With the opening of our new Arts Umbrella location on Granville Island, we have the unique opportunity to expand our footprint in the community. We currently reach 24,000 young people every year, with 80% participating at little or no cost, through bursaries, scholarships, and donor-funded programs.
We currently deliver 16 donor-funded programs at over 100 partner locations, serving 6,700 young people. In 2018, 19,873 students engaged in Arts Umbrella programming on Granville Island and across Metro Vancouver at little or no cost. With the help of our donors and supporters, we provided over 500 bursaries and scholarships to those who needed it most.
By increasing our net square footage, Arts Umbrella will be better positioned to expand our community-based programs. Distance learning labs will allow us to reach into communities across Canada through innovative programs like Connected North.