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 

The City of Lethbridge has created a Fee Assistance Program to ease financial barriers that would otherwise prevent low-income Lethbridge residents from accessing 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 $150 for a maximum of one program in the Fall (July-December) programming seasons (Maximum $300 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 $150 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:

  • Visit  www.lethbridge.ca/feeassistance  and complete the online form 
  • 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 the Low Income Cut-offs Chart on the Fee Assistance page) 

Technological barriers? Need a paper form? Please email  feeassistance@lethbridge.ca  or call 311.