Scholarships for Sweetwater

Scholarships are available for adults and children demonstrating financial need. 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.

  • 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 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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