Arts Umbrella announces April 10 opening of new arts education centre on Granville Island

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      Arts Umbrella has announced that it will open a new 50,000-square-foot facility dedicated to children and youth arts education on April 10.

      The state-of-the-art building will house six dance studios, four theatre, music and film studios, 10 art and design studios, a 132-seat theatre, a public exhibition space, and a dedicated workshop area.

      Kevin Clark

      “As Canada’s leading non-profit arts education organization for young people," says Arts Umbrella CEO Paul Laroque in a press release, "we are inspired to build on the legacy that Arts Umbrella has earned over the last four decades... Now, we have room to support and inspire more young people to seek wonder through the arts.”

      Kevin Clark

      The new facility is expected to welcome 15,000 children and youth annually via community initiatives, distance learning, bursaries, and scholarships.

      “It is incredibly gratifying to see Arts Umbrella evolve from a grassroots effort into such an impactful organization for young people,” adds Arts Umbrella cofounder Carol Henriquez. “We started Arts Umbrella to ensure young people from all socio-economic backgrounds could access the arts, and seeing that vision expand to touch so many students is truly special."

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