2018 Nuvein Scholarship: Apply now!


Attention Juniors and Seniors in High School!

Nuvein is proud to launch its Visionary Scholarship Award! The application is due on March 1, 2018. The award is made possible by the Enrique Diaz Scholarship Fund, who alongside Nuvein, have supported students seeking a career in the creative fields.

2016 Nuvein Visionary Scholarship Reception

Earlier this summer, we had the pleasure of awarding our annual Nuvein Visionary Scholarship Award. See all the excitement below! Once again, a heartfelt congratulations to Jimmy Licata and David Godinez who each received a $500 scholarship towards their educational success in the arts.

Apply: Nuvein Visionary Scholarship!

Attention Juniors and Seniors in High School!

Nuvein is excited to launch its Visionary Scholarship Award application on April 28th, 2014. The award is made possible by the Enrique Diaz Scholarship Fund, who alongside Nuvein, have supported students seeking a career in the creative fields.

Check out the link under the Education tab to download the application and read eligibility requirements.

Nuvein ENCOURAGE Micro Grants

Nuvein ENCOURAGE micro grants for local, positive, inclusive, and meaningful arts projects in the SGV

Download Micro Grant / Arts Project Proposal & Presentation Template.

Past grant winners include: 

  • Arts supplies funding for Family Tree Project for El Monte/Rosemead Adult School (ESL program) in 2013
  • Sponsorship funding for PoetryPalooza 2012 and 2013
  • Promotional and Logistic funding for the La Puente Artwalk in 2012 and 2013
  • Sponsorship funding for Friendly Miss El Monte/South El Monte in 2011


Nuvein partners with Arts for LA to have local SGV school board candidates weigh in on Arts Education

Candidate Surveys Social

As part of the Nuvein Foundation’s mission and core values of EDUCATE ENCOURAGE SHOWCASE, the foundation has partnered with Arts for LA for the purpose of having local school board candidates at local San Gabriel Valley community elections share their views on arts education ahead of the upcoming November Election Day.

To this end, Nuvein issues an open invitation to the candidates of the following school districts to participate in the Fall 2013 Arts & Culture Candidate Survey:

Bassett USD

Hacienda-La Puente USD

San Gabriel USD

Mountain View ESD

Valle Lindo ESD

Rowland USD

The community at large in the SGV cities of El Monte, South El Monte, Bassett, City of Industry, Valinda, La Puente, Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Temple City, and West Covina are encouraged to share this invitation to participate with their local candidate.

Download Nuvein’s invitation to participate here:   2013-CandidateSurvey-NuveinLetter



2012 Young Artist Expo


On Thursday, June 7th, 2012 from 2pm-5pm, the Nuvein Foundation for Literature and the Arts will host the “Young Artists Expo” at the Club Cubano del Valle de San Gabriel/San Gabriel Valley Cuban Club (Cuban Club) located at10960 Lower Azusa Rd., El Monte, CA 91731.

The Nuvein Foundation, sponsored by the Community Building Initiative or CCF, will host an event that will provide educational resources as well as information to high school age students in El  Monte interested In pursuing a degree and career in the Arts. This event will also host featured speakers from various artistic disciplines who will speak to the students about how to pursue a career in these fields.

The Nuvein Foundation will also be providing all participants with information on various artistic support groups, events, and organizations throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Juniors (11th graders) in attendance will be given an application for the Nuvein Foundation’s Enrique Diaz Visionary Scholarship, which will award scholarships for arts oriented and college bound students.


11am-12pm: Nuvein Opens Location
12pm- 1:30pm: Event set up (Speakers,Table presentors)
1:30pm-2:00pm: Sound Check
2:00pm-2:40pm: Opening Mixer/Resource Tables
2:40pm-3:00pm: Welcome & Introductions – Chris Trevilla/Nuvein
3:00pm-3:15pm: First Speaker (Theater/Theater Production) –Jose Esparza
3:15pm-3:30pm: Second Speaker (Dance/Choreography) –Luisa Macias
3:30pm-3:45pm: Third Speaker (Writing/Publishing) –Scott Noon Creley
3:45pm-4:00pm: Fourth Speaker (Art/Animation) –Raul Aguirre Jr.
4:00pm-4:20pm: Panel Discussion
4:20pm-5:00pm: Closing Mixer/Resource Tables/Nuvein Scholarship 5:00pm: Closing and Acknowledgments
5:00pm-6:00pm: Clean up and Close Location

Featured Speakers will include:

Raul Aguirre Jr. – Artist/Animator/Creator and Director/Producer behind Studio Raul and Host of the Man vs. Art blog and podcast show.


Luisa Macias-  Dancer/Dance Instructor and Director of Studio Danza of Whittier and Ballet Folklorico de Colores.


Jose Esparza – Dancer/Actor/Dance & Theatre Instructor and Production Team member of the Santa Fe Springs Community Playhouse.


Scott Noon Creley – Adjunct English and Creative Writing Instructor at Whittier College, Writer/Author/Poet & Committee member of the San Gabriel Valley Literature Festival.

Inquiries for this event can be sent to the Nuvein Foundation at info@nuvein.org, while parties interested in participation and exhibiting at this event are urged to contact any member of the Nuvein Executive Board.

Event page (Facebook)