Youth Arts Access Fund

Waterville Creates believes that all youth, regardless of income, ability, or background, should have access to outstanding arts programming and arts education opportunities. Established in March 2022, our Youth Arts Access Fund (YAAF) provides youth aged 18 and under with free access to Waterville Creates’ events and programs, including movies at the Maine Film Center, theatre camp, plays, concerts, and performances at the Waterville Opera House, and art and clay classes and camps at Ticonic Gallery + Studios. Since its launch, YAAF has been accessed over 3,000 times, providing over $100,000 in free arts experiences.

Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to help ensure that all youth have access to opportunities in the arts. Every gift makes a difference!

All public ticketed events and programs are eligible for the Youth Arts Access Fund unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to use the fund, please call the Ed Harris Box Office at 207.873.7000.


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The Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities is the Youth Arts Access Fund (YAAF) sponsor for April–September! The Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities inspires discussions and challenging conversations around campus. They raise and amplify the intellectual might and passion of the Colby student body, empowering students to chart their own course inspired by the transformative experience of work, play, and collaboration in the arts and the humanities.

Become a YAAF sponsor of the month! You’re gift provides free programming to youth under 18 in our community. For just $1,000/month or a discounted rate of $5,000/6 months, your business can be recognized as a YAAF sponsor of the month and provide critical support for this beloved program.

Benefits include: Logo + link  in Arts Spotlight e-newsletter each week of your sponsored month, logo + link to your website on this YAAF webpage, and weekly Social Media recognition during your sponsorship month.

Contact Jordyn Woodard, Marketing+Development Coordinator, at [email protected] for more information or to sign-up and become a sponsor!

The Youth Arts Access Fund allows all 3 of my kids to participate in a variety of arts I could not afford as a single mom.