Serving the Community With Art


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Grants for Youth Artists

SCA’s Memorial Education Fund provides grants for motivated high school students to explore their artistic potential beyond the everyday classroom setting. The cash award helps defray the costs of a student’s self-designed artistic goal, and dovetails with the overarching mission of SCA, Inc. by creating opportunities for discovery, self-expression, and appreciation of the arts.  An all-volunteer team raises the funds and administers this important program.

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Demonstrations during Open Studio Tour

Wayne Fuerst Pottery DemoDuring two weekends each summer, South Coast Arttsts Open Studio Tour gives access to the work of visual artists living and working in Westport and Dartmouth MA, and Tiverton and Little Compton RI. Appoximately 75 artists participate and open their studios to the general public, discuss their art in the environment in which it was made, and offer family-friendly scheduled demonstrations and art education at no cost to participants.

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Ongoing Community Events

SCA Pardon Gray 2014From time to time throughout the year, SCA offers hands-on community activities, such as encouraging young artists to be creative at the annual “Country Day at Pardon Gray” Fair in September. New in 2021 are three SCA community art activities taking place in May as part of SouthCoast Spring Arts week.

FREE Art Cards and Family Guides

SCA art cards

SCA Art Cards have influenced thousands of kids by allowing them to see and think about art in new ways.

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SCA family guides enrich the Open Studio Tours for young children and make the entire free tour more inclusive to families with young children.

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Educational Programs for Artists

Member MeetingThroughout each year, SCA provides ongoing active and participatory experiences that provide artists with creative, art-based strategies for learning and development. Artist members hear artist talks, and learn about materials, concepts, and professional practices through workshops presented by regional educators, business professionals, and other artists.