DVSA Programs


ABOUT Our Bursary Program

At DVSA, we believe there’s an artist in all of us that needs to be nurtured. Making art provides a vital means for self expression and shaping how we engage with the world. It ignites our imagination, develops problem-solving and observational skills, and can improve our overall well-being by reducing stress and boosting confidence.

Through the generous support our community, DVSA is able to offer a limited number of bursaries for children, youth and adults who, because of financial reasons, are unable to attend DVSA classes and workshops.

Bursary application guidelines and tips

At this time, bursaries are available only to those who can demonstrate crucial financial or personal circumstances that limit their ability to attend DVSA.

Be sure to carefully read and fully complete the appropriate application below before submitting.

Children and Youth (below 18 years) Application Form

Adult (18+) Application Form


Spots in DVSA classes fill up quickly. We suggest applications be submitted by the following deadlines to avoid disappointment:

Fall term: on or before August 1
Winter term: on or before December 1
Spring term: on or before February 1
Summer term: on or before April 1

Due to demand and limited resources, DVSA can only accept 1 (one) bursary per student within the DVSA fiscal year (July 1st – June 30th).

Completed applications and supporting documents should be submitted in confidence, via post or email, to:

Dundas Valley School of Art
21 Ogilvie Street
Dundas, Ontario
L9H 2S1
Tel: 905-628-6357
Fax: 905-628-1087
Email: info@dvsa.ca