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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.

Our Board:

Lillian Edwards, President                  Renee Bond, Vice President

Nicole Oriol, Webmaster                  Karen Edwards, Treasurer



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 We meet approximately once a month on Saturdays at the Brownell Library in Little Compton, RI. 

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