Our mission is to assist developing artists of all ages

The Profant Foundation For The Arts, a non-profit 501-c3,
is an all-volunteer organization, supporting artists
through scholarships, performances and exhibits.

 Sometimes life gets in the way of our dreams, and we believe that artists of all ages
should be encouraged to pursue their talents.

Accomplishments 2000 - 2010
Artist Exhibits and Events are noted below: 

Saks Fifth Avenue, July 2003

Creating Connections

We support our scholarship applicants by helping them make connections and publicizing their work. An advisory team periodically reviews applicants projects to provide input. For three years Saks Fifth Avenue has generously donated a window display featuring artwork by scholarship applicants and others. An exhibit featuring the work of one applicant was held in a new gallery location; a public exhibit in the lobby of the HATCH & PARENT LAW FIRM on State Street featured the work of other applicants, and VONS grocery stores assisted with the recent Children's Fiesta Art Show.

Arts Education

We have plans to support this growing need throughout the community. In July 2000 we began providing funding for workshops for dancers age 8 and up; we have offered a new award to S.B. City College Digital Arts Program for the Best Video of Performing Artist; and we plan to support audience development in 2003 - by helping students to attend and critique performances by nationally known artists.

How You Can Help

Donate a scholarship
Donations for specially named scholarship awards and the endowment fund may be made in honor of a loved one. We appreciate corporate and individual support and funding for our scholarship program.

We welcome the expertise and assistance of individuals who share our love of the arts for special events and projects year round.

Buy a tour for a friend or relative:
Announcing the VIP Pass to Santa Barbara - City of the Arts.

We are offering a "behind the scenes" tour package including luxury accommodations, and visits to special collections, historic homes, private art studios and meet-the-artist receptions following performances -- a unique opportunity to enjoy cultural travel while supporting the arts. This special fund-raiser will garner media attention and bring the donations of art lovers from beyond Santa Barbara. Several tours are scheduled throughout the year. See http://profant.org/events/events.html for detailed information.