Your support makes a difference. More concerts, more theatre, more youth art classes, more movies, more community events. Less than 50% of our total budget is covered by ticket sales and program fees. By making a gift to Waterville Creates you help sustain outstanding arts and cultural programming that is accessible to all.


Explore, enjoy, and support the arts with a Waterville Creates membership. Your membership will entitle to you to discounts and benefits across all of our divisions, including the Maine Film Center, Waterville Opera House, and Ticonic Gallery + Studios, as well as special perks from our founding partners, the Waterville Public Library and the Colby College Museum of Art.

In addition to the tangible benefits you will receive, your membership will signal your belief in our mission and help us to sustain outstanding, accessible arts programming for all members of our community.

Annual Fund

If you believe in the power of the arts, please make a gift today. If you would like to support a specific program, you may choose to designate your gift to the Maine Film Center, Waterville Opera House, or Ticonic Gallery + Studio. You may choose to make a one-time gift or increase your support with a monthly, recurring gift. All gifts are tax-deductible.

Youth Arts Access Fund

The Youth Arts Access Fund (YAAF) is a dedicated fund that supports free access to Waterville Creates’ events and programs for youth aged 18 and under. Waterville Creates believes all youth, regardless of income, ability, or background, should have access to outstanding arts programming and arts education opportunities.

Community Capital Campaign for the Paul J. Schupf Art Center

The Paul J. Schupf Art Center is a transformative project that will bring together the outstanding programming of the Maine Film Center, Waterville Opera House, Ticonic Gallery + Studios, and the Colby College Museum of Art. For more information on this exciting project and how you can help make this vision a reality, visit or contact the president + CEO of Waterville Creates:
Shannon Haines
[email protected]


We can always use extra hands. Whether you have experience, want to get experience, or simply want to try something new, reach out. We look forward to meeting you!

Waterville Opera House

Our team of volunteers is an integral part of the Waterville Opera House. Volunteering is a rewarding way to give back to your community, build relationships, and earn the benefit of seeing Waterville Opera House performances for free. There are volunteer opportunities for performers, backstage technicians, painters, costume stitchers, ushers, ticket takers, and more.

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Waterville Creates

Waterville Creates has myriad opportunities for volunteers. Our volunteers allow WC and Ticonic Gallery + Studios to extend our reach into the community to offer dynamic exhibitions, classes, and workshops for all audiences. Available opportunities include marketing assistance, administrative support, studio assistance, event coordination, and more.


Maine Film Center

The Maine Film Center relies on a team of dedicated volunteers to present the annual Maine International Film Festival (MIFF). Available opportunities include poster distribution and marketing assistance, ticket taking, event coordination, and more.


Thanks to Our Annual Supporters