Through the generosity of the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center Foundation (DFCAC), the Westport Arts Center announces new needs-based art scholarships available to students in Westport, Connecticut.

One needs-based scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded to an outgoing high school senior who will be attending an arts-based college program in Fall 2018. Students can apply by completing an application on Westport Arts Center’s website: Applications for the high school scholarship must be received by April 30, 2018.

Secondly, scholarships are available for individual weeks of the Westport Arts Center’s Summer Camp program by applying through the Town of Westport’s Department of Human Services. Westport Arts Center’s Summer Camp features week-long workshops for ages 4-12, with morning sessions dedicated to ages 4-7 and afternoon sessions designed for ages 8-12. Themed weeks range from painting to clay to three-dimensional art.

Amanda Innes, Executive Director of the Westport Arts Center, stated, “We look forward to collaborating with the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center Foundation to deliver outstanding arts opportunities to the community.  The Foundation’s mission to fund art classes and activities for underserved students and young adults is perfectly aligned with the work we do at the Westport Arts Center.”

Scholarship applicants must demonstrate financial need. To initiate the process for either the high school or summer camp scholarship opportunity, recipients must contact the Town of Westport’s Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 to make an appointment for scholarship consideration.   Questions should be directed to Patty Haberstroh with the Town of Westport’s Department of Human Services: at

Please contact the Westport Arts Center at 203/222-7070 with any questions.


About the Westport Arts Center

The Westport Arts Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting community through the arts, reaches more than 11,000 people annually through outstanding programs in visual arts, arts education, and the performance arts of Chamber music and jazz.

The Westport Arts Center receives philanthropic support from the Katherine and Howard Aibel Foundation; Anthropologie & Co.; Artur and Heida Hermanns Holde Foundation, Inc.; Bernstein Private Wealth Management; Cohen and Wolf, P.C.; Critical Mix; Delamar Southport; Design Within Reach; Dragone Motor Cars; Fairfield County Bank; Fairfield County’s Community Foundation; Fairfield County Hunt Club; 4th Row Films; First County Bank Foundation; GWAY Print Solutions; Hal Prince Music; the Hall Art Foundation; The Hofstetter Baron Group; Hotel Zero Degrees; J.P. Morgan; Land Rover/Jaguar of Fairfield; Moffly Media; Newman’s Own Foundation; Northeast Tent; Serena & Lily; Shack Sackler Foundation; Sontag Advisory LLC; Steven Mancini Salon; Success Printing & Mailing; Teich Gardens; Tito’s Handmade Vodka; Verde Energy USA, Inc.; Wells Fargo Advisors; Westport Now; Westport Resources, a division of United Capital; WPKN and WSHU Public Radio Group. The Westport Arts Center operates with the support of the Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at (203) 222-7070 or The Westport Arts Center gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.




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