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

Rosalind and Amir Adnani
David Aisenstat
Barry Scott Legacy Fund
John and Nina Cassils
Kimberly Cudney and Fraser Phillips
The Family of Melanie Gold
Face the World Foundation
Herrendorf Family Foundation
Doug Janzen and Jacqueline McLeod
MBS Equipment Company Canada
The Molnar Group
Jeff Mooney and Suzanne Bolton
Jill Arias and Keith Neumeyer
Nicola Family Foundation
Nicola Wealth
Marsha and Norman Paul
Polygon Homes
Chris and Tara Poseley
Ken and Anne Woods


Goldie and Ziad Alam
David Allison and Chris Nicholson
Mark Angus
David and Nyle Beck
Douglas Bell
Bennett Jones LLP
Norma and Serge Biln
Border Gold
Tom Bradley and Lori Lothian
Brenda Bradshaw
Fiona Brodie and Peter Rose
Jillian Bryan and Mike Clasby
Stephanie Carlson
Sandra Chamberlain-Snider and
Mark Snider
Joyce Chung and Tony Yue
Laura Clark and David Brown
Cameron and Meagan Conn
Wayman and Penny Crosby
In Honour of Blaine Culling of Legacy Liquor Store
Celia Dawson
Karen Dawson and Cliff Proudfoot
John and Irene DeLucchi
Brian Edwards and Greg Olson
Angela Elster
Susan Evans
Essential Real Estate Inc.
First Majestic Silver Corp.
Daniel Frankel
David Goult
Julia Green

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

Jenny and Roger Hardy
Carol and Richard Henriquez
Gregory Henriquez
Floyd Hill
Jaspreet Rayat Bursary Fund
J. Ivor McMahen & J. Ann Carter Fund
Daryl Johannesen
James Johnston and Barbara Melosky
Joseph Stauffer Trust
Margot Keate West and Ben West
Wayne Keiser and Dianne Beck-Keiser
Jill and Mike Killeen
Kurbatoff Gallery
Lagniappe Foundation
Priscilla Lam
Paul Larocque
Lawson Lundell LLP
Robert Lemon
Barry and E. Anne Macdonald
Johanie Marcoux
Marin Investments
Michelle and Alvin Martin
Jane McLennan
Tracey McVicar
Marily Mearns
Tom and Helen Meighan
Jason Mould
Coleen and Howard Nemtin
John and Claire Nicola
Carl Nordmann
John Nursall
Lucille and Russ Pacey
Nikki Peña and Amir Yekani
Kate Phillips
Richard and Jacquie Prokopanko
Tina Pylot
Margo and Brant Randles
Dylan Reece
Gavin Reynolds
Leonard Schein
Eduardo and Gloria Schwartz
Megan and Peter Seraphim
Shaw Communications Inc.
Andrea Simmonds and Dinesh Samarasakara
John Singleton and Brenda Mendieta
Danielle and Matt Skipp
Adam Spear
Chris and Barbara Stepien
David and Tassan Sung
Rod Talaifar
Eira Thomas
Mike Tsoromocos
Dan Turner
Alexa Uppal
Jacqueline Uppal
Trudy Van Dop and Chester Kmiec
Ryan and Jen Venier
Paul Verhoeff
Nada Vuksic
Timothy A. Young
Leena Yousefi

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