Barn Arts brings people together to make creativity a vital part of life on Mount Desert Island and beyond.
Barn Arts fosters the development of new artistic projects through free residencies; connects with underserved audiences of all ages through performances and arts education; and produces events and programs that lead to community engagement, enrichment and collaboration.
Barn Arts works towards this mission through the following activities:
A. Presenting original works of performance for multi-generational audiences;
B. Leading and organizing community members in performing arts education and events;
C. Providing Residencies for artists making new works of performance at no cost to the artist;
D. Hosting and producing events that build community through access to the arts; and
E. Engaging in all activities that will further and are consistent with the mission, including, but not limited to: public performances, events, workshops, screenings, exhibits and installations; presentations; festivals; community dialogues and conversations; publication of literature and journalism; public education, and public relations.
Barn Arts is a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.