From our facility on Granville Island, we have the strength and capacity to reach an even larger community. We currently deliver 16 free programs reaching over 105 partner locations (e.g. schools, community centres, daycares, etc.) serving 6,700 children and youth. Through donor-funded community programs, as well as donor-funded scholarships and bursaries, we remove financial, social, and cultural barriers to provide Metro Vancouver children opportunities to participate in the arts.
19,873 students engaged in Arts Umbrella programming on Granville Island and across Metro Vancouver in 2018. With the help of our donors and supporters, we provided over 500 bursaries and scholarships to the families and young people who needed it most.
With the opening of the new Arts Umbrella location on Granville Island, we’re in a unique opportunity to expand our footprint in the wider community.
By more than doubling our net square footage, we’ll have more space on Granville Island to launch new programs, and to invite young people to use our spaces. A bigger base will provide us a larger reach. The new building is a springboard for programs to expand to even more community centres, schools, health care hubs, and other facilities across Metro Vancouver, as well as distance learning opportunities across Canada.