Tassan Sung
Andrew and Lisa Sweeney
James Tate
John Upton
Stephen Verhoeff
Nada Vuksic
Colin Weinmaster
Darcy Will