Support Our Mission
The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts is dedicated to promoting education and appreciation of traditional music, dance, art, instrument crafts and associated technologies. The Acadia Trad School’s goal is to build community and help preserve the traditions, using music, dance and crafts of primarily Celtic origin to build bridges between generations and cultures.
As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit, our current efforts involve ensuring the operational sustainability of the Acadia Trad School through robust volunteer participation and a dedicated Board of Trustees, and in building a strong financial foundation for the future through careful business practices and the development of a philanthropic program. Now that we have achieved 501(c)3 status, we will apply for grants and private donations to support additional programming in communities and public schools. Our current and planned activities, some of which are dependent on this funding, are:
- Acadia Trad Festival
- Music enrichment programs for K-12 music students in Bar Harbor, Maine
- Public concerts & associated workshops
- Collaborative music gatherings (sessions)
- Professional development program and support for young artists
- Free online educational and community-building resources
Thank you for your support!
The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 38-4045734.
Support Our Sponsors
Please support the following business and organizations who have made the commitment to be part of our sponsor program. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or in partnering with the Acadia Trad School, please email us at [email protected].
The Acadia Trad Schools works with many wonderful organizations and Festivals to help foster appreciation and preservation of traditional performing arts. Here are a few: