Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursaries - FAQ
How often can I apply for a Bursary? You may only receive an Artscape Daniels Launchpad Bursary once per year. If you are unsuccessful on your first attempt, you can apply again within the same year as long as you meet the eligibility requirements and can fulfill the application criteria.
What classifies as financial need?
You must attest in your application that you would not be able to afford to access the educational supports, tools, resources and space available at Artscape Daniels Launchpad without the financial assistance of a Bursary.
What are the application requirements outside of financial need? Applicants must be 19 years or over; be a professional artist, designer or creator as their main occupation; and have an entrepreneurial desire to take their creative practice/business to the next level.
Is there an age limit for eligibility for the Bursary? Applicants must be 19 years or over to apply, and we accept applications from emerging and established artists.
I don’t live in the Toronto area. Can I still apply? Launchpad was created to serve creatives in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, so preference will be given to those living within close enough proximity to regularly access the facilities and to contribute to the creative community. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.
When will I know if my application has been accepted? You will receive an email response from the Toronto Artscape Foundation in early September to inform you of your status, whether you have been successful or unsuccessful with your application.
What happens once my application has been accepted? If your application is accepted, you will receive an email confirmation inviting you to start the onboarding process by booking an orientation with our Member Services team.
How do I activate my membership once I receive the Bursary? If successful in your application, your membership will be activated once you receive your welcome package. However, approved applicant must attend a mandatory orientation session within a certain time frame in order to access Launchpad’s facility.
Do I have access to all of the facilities with my Bursary?
Yes, the Bursary provides a Full Access Membership to Launchpad, which includes member-level pricing on all event and meeting spaces within Launchpad. The Bursary grants you discounted access to the Digital Media Lab.
Are there any additional usage costs that aren’t included with the Bursary that I’ll be responsible for?
There may be additional costs depending on your needs for digital media lab equipment, meeting rooms or venue space. Special workshops and events outside of the Launchpad Learning offering and social events may also require additional costs. You may be eligible to earn credits toward accessing the Digital Media Lab based on your needs, so please consult with a Member Advisor once you have been oriented to the space.