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


Thank you to our generous Bursary Fund supporters


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

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