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Opera House Arts Receives Support For 2015 Season
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Opera House Arts Receives Support For 2015 Season

 Opera House Arts (OHA) is honored to announce that the nonprofit organization received an initial round of support from Maine-based foundations toward its 2015 season. Grants from the Maine Community Foundation and the Maine Arts Commission are helping to increase and support the theater’s capacity and educational programming as important components of Maine’s art and theater infrastructure.

The Maine Arts Commission’s Arts Learning Grant, awarded in September 2014, supports in part OHA’s Partnering to Create an Arts Pathway for Proficiency Based Learning. This project expands and deepens OHA’s arts learning program to systematically include all K-12 students and teachers in the skills needed for flexible, individual learning pathways. This program encompasses multiple engagement between OHA staff and visiting teaching artists in our schools, including monthly MAD (Music, Art & Drama) Morning Meetings; professional development for teachers in arts integrated teaching and learning; the expansion of “The Living Room Project” to include The Old Man and the Sea for middle and high school age students; and a 9-12 Shakespeare immersion program. 

Opera House Arts was also awarded, toward its 2015 season, one of the Arts Commission’s new Partnership Grants. This funding supports the continuation and expansion of OHA’s mission as both a theater and community organization. OHA offers an “Our Own” staged playreading series that provides community members opportunities to participate in thought-provoking new and classic plays; develops successful concert series; screens first run movies, as well as an Alternate Movie subscription series; and fosters community activities. 

The Maine Arts Commission is an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts that supports Maine’s arts and culture through a variety of grants and statewide services. For more information, please visit www.mainearts.com.

The Theater Fund of the Maine Community Foundation awarded OHA a grant in support of staff development in the creation of a new position, Development & Communications Director, making possible the hiring of Kelly Johnson in January 2015.

With offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.mainecf.org.

More information on Opera House Arts’ programs and services is available at www.operahousearts.org.

 

 

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