The San Francisco Children’s Art Center has a long history of providing financial aid to families so that as many children as possible may attend classes at our Fort Mason Center studio. The Board and staff are deeply committed to opening the opportunity for creative exploration to children whose families may otherwise not be able to enroll them.

In 1998, a generous Art Center family established the scholarship program. It was named the Raphael Bouganim Memorial Scholarship in honor of a beloved artist, musician, and father with ties to the Art Center.

Over the years the fund has been sustained by individual gifts and foundation support. Each year, annual appeal donors may earmark their contribution to the scholarship fund. The Art Center is honored to acknowledge the current and past support of the scholarship fund by the Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation.

The Art Center’s goal is to provide assistance to as many families as possible. Full scholarships are awarded as needed although most awards are for partial scholarships with the family contributing an amount that fits their budget.


If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please don’t hesitate to call the office at (415) 771-0292 or send an email to

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Once complete, you may scan and send to or submit by mail to:

San Francisco Children’s Art Center
Fort Mason Center
2 Marina Blvd. Building C
San Francisco, CA 94123