In addition to a varied array of visual and performing arts programs, we are also dedicated to community enrichment. MSA offers our audiences the opportunity to participate in the forms they see on our stage through workshops with visiting artists, ongoing classes for adults with local teaching artists, and free youth/ family programming. Our RAD! (Reading! Art! Dance!) summer program provides a literacy-rich environment with a focus on reading, dance, and the arts, enhanced by engagement with music, puppet theater, and even the occasional field trip. During the school year, we operate Club MSA: Arts After School, a free no-cost program that allows local students to explore various art forms in a supportive environment with their peers.
In 2021, we launched the Traditional Arts Network (TAN) in collaboration with Cultural Resources. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maine Arts Commission, TAN will pool resources to offer support in marketing, grant-writing, documentation, video production, and access to rehearsal space for New Mainer artists who wish to preserve and share their artistic and cultural practices.