Art Scholarships Still Available, deadline extended to September 30th
Deadline Extended to September 30 to apply for For Cash Grants to Ventura Artists and Art Students

Applications are Now Available through the Museum of Ventura County for the Bonita C McFarland Scholarship and the Forum of the Arts Endowment Grant

Bonita McFarland Scholarship: The Museum of Ventura County announces the application process for its visual arts scholarship is open. This scholarship is named for Bonita McFarland, a generous benefactor to the arts in Ventura County. The Bonita C. McFarland Scholarship is available to any continuing college level student of the visual arts who is also Ventura County resident.

The total amount awarded will be $2,500. In past years, individual awards have been $500 or more, depending on need and number of scholarships given. Applicants will be selected by a committee consisting of museum personnel and members of the art and academic community.

Forum of the Arts Endowment Grant This grant extends to the performing and literary arts, as well as the visual arts. Total amount awarded is also $2,500. The Forum of the Arts was formed in 1961 and was the first organization to offer grants to the local arts community. In 1987 the Forum of the Arts Endowment was transferred to the custodianship of the Fine Arts Committee of the Museum of Ventura County, which continues to award the Forum of the Arts grants.

Applications for each award are due September 30, 2014; they must be postmarked September 30 , 2014 or prior, or delivered to the Museum by Tuesday, September 30 2014, before 5:00 pm.

Applications are available online at, at the Museum or by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the museum, addressed “Danielle/Bonita McFarland Scholarship 2014” c/o Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St., Ventura, CA 93001 on the envelope.