Richland Academy of the Arts

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Give the gift the gives BEYOND  today!

The Richland Academy of the Arts is open!  We opened under the careful guidance and direction from the Richland County Health Department and County Commissioners, the Governor's Office, and the Ohio Arts Council, because the  safety and well being of our RAA community is our paramount priority and will always drive our decisions as we navigate our way through this time.  

We continue to remain committed to our mission of providing  arts education and thank our dedicated and valued community for their continuous support and patience as we take this journey together.

We understand the significant impact that arts education has on the mental, emotional, and physical health of our students and community. Therefore, we are continuing to develop new educational programs  in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and martial arts that allow opportunities for the well being of our students and community. 

"Your donation to Richland Academy of the Arts will move  BEYOND, sing  BEYOND, and create  BEYOND a one time donation. Your support gives the opportunity for education, inspiration, and value to students of all ages.  Thank you for helping Richland Academy of the Arts live out their mission "Explore the Artist Within" through your contribution." ~Jessica Hiser, Richland Academy Board of Directors, VP and Marketing Committee Chair and the Business Development Director, Spherion Mid-Ohio.


Richland Academy of the Arts is  a 501(C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to arts education focusing on but not limited to dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and martial arts for all ages.  We are located in the Downtown Mansfield Carousel District,  serving Richland County, Ohio, and the surrounding  communities.

We believe that creativity exists in everyone and our mission is to provide an opportunity in an environment where anyone can "Explore the Artist Within."  For the past 29 years, we  have carried out this mission by nurturing our community in an environment of  safety, respect, learning, and imagination. 

Whether you are a parent looking to enrich your child's arts experience,  an adult looking to engage in an arts community, or an audience member looking for arts entertainment Richland Academy of the Arts will provide you with educational, inspirational, and valued opportunities that reach BEYOND.

We continue to offer and create educational arts programming,  currently offering over 50 dance classes, 4 musical theatre classes,  5 martial arts  and self-defense classes,  8 music classes, 5 theatre classes, 7  seniors 60+ classes, 14 private instructors, and custom classes!   With your support, we will continue playing more music, creating more visual arts, performing more dance,  presenting more theatre, and reaching more students!  


There are many ways to support Richland Academy of the Arts and our students.  Sign up for a class, come to our events, and become an active volunteer!  Watch the dance, hear the music, see the art, be an audience member—enrich your life and join us in this arts celebration.

Once you have experienced and feel the impact of the arts, you can can help ensure these experiences for current and future students with a contribution that will give BEYOND  today! 


Your donation during Richland Gives and our Annual Fund will give the gift of the arts and will be used where needed to continue our mission for anyone to  "Explore the Artist Within."

Our generous donors and sponsors made last year's campaign an amazing success! We raised a total of $26,130, naming Richland Academy the Large Non-Profit Leader Board Winner and the recipient of $5,000 in RCF, Giving Tuesday matching grants.  Thank you to everyone that made this possible! 

 This generosity has made it possible for us to continue living our mission of providing arts education for all to "Explore the Artist Within."

We offer both merit based and need based scholarships to our students.  Last year we awarded $27,302 in need based scholarship assistance, allowing 105 students the opportunity to participate in dance, music, visual arts, theatre, and martial arts. This scholarship program is funded through donors, a  scholarship campaign, and the recently designated Doerman Fund. The Doerman Fund was a gift designated for scholarship from the estate of former Mansfield resident Neil Doerman. This fund has allowed us to address the needs of our students and families impacted by COVID 19. 

 Your donations are important and will make a difference by making the arts available to all with an impact  BEYOND a one time donation!

We are happy to apply your donation to wherever you feel it will make the  biggest impact! 

If you would like information on other giving  options including corporate events and educational  sponsorships, please contact Marianne Cooper at 419-522-8224  or 

Thank you!



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