The Langley Arts Councils' bursary program aims to support and encourage young people to participate in the arts through LAC programming. We understand the importance of art in fostering and supporting one's personal and mental health and are committed to helping youth nurture their well-being and creativity through art in our community.

Why Arts Programming:

"Children are remarkably creative, and their minds are very flexible. They are capable of learning anything they set their minds to, and they have the ability to think outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to problems." - Leonardo DaVinci

Engaging in the arts can be a fun and enjoyable way for youth to express themselves, explore their creativity, and learn new skills, while also building confidence and self-esteem. Research has shown that participation in the arts can lead to improved academic performance, social and emotional skills, and cognitive development (Catterall et al., 2012). It can also have a positive impact on mental health; a review published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that participation in art programs was associated with a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety among adolescents (Santos et al., 2016).

Information About Applying


  • Youth under the age of 18
  • Applications must be received prior to the class start date.
  • Any funding awarded must be applied to the LAC arts program or its partnership programs. 
  • The reason for your request for financial assistance
  • What makes you interested in the program you're applying to?
  • Why you should be awarded the Arts Program Bursary
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.

To Apply:

Fill out the application below.  

Selection Process:

Our selection committee will review all applications and select recipients based on household income. Please note due to funding the LAC will not be able to fulfill all requests. We will contact you via the email provided if we require any additional information. Additionally, only successful applicants will be contacted."