The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley announces that it is accepting applications for its Legacy Scholarships in the Visual and Performing Arts between January 1 and March 25, 2020. Scholarships are awarded to High School Seniors and College Freshman and sophomores, ranging in size from $500 to $2,000. Applicants must have proof of residency in the Conejo Valley and must be applying or accepted to a college or university. Three scholarships will be awarded for visual arts and three for performing arts, including dance, music (vocal and instrumental) and theatre. All details and applications are available on www.conejoarts.org;
Scholarship winners will receive their awards at a special reception on April 25, 2020 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, located at 403 W. Hillcrest Dr. in Thousand Oaks. Their art will be displayed and there is an opportunity for performances at the reception.
This program began in 2018 and was originally funded by proceeds remaining from the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival, which ceased operations and dedicated its funds to these scholarships. Prior winners are currently attending colleges such as the University of Michigan, Loyola Marymount, San Diego State University and Claremont College.
The Arts Council for the Conejo Valley (ACCV) was established in 1969. During its over four decade span, the ACCV has gone through extensive changes in its programs and services. Established as a regional Federation of Arts organization that was formed to promote the community’s cultural development, the ACCV has evolved into a membership support agency that also delivers and co-sponsors many cultural programs. Member services include marketing, technical assistance workshops, and lowered rent at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts. The ACCV has a history of successful partnership in the community. It has joined forces and worked toward a common goal with three major partners – the City of Thousand Oaks, the Conejo Recreation and Park District, and the Conejo Valley Unified School District. The ACCV, in collaboration with Art Trek, created the Conejo Cottontail Project to promote public art throughout the community.