We're Opening

May 18, 2020

The Governor’s Directive on Thursday, May 14, permits facilities such as Richland Academy of the Arts to open utilizing best safety and health practices for all. With consultation from the Richland County Health Department Richland Academy and the Ohio Arts Council, the Board of Directors, faculty, staff are very excited about having you back to participate in all our arts experiences and more.

We want to thank you for your continued loyalty to RAA as we navigated the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. As you well know, the pandemic has changed day-to-day life and created a profoundly different reality which we have adopted and embrace. Please see attached “Preparedness Plan” as recommended by our Board Executive Committee.




5-21 Summer classes, camps, intensives, and private instruction schedules will be posted

5-21 Scholarship Information Available for tuition assistance; Scholarship Applications due 6/11 by 3 pm

5-26 Registration for Summer Begins

5-1 Building opens officially with limited hours (information to follow)

6-15 Summer 2020 classes begin



We are grateful and deeply appreciative of our instructors who accepted the challenge to create “on-line” and multi-platform experiences for our students and the community. The time, effort and creative thinking is an indication of the excellent instructors available to you at the Academy.

No one has been sadder than faculty and staff about the loss of in person instructional time.

The Board of Directors and myself have determined the following consideration for any payment since March 16 through May 25:

The Board has adopted the RAA C-19 Financial Policy :

Payments are due for classes through the 2nd week of March. No payments are due for the 2 weeks of March and April. In an event such as the Covid 19 pandemic, customers will be given a choice of

(1) donation of paid tuition unused to RAA,

(2) credit of any unused funds toward future RAA classes or

(3) refund of unused funds within a 30 day period.

We all understand that this has been a difficult time for everyone including non-profit arts organizations. All private instruction will continue to be paid for all lessons prior to taking.

RECITALS; dance and music

Every attempt is being made to create something in celebration of both our dance and music students. The limitation of group size remains the problem, but we are still working on it! Thank you for understanding.


Richland Academy Board of Directors

Marianne Cooper, Executive Director

Brian Hamilton, President

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