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?

Please contact bursaries@artsumbrella.com or call 604-681-5268

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



For more information regarding accessibility, please visit our Accessibility and Learning Supports page.

Thank you to our generous Bursary Fund supporters

$10,000 and above

Charles and Eve Chang
Irene and John DeLucchi
Carol and Richard Henriquez
Sean and Kristen Jones
Mike and Sophia Mackay
Jeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton
Nicola Family Foundation
Nicola Wealth
John Singleton and Brenda Mendieta
Timothy A. Young


Rosalind and Amir Adnani
Heather Altas
Suzanne and Olin Anton QC
Liz Armstrong
Jan and Mark Ballard
David Beck
Diana Bennett
Bennett Jones LLP
Border Gold
Brenda Bradshaw
Doug Brandes
Fiona Brodie and Peter Rose
Etienne Bruson and Anny Morissette
Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.
Jonathan Burke
Michael Burtch
Tracey Cambridge
Stephanie Carlson
Marc Charalambous
Blaire Chisholm
Cameron and Meagan Conn
Martine Cunliffe
Neilin Dhanji
Kevin England
Daniel Frankel
Mitchell and Sean Freedland
Freybe Foundation
Paul and Nicole Geyer
Paul and Julianna Gibbons
Bryan Hall
Nolan and Tanya Heuchert
Tim Hodgins
Harinder and Harp Hoonjan
James Johnston and Barbara Melosky
Joseph Stauffer Trust
The KPMG Foundation
Kebet Holdings Ltd.
Kurbatoff Gallery

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

Chethan Lakshman and Heather Dunn
Paul Larocque
Anson Lee
MengLu Liu
Barry and E. Anne Macdonald
Tara Mackay
Angelica Macpherson
Amanda Magee
Johanie Marcoux
Michelle and Alvin Martin
Michael and Inna O’Brian Family Foundation
Coleen and Howard Nemtin
Peter Neufeld
Keith Neumeyer and Jill Arias
Jana and Marc Niefer
Carl Nordmann
Nurse Next Door
Leah and John O’Neill
Natalia Pearson
Josh Pekarsky and Marla Guralnick
Trudy Pekarsky
Kate Phillips
Carolyn Pinkney
Lynda Prince
Richard and Jacquie Prokopanko
Cliff Proudfoot and Karen Dawson
Stephen and Cathy Radcliffe
Alexandra Radziwill
Dylan Reece
Dave and Pamela Richardson
Steve and Sheri Sammut
Gloria and Eduardo Schwartz
Sam Scott
Michael and Julie Seelig
Graham and Eveline Sibbald
Gina and Arnold Singh
Adam Spear
Bruce and Annabel St. John
Chris and Barbara Stepien
Carla Tak and Christopher Smith
Rod and Jane Talaifar
Laura Tempesta
Robert ten Vaanholt
Dan Turner
Scott Turner and Shaun Cathcart
Terrence and Lisa Turner
Zohreh Waibel
Warren and Twyla Wall
Anne and Patrick Watson
Michael Watt
Bruce Munro Wright, O.B.C
Tony Yue and Joyce Chung

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