Richland Academy of the Arts was founded in 1991, and since has offered over 230 classes, workshops, master classes and individual instruction per year during two 16-week semesters and one 8-week summer term.

The Academy’s excellence has resulted in six-day-a-week programming in music, dance, theater, and the visual arts. Located in downtown Mansfield, the Academy has not only developed a diverse and highly praised curriculum over the past twenty plus years, but also played an important role in the renaissance as well as the redevelopment of downtown Mansfield.

A well-defined scholarship program awarding over $20,000 annually, funded through a community scholarship campaign and the Academy, has made it possible for students from economically-disadvantaged families to be active members of the Academy community. Participation in programs has grown steadily to over 3,038 class registrations per school year.

An additional 10,000 area residents attend year-round performances, including choral concerts, adult and children’s theater, children’s opera theatre, musicals, jazz, dance and student and faculty recitals. Sources of funding in addition to tuition and fees include contributions from Individuals, Corporations, Businesses, Foundations (local, state & national), State of Ohio Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

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Contact Details

  Website
  Person Megan Williams
  City Mansfield , OH
  Zip Code 44902
  Address 75 North Walnut St.
  Phone Number (419) 522-8224

Business Representative

Megan Williams

Registrar and Marketing

Products & Services

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Customer Testimonials

The enthusiasm is infectious for those who frequent the Academy. You can see it in the faces of the employees, the volunteers and the children--of all ages.