Young artist wins grant

Nov 11, 2020

A young Dartmouth artist has been recognized for her talent by the South Coast Artists.

Meghan Camarao, a senior at Dartmouth High School, was awarded the South Coast Artists, Inc. Youth Grant.

Camarao, the second Dartmouth student to receive the grant, said she will use the grant to purchase software to execute an animation series featuring her work on world building, according to a release from the organization.

She also plans to attend a Rhode Island School of Design class on animation.

The $500 grant is awarded annually to a high school student in Dartmouth, Westport, Tiverton, or Little Compton to encourage artists to explore by helping cover the cost of materials, classes, or other expenses.

The Youth Grant was created in memory of Poole Barker, a young exhibiting member of the South Coast Artists, to encourage Poole’s spirit of creativity, joy, and exploration in other young artists.

For more information about the next round of micro-grants, visit, or contact youth grant chairperson Amy Thurber at