Arts Umbrella


Email Address:
1286 Cartwright Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
Phone: 604.681.5268


Arts Umbrella is a not- for-profit arts education centre for children and youth ages 2 to 19. Arts Umbrella is committed to delivering the highest quality visual and performing arts education to young people, regardless of their socio-economic circumstances.

Designed for teens, Pre-professional and Professional program options are also available, and offer students an enriched artistic practice, with class work focusing on idea development, experimentation, presentation, collaborative projects and portfolio development. Students will have the opportunity to engage in group critiques, converse with guest artists, and visit local exhibitions and performances.

The array of topics that we cater to is exceptionally diverse and includes, architecture, cartooning, computer and classical animation, dance, film making, media arts, painting and drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, theatre and video game design. Using the best-quality instruction and materials, classes balance fun and creative expression with rigor and discipline.

Each year, more than 13,000 young people who may face geographical, cultural or financial barriers to accessing arts education, participate in Arts Umbrella programs free of charge or at a reduced rate through bursaries, scholarships and outreach programs.

For more information and to see our programs calender please check out our website.