What do we do?

SCHOODIC ARTS FOR ALL is a year round, full service community arts center in Winter Harbor, Maine. Established in 1999, our organization brings together and provides opportunities for people of all ages to experience and appreciate the arts. Schoodic Arts for All programming includes events, performances, workshops, and art exhibits. Our home base is the beautiful historic Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor in which we hold over 80 performances, 15 art exhibits, and over 85 workshops annually.

We have a fully equipped art studio for rent to artists, arts instructors, and an Artist Incubator facility. Each facility provides affordable studio space with public access for artists and the creative to work, teach, and sell. We are a centerpoint of activity for the entire area, an engaging cultural hub for residents and visitors alike.

Mission Statement

To coalesce various artists and community members to develop an arts center providing year round cultural events and activities that hold value for residents of our community. To integrate various organizations in our community in order to explore and preserve our cultural heritage. To encourage participants of all ages to express themselves creatively and gain a lifelong appreciation for the arts and creative spirit. To celebrate creativity through a wide range of cultural workshops, events and performances.

Purpose:

To expand Schoodic Arts for All into a year round program of cultural activity for adults and children in this underserved area.

To implement a program to meet the needs of the geographic area served, utilizing information obtained through community participation in the 1999 Schoodic Arts Festival.

Outcomes:

To have a strong coalition of artists and community members who remain enthusiastically committed to the establishment of a permanent arts center.

To obtain a high level of participation and satisfaction from participants and instructors/performers.

Measurement:

The outcome will be measured by numbers participating as instructors, performers and students. We will collect registration information, questionnaires, and basic satisfaction surveys which will include specific information about geographic distribution of participants.

We have a fully equipped art studio for rent to artists, arts instructors, and an Artist Incubator facility. Each facility provides affordable studio space with public access for artists and the creative to work, teach, and sell. We are a centerpoint of activity for the entire area, an engaging cultural hub for residents and visitors alike.