Bursaries

Financial Assistance

AAC Bursary Program – Child Bursary

The Allied Arts Council provides a Bursary Program to ensure children are able to access AAC art education classes (Casa Core Classes) offered at Casa regardless of financial capacity. 

Students wishing to receive a bursary must complete a Bursary Application which includes a declaration of financial need. Families are eligible for a total of five bursaries in a calendar year. Bursaries are valued at 75% of the class fee. Approval of the Bursary Application and payment of the 25% registration fee are required before the student will be admitted to a class.

Applications available at Casa reception.

AAC Bursary Program –  Accessibility Modified Art Program for Adults

The Allied Arts Council provides a Bursary Program to ensure adults with accessibility requirements are able to access AAC art education classes (Casa Core Classes) offered at Casa regardless of financial capacity. 

Students wishing to receive a bursary must complete a Bursary Application which includes a declaration of financial need. Students are eligible for up to five bursaries in a calendar year. Bursaries are valued at 75% of the class fee. 

Approval of the Bursary Application and payment of the 25% registration fee are required before the student will be admitted to a class. 

Applications available at Casa reception.

City of Lethbridge Fee Assistance Program 

**Temporary changes until December 31 or budgeted funding is fully utilized.**

The City of Lethbridge has created a Fee Assistance Program to ease financial barriers that would otherwise prevent low-income Lethbridge residents from having access to local recreation and culture activities. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements may receive fee assistance of up to $150 for a maximum of one program in the Spring (January-June) and $200 for a maximum of one program in the Fall (July-December) programming seasons (Maximum $350 per calendar year). 

  • For all ages 
  • Individuals can use this programming towards arts, culture, recreation and sports opportunities 
  • Individuals qualify for up to $150 in the first half of the year and $200 in the second half of the year
  • Qualifying classes or membership at an organization that offers recreational or cultural activities. This may be used towards classes, workshops or studio access passes. To access this program, individuals must: 
  • Upload proof of City of Lethbridge residency (utility bill, bank statement, government issued mail showing name and address) 
  • Upload proof of qualifying income status (see application for Low Income Cut Offs or currently on CERB) 

Technological barriers? Need a paper form? Please email  feeassistance@lethbridge.ca  or text/call Lori Harasem 403.360.1720