RICHARD & ELAINE WILLIAMS

LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP 

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THE 2019-2020

Legacy

Scholarship

Winners!

The Richard and Elaine Williams Legacy scholarship program, co-sponsored by the Westlake Village Art Guild, is an out growth of the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival that was staged for thirteen years at the Mary and Richard Carpenter Park on the grounds in front of the Civic Arts Plaza. The festival celebrated the visual and performing arts as a “free to the public” event held over a weekend each September from 2004 to 2016. It also featured a “Children’s Art Experience” that provided the opportunity for supervised playing of musical instruments provided by the New West Symphony under supervision by their musicians and the creation of  “Take Home” visual art pieces supervised by ArtTrek instructors. For a number of years it even had a Shakespeare workshop with children acting scenes from his plays.

Bonn_Fiona_Icy Sunrise_1st place visual.

When the festival event ended after the 2016 and all expenses were paid, monies still remained in the bank account that had accumulated over the years. In 2017 the ACCV board voted to establish an investment fund with these funds that have led to the inaugural scholarship awards in 2018 funded primarily by sponsors that included many of who have supported the festival over the years. Over time the investments have become a major source for the scholarship funding. The ACCV and the Westlake Village Art Guild continue to sponsor this important program and provide a stimulus for emerging student artists in the Conejo Valley.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to changing circumstances around COVID 19, the information below may change. 

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOLARSHIPS

$500 - $2000 AWARDS

3 Scholarships will be awarded for Visual Arts

&

3 Scholarships will be awarded for Performing Arts

(Vocal, Instrumental, Dance and Acting)

Applications Open for submission starting on January 15th, 2021

ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2021

 

SUBMISSION FORMS

SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION

BY MARCH 25th, 2021 ENTRY DEADLINE

Eligibility and Entry Requirements for

Visual Artists

  • Legal Resident of the Greater Conejo Valley.

  • Currently High School Seniors thru to College Sophomores are eligible.

  • Currently registered or plans to register for a fine arts program at an institution of higher learning.

  • Images of artwork must be submitted with the application and must be original and created by the applicant.

  • Application may include an optional letter of recommendation from a current or past art teacher or director.

  • 250 to 500 word statement written by the applicant relating to awards, activities, goals for the future, and any information that will make the applicant stand out.  This should include applicants studies such as workshops, classes, private teachers, etc.

  • Agreement to the liability release.

Eligibility and Entry Requirements for

Performing Artists

  • Legal Resident of the Greater Conejo Valley.

  • Currently High School Seniors thru to College Sophomores are eligible.

  • Application must include name, address, phone and email.

  • Applicants must be currently registered in a music or dance program.

  • Students must be high school seniors through rising college sophomores.

  • Work submitted must be performed by the applicant and must be submitted via a YouTube link and must be  one single shot (no editing please).  If password protected, please include password on your application.

  • An optional letter of recommendation from a teacher or director emailed to the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley.

  • 250 to 500 word statement written by the applicant relating to awards, activities, goals for the future, and any information that will make the applicant stand out.  This should include applicants studies such as workshops, classes, private teachers, etc.

Applicants will be judged by local artists on their submitted work, along with all required statements and letters, by professionals in their designated fields. Applicants will be notified in writing or by phone as to their acceptance. Winners will be featured in a Virtual reception on or before April 28, 2021 and will be presented with their awards at that time. Winners will be presented on the ACCV Website and YouTube Channels.

Time is running out! 

Get started on your artistic work, statement, and recommendation letter today!

Send questions and recommendations to: 


Arts Council of the Conejo Valley
403 W. Hillcrest Blvd. Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
(805) 381 2747
www.conejoarts.org

Richard & Elaine Williams Legacy Scholarship Committee Email: accvvota@gmail.com

 

Past Recipients

VISUAL ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

2019

FIRST PLACE $1,500

RACHEL JACOBS

Agoura High School

SECOND PLACE $1,000

WILHELMINA SCHWIND

Newbury Park High School

THIRD PLACE $500

PRESTON MCQUEEN

Westlake High School

FIRST PLACE $1,500

ELLIOT KIM

Westlake Hich School

SECOND PLACE $1,000

REBECCA BEERSTEIN

Oaks Park Independent School

THIRD PLACE $500

ERIN GONZALES

Century Academy

2018

FIRST PLACE $1,500

MARGARET ROUSE

Oaks Christian High School - Class of 2018

SECOND PLACE $1,000

SAMANTHA ALEXANDER

Agoura High School - Class of 2018

THIRD PLACE $500

FIONA BONN

Newbury Park High School - Class of 2018

FIRST PLACE $1,500

FERNANDO GRIMALDO

Pepperdine University - Class of 2018

SECOND PLACE $1,000

KARA COVELESKI

Las Virgenes Academy - Class of 2019

THIRD PLACE $500

TEODELINA MARTELLI

Home Schooled - Class of 2018