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Richland Academy of the Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to education with a focus on the arts, serving Richland County, Ohio and surrounding communities. Our services reach community members from preschoolers to senior citizens. In 2016 we supported the artistic endeavors of over 640 students (who took more than 1,130 classes) and 24 faculty members. As a charter school sponsor, we supported the education of an average of 1,818 students per month at 10 schools throughout the state. We are proud to be a place where anyone can come explore the artist within, and we believe everyone should have an opportunity to explore the arts regardless of financial limitations. Each year we give 25,000 dollars in financial aid to our students – something we could not do without your generosity! In 2017 we would like to reach even more people in our community. That’s where you can make a difference. With your support, we can do more: Make more music, create more visual arts, perform more dance, support more education, and reach more students!

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to support Richland Academy of the Arts and our students.  First and foremost, come to our events!  Watch the dance, hear the music, see the art – enrich your life and celebrate our students’ achievements with us! Once you’ve experienced the art and vitality we have to offer, your financial support can make sure that these experiences continue and expand to new students.

  • $250 covers one year of visual art classes for one student. Art classes are offered for elementary school students through seniors.
  • $600 covers one year of 30-minute private music lessons for one student. Music lessons are offered for a variety of instruments and voice, and in a range of styles including rock and classical.
  • $1,000 covers one year of 2.5 hours per week of dance for one student. Beginning students (in preschool) take only a 1/2 hour per week, whereas our advanced students can take 12-15 hours of dance per week.

Donation Options

Richland Academy offers a variety of financial support options. While most of our scholarships are need based, some are awarded solely on talent or ability. We would be happy to apply your donation to a specific scholarship or department, just designate the scholarship of your choice.
Undesignated donations are always welcome!  If you would like information on currently established scholarships, or creating a new one, please contact Megan Williams at (419) 522-8224.

You can also give to one of our many scholarships:


Thank You!

Richland Academy appreciates any support you can give.  All members of our inaugural Supporter Class of 2017-2018 will receive recognition in 2017-2018 event programs, and one pair of tickets to the paid event of your choice during 2017-2018.


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Don't forget to re-enroll every April! Thank you!





The staff at the Richland Academy shares in your desire for all to have an exceptional experience with the arts. The best way to see if the programs currently offered at the Academy are a fit for you is to request information »

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