The Salt Spring Arts Council offers a number of Bursaries to SSI children and youth annually. The goal of these bursaries is to minimize barriers to access arts education for children and youth on Salt Spring Island, especially for families for whom the cost of workshops is prohibitive.
Application Deadlines – Please note that each workshop has a different deadline. Make sure to submit your application early!
Bursaries are offered based on workshop availability, and cover between 50% and 100% of Registration Fees. Please note that you may be asked to pay the Materials Fee associated with the workshop (usually $10, but occasionally more). Please make sure you have read the full workshop description and that your child is able to attend. To ensure a spot in the workshop, the parent / guardian is responsible for registering the child, and paying the remaining % of the workshop costs, paid no later than one week prior to the start of the workshop.
- the primary residence of the child must be Salt Spring Island;
- open to children and youth between ages 5 – 18;
- the child is able to attend all sessions of the workshop (some exceptions may apply);
- based on indicated financial need.