The CVCAF Announces First Scholarship Recipients at The Academy, Palm Desert, CA


Rancho Mirage, CA – June 12, 2012 – The Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF) today announced the first recipients of the Caroline Victoria Arts Award at The Academy in Palm Desert, CA.

“We are so honored to have two fifth grade students, Neeve Sleeve and Lailiani Landeros, winners of this year’s Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Award at The Academy.  They both have exhibited outstanding talent in fine art,” said Elizabeth Wood Coldicutt, president of CVCAF.  “We are delighted that Neeve and Lailani are this year’s recipients as they are both very worthy of recognition.”

According to Dr. Rich Canfield, headmaster of The Academy, “Both students are passionate about the arts and have demonstrated growth in process, production and performance through weekly studio art, music and theatre lessons.  They each have developed an informed appreciation for the arts and are on their way to becoming a lifelong creator, performer, and consumer of the arts.”

The annual scholarship is based on merit as well as financial need and is in recognition of an Academy student’s outstanding achievement in any creative form – fine art, music, photography and theatre.

The purpose of the CVCAF scholarship award is to inspire students to reach their highest level of achievement in their art discipline and to encourage and support student artists toward their creative endeavors.

Since 2006, our foundation has gifted more than 30 art scholarships to students whose passion is painting and fine arts at these schools:

  • Emily Carr University, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA
  • Marywood-Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Shawnigan Lake School, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
  • The Academy, Palm Desert, CA (new in 2012)
  • Since 2008, CVCAF has gifted several grants to benefit students whose passion is filmmaking through the Mary Pickford Institute of Film Education, Los Angeles, CA.
  • To foster cross-cultural awareness and understanding through art, since 2011 the CVCAF has provided funds for art materials and supplies to two schools in China –  Guanyindang Primary School in the suburbs of Jingzhou, China and the Dandelion School, a boarding school for children of rural migrant laborers located in Beijing. 
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