At Arts Umbrella, we believe that creativity is limitless. For 40 years, we have made our home on Granville Island, where we are members of a vibrant arts community.
In recent years, we have outgrown our 14,000-square-foot space, which is in poor condition due to overuse and age. And while our staff are brimming with ideas for innovative new programs, we simply have no more room for growth. Until now.
It’s time. Time for a larger space built for arts education, exhibition, and performance. Time to build an incubator for artistic expression for the entire community.
Led by award-winning firm Henriquez Partners Architects, we are transforming 1400 Johnston Street into a 50,000 net-square-foot purpose-built youth arts education centre.
Our goal is to raise $37 million to realize this transformative civic project, including a $27-million building campaign and a $10-million endowment fund to ensure we can make a lasting impact in the community. With your support, we can create the new limitless for generations of young people.