The John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts 

Greetings to all artists and friends!

Below are the Application and Guidelines for Scholarships from the John E. Profant Foundation For The Arts. These are funded by community support of the annual Fiesta Finale as well as by contributions, grants and bequests.


The mission of The John E. Profant Foundation For The Arts, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is to assist developing artists in the categories of music, dance, art, drama, and literature. We are offering scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000, to applicants who successfully complete the audition and review process. The scholarships shall not be limited by age and may be used to provide basic living support as well as tuition depending on individual needs. Successful applicants may reapply for continuing support.

Preference may be given to artists unable to qualify for traditional scholarships, i.e. age, financial situation, etc. The selection committee will consist of established artists residing outside the County of Santa Barbara.


Applications must be postmarked no later than May 31 , 2007. The outside envelope must clearly state the category; dance, art, music, drama, or literature. You are welcome to apply in more than one category, however, you must submit a separate packet (envelope, application and enclosures) for each category. Applicants must be residents of the County of Santa Barbara.

The application consists of two parts:

1. The Application Form - please enclose 3 copies of your completed form.

2. Supporting Material

  • Performing Arts Applicants: (dance, music, and drama) must include a short (NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES) video tape of your work. NO DUETS OR ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES PLEASE. Production quality of the video tape will NOT be considered, as long as it adequately represents your talent.
  • Visual Arts Applicants: must include 8 x 10" photographic prints of your work, no less than three, no more than ten. Inkjet or photocopied images are acceptable.
  • Literature Applicants: must submit representative samples, not to exceed five typed pages.

Three copies of your application and one copy of your supporting material (video, photos, or written material) must be included within one envelope. Clearly mark each photo, written document, or video with your name and phone number. These materials will not be returned.

Mail your applications with supporting material to:

John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts
Attn.: Review Committee
3905 State Street, Suite 7 - 128
Santa Barbara, CA 93105.

Recipients will be notified in August, and awarded funds in September at the Courthouse Mural Room Award Ceremony. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by e-mail. Funds awarded are to be used for the purpose described in the application. A Monitor from our organization will follow-up to assist scholarship winners in following the guidelines to receive funds.

The Application Form

Print the following questions, complete and mail them with the required materials described above. No email submittals will be accepted.


Phone Number:

(You must reside in, or attend school in Santa Barbara County. Can be Santa Barbara resident temporarily attending school outside the county.)

E-mail Address:
(If you do not have a personal email address, submit an email address of a friend or relative who can contact you. This is required for future communications.)

Social Security Number (last 4 digits):

How did you hear about this application?


Description of Enclosed Material: (video, prints, document)

Your Plans for the Funds:

A) Check One Category:

___ Classes/Workshop

___ A project benefiting the community

___ Other ________________________

B) Describe your Goals: In 500 words or less, describe your talent, how you plan to develop your talent, what are your unique needs, and if your application is successful, how will the funds be used?