Madison Youth Arts Center

A Home for Inspiring, Creating, and Connecting

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Welcome to this exciting space that will nurture young people’s curiosity, bring together youth from diverse backgrounds, and create community through artistic expression. We’re excited to continue sharing information about this project as it progresses and we look forward to inviting the entire community to be involved. Check back often for updates and ways you can support this monumental project.  


We’re still finalizing some language, but here’s the latest draft:

Our mission: 

House opportunities for young people to express themselves, discover the arts, and create
connections. Serve as home for the Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs.
Our vision:
By 2025, the broad community will recognize and value the Madison Youth Arts Center
as a vibrant space. Youth from all backgrounds will find a welcoming place to explore, create,
and connect through impactful arts programming that evolves with the missions of those who
call the center home.
Our values: 
Discovery – We celebrate activities that nurture young people’s curiosity, bring together
youth from diverse backgrounds, create community through artistic expression, and
facilitate positive changes in how people think, act, and approach the world.
• Inclusion – We welcome all young people to experience the arts, and we strive to foster a
sense of belonging among all involved.
• Collaboration – We pursue connections among different forms of creative expression and
individuals with diverse backgrounds to create shared experiences that provide insight and
foster growth for those involved.



Located at the corner of East Mifflin and North Ingersoll, across the street from Lapham Elementary, the building includes 15 studio/rehearsal spaces ranging in size from 550 to 2000 square feet, a flexible performance space that will seat about 120, a theater with about 300 fixed seats, a scene and production shop, costume shop and storage, and office space. 


Please give us feedback about how you’d potentially use this exciting new space here.

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Donation helping make Madison Youth Arts Center a reality

Editorial: A home for young artists

New Youth Arts Center Gets $20 Million Gift From Pleasant T. Rowland

American Girl Creator Commits $20 Million to Youth Arts Center
Press Release: Legacy gift propels new Youth Arts Center

Madison Youth Arts Center receives $20M gift from Pleasant Rowland

Developer proposes housing, offices and a Madison Youth Arts Center



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