Scholarship Information

Scholarships are available for students of all ages demonstrating financial need for classes, summer camps, and workshops. Scholarships are not available for private music or art lessons. Scholarships are sponsored by the Allegheny Regional Asset District (ARAD), The Clarke Family Foundation, The George H. and Susan D. Craig Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, and the generous support of individuals via the Arthur L. Coburn III Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please contact Meredith Bigatel at or 412-741-4405 Ext. 100 with questions.

  • All applications must be received at least one week prior to the start of class.
  • A limited number of scholarship students will be allowed to attend each course.
  • Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Scholarships are not available for individual music lessons, individual art lessons or specialty workshops.
  • All qualified students will be awarded one scholarship per session.
  • Scholarship students are allowed one unexcused absence per class. If students miss more than one class without an excuse they must wait one year to reapply for a scholarship.

Other Opportunities at Sweetwater

Employment Information

Sweetwater is looking for dedicated people with a passion for the arts! Click below to view current employment opportunities at Sweetwater.

Current Openings

Volunteer Information

Want to help? Sweetwater wouldn't be able to provide the high-quality arts education and cultural programming without the help of our volunteers! There are a wide variety of opportunities available to suit all schedules and skill sets! Volunteers earn $6 per hour toward classes at Sweetwater*.

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When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 Sponsors an event.
$750 Covers building operational costs, upkeep, and preservation.
$500 Provides technology updates and improvements.
$400 Aids Outreach Programs for at-risk youth and underserved communities.
$250 Sponsors a teaching artist.
$100 Supports the purchases of ceramic studio glazes and supplies.
$50 Provides one art supply package for classes and workshops.

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