The Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit is proud to support Arts Umbrella through the Nicola Wealth Management Invitational to benefit Arts Umbrella.
About Arts Umbrella
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.
Since its inception by five young artistic parents in 1979 with only 45 students, Arts Umbrella has maintained a trail-blazing, forward-looking and community-focused spirit. It has grown consistently and now reaches 25,000 children and youth annually through tuition-based and outreach programs. Demand for Arts Umbrella’s programs continues to increase and, as funding permits, programming grows and evolves to meet this need.
Arts Umbrella relies on community support to continue its mission to inspire kids for life through the arts. Tuition revenues cover 40% of the organization’s annual operating budget, with 5% coming from government. The remaining 55% comes from fund development, including fundraising events and corporate, individual and foundation donations.