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Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2020

Arts Council for Monterey County


The mission of the Arts Council for Monterey County (Arts4MC) is to improve the quality of life for everyone in our region through the arts.

The Big Idea

Arts Council for Monterey County hopes to continue its College Arts Scholarship program for the second year, providing higher education scholarships for emerging artists. This scholarship empowers high school seniors to achieve their dreams and contribute to Monterey County’s creative vitality and rich artistic heritage in creative fields such as graphic design, fashion design, architecture, digital arts, filmmaking, game design, interactive design and photography, literature, performing and visual arts. A college program gives artists vital access to training and professional mentors as well as knowledge and skills in business, marketing and production. Applications are open to all Monterey County seniors who plan to attend an accredited higher education program. Anticipated awards will be $2,500 each to 10 Monterey County students.

I would like to thank the Arts Council for awarding me this beautiful scholarship because as a student that comes from a low-income family as well as being a first generation, I view this scholarship as an impactful resource that I’m extremely thankful for and I’ll utilize it to its fullest potential. This fall I’m going to CSU East Bay and I’m planning to major in arts because I love art with whole my heart. I look forward to using this scholarship towards enrolling into art classes as well as purchasing art supplies that I might need.

- Vanessa Berumen

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.