Community Involvement

There are several ways to get involved and support OCFTA. Osceola Arts encourages people to volunteer, audition for shows, or support the company financially.

Like most non-profit organizations, Osceola Center for the Arts would not be able to exist successfully without the generous contributions from volunteers. Though the model for Osceola Arts is built on a foundation of giving to the community, the organization would not be able to flourish without the community giving back, too. Many individuals come together, lending their time and energy to Osceola Arts and enabling the organization to achieve incredible things and make a valuable contribution to the greater community. It is easy to volunteer- simply call Osceola Arts and tell them that you are interested! Osceola is always looking for good people to lend a hand with general maintenance around the building, working concessions at events, repairing and cleaning theatrical costumes for shows and classes, setting up and tearing down the sets for theatre shows, taking care of landscaping around the property, managing the technical side of theatre shows, performing in shows, hosting exhibitions and galleries, helping with marketing endeavors, providing or constructing props and set pieces, taking tickets, and more of the specific elements which allow the visual and performance art elements of Osceola come to life.

Many residents are surprised that the plays at Osceola are not always performed entirely by professionals. Indeed, the community often sees itself on the stage, too! Osceola Arts offers auditions for many roles for many of the shows they stage during a season. Consider taking a rudimentary Acting class through Osceola to learn the basic techniques to prepare a monologue (and maybe even a song) for the audition, and eventually, you may even find yourself performing on the stage. Typically, auditions require the prospective thespian to bring their own sheet music and read lines from the script- presumably the lines of the character you want to play in the production! Don’t forget to bring a headshot, and don’t forget to wear clothing that allows you to move with ease and dance, too!

Finally, it is fully possible to become a “Patron of the Arts” for Osceola Arts, too. In fact, the organization depends on such a thing! There are many levels of classification for donors, and every dollar is deeply appreciated by the organization. Different distinctions are made between those who donate $75 and those who donate $10,000, but every single patron receives advance opportunities to purchase tickets, a mention (by name) in show programs, invitations to exclusive events, and more. Donations are tax deductible. The organization also provides five different types of corporate sponsorships: Annual Event Sponsorship, Theatre Production Sponsorship, Outreach Programming Support, Scholarship Fund Support, and Youth Programming Support. Every dollar counts, and this organization uses each one wisely and with accountability!