Toronto Artscape Foundation Launchpad Bursaries - FAQ

  1. How often can I apply for a Bursary?
    You may apply for an Artscape Daniels Launchpad Bursary once per term. Only applicants who have not received a Bursary may apply to the Bursary Program within the same calendar year.
  2. What classifies as financial need?
    You must attest in your Bursary application that without financial assistance you would not be able to afford to access the services and facilities available through the Bursaries at Artscape Daniels Launchpad.
  3. 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 access and pricing on all event and meeting spaces within Launchpad. This membership includes discounted access to the Digital Media Lab.
  4. Are there any additional usage costs to rent equipment, space, etc. I’ll be responsible for, which aren’t included with the Bursary?
    There may be additional costs for special workshops and events and rental fees may apply to some meeting and venue spaces within Launchpad. Access to the Digital Media Lab is not included in the Bursary Program Full Access Membership.
  5. 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.
  6. Is there an age limit for eligibility for the Bursary?
    Applicants must be 19 years or over to apply, but there is no upper age limit on who can apply.
  7. 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; have an entrepreneurial desire to take their creative practice/business to the next level.
  8. 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 the GTA and Southern Ontario region. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis.
  9. When will I know if I’m accepted?
    Applicants will be notified of the status of their application in early March.
  10. What happens once I’m accepted?
    Approved applicants will receive notification that their application was either accepted as a bursary winner or not. If accepted, you will receive an email confirmation inviting you to start the onboarding process by booking an Orientation with our Member Services team.
  11. When will my membership be activated?
    Memberships are considered active once a successful applicant has been notified. The approved applicant must schedule their orientation in order to access Launchpad’s facility.