LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The legacy scholarship program 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.

When the festival after the 2016 event ended and all expenses were paid, $50,000 remained in the bank account that had accumulated over the years. In 2017 the ACCV board voted to establish an investment fund with this money and that led to the inaugural scholarship awards in 2018 funded primarily by sponsors that included many of those who also supported the festival over the years. In time it is hoped that the investments will be a source for the scholarships. In the meantime it can supplement the awards.

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

SCHOLARSHIPS

$500 - $2000

3 Scholarships will be awarded for Visual Arts

&

3 Scholarships will be awarded for Performing Arts

(vocal, instrumental and dance)

ENTRY DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 2019

 

Eligibility and Entry Requirements for

Visual Artists

  • Legal resident in the Greater Conejo Valley.

  • 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 in the Greater Conejo Valley.

  • 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 one 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 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 special reception at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks on April 28 and will be presented with their awards at that time. Families, teachers and other supporters are encouraged to attend

Time is running out!  Get started on your artistic work, statement, and recommendation letter today!

Send questions and recommendations to: conejoarts@gmail.com
Arts Council of the Conejo Valley
403 W. Hillcrest Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
805 381 2747
www.conejoarts.org

 

Last Year's Winners

VISUAL ARTS

FIRST PLACE $1500

MARGARET ROUSE

Oaks Christian High School - Class of 2018

SECOND PLACE $1000

SAMANTHA ALEXANDER

Agoura High School - Class of 2018

THIRD PLACE $500

FIONA BONN

Newbury Park High School - Class of 2018

PERFORMING ARTS

FIRST PLACE $1500

FERNANDO GRIMALDO

Pepperdine University - Class of 2018

SECOND PLACE $1000

KARA COVELESKI

Las Virgenes Academy - Class of 2019

THIRD PLACE $500

TEODELINA MARTELLI

Home Schooled - Class of 2018