Helping artists of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential is central to our vision, and to this end, Sweetwater offers numerous programs for the region’s children, youth, and adults. We partner and collaborate with schools and other community organizations to provide affordable and accessible opportunities of the highest artistic quality. Most of our current outreach initiatives target underserved and at-risk youth, and we are working to expand our programming to meet the needs of our region’s aging populations. Sweetwater is proud to offer every student, regardless of age, who wishes to attend a class the opportunity to do so through our need-based scholarship program.
Philanthropy plays a vital role in Sweetwater’s mission: To enrich the lives of both children and adults of all ages in the community by being a cornerstone for arts education and cultural programming. Sweetwater is sustained by the continued support of foundations, trusts, corporations, and individual donors. This support allows the Center to provide the highest quality classes, workshops, and events to anyone regardless of their age and financial situation. Sweetwater is passionate about ensuring its students, members, teaching artists, and outreach partners continue to learn, grow, and ultimately become more well-rounded human beings after experiencing a class, event, or exhibition.