Up with School Arts is a Little Compton-based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting art programs in Eastern, RI and Southeastern Massachusetts public and private schools. It is our mission to bring well known professional musicians and artists to elementary and secondary schools for performances and instruction in their area of specialty.
Up with School Arts also sponsors student mentor-ship programs whereby older, advanced students with exceptional skills in music or the visual arts help other music programs augment their already financially curtailed budgets in these fields. Students, who may be in need of a loaner instrument, are also supplied one courtesy of our organization.
Up with School Arts gives students an opportunity to see practical demonstration of a variety of orchestral; keyboard (organ and piano); as well as many lesser known instruments used in diverse cultures from around the world.
Programs vary from year to year at each school in order to bring a variety of musical and artistic experiences to each student. An important aim of Up with School Arts is to serve more schools in the region with varied and educationally sound programs.
Lillian Edwards, President Renee Bond, Vice President
Lori Craffey, Public Relations Karen Edwards, Treasurer
Dee Holliday, Community Liaison Nicole Oriol, Webmaster
Our Generous Sponsors:
The Howard Bayne Fund
The Carter Family Trust
The Golestaneh Family Trust
The Rhode Island Foundation/Newport County Fund
The Communities We Are Currently Working With Are:
Little Compton, Tiverton, Middletown, New Bedford, Newport, and Portsmouth
If you are an educator interested in working with Up wih School Arts please see our contact info.
Interested in what a typical year is like for us? Click the Calendar of Operations link below! Or if you would like to join Up With School Arts, please email UpWithSchoolArts@gmail.com. We meet approximately once a month on Saturdays at the Brownell Library in Little Compton, RI.