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Where anything... & EVERYTHING is POSSIBLE!

ARTS COLLECTIVE (AC) is a force to be reckoned with... entirely committed to offering diverse, awe-inspiring works across all genres – plays, musicals, improvisation, dance and more!

"Established in 1994, AC is a professionally run organization all about supporting, nurturing and fusing collaborative relationships between all artists, from students to professionals - on and off the stage - to Howard County and beyond.  Everyone!
"Celebrate AC's artistic bravery and unique learning environment!
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AC's Mission, Core Values... and Vision:

  • Programming: 
    AC responds enthusiastically and responsibly to the emergent interest and increasing excitement within the Arts at Howard Community College via vital and dynamic programming, bringing students, staff and the community into the college’s performance spaces, rehearsal halls, and classrooms.
  • Education and Training: 
    AC believes in the unity of the Arts and its crucial role in education.  Dedicated to educating the whole person, The Arts Collective fosters artistic excellence within the areas of Theatre, Dance, Music, Design, and Technical Theatre.  The Arts Collective is committed to offering artistic, hands-on training, on and off the stage, to future practitioners interested in pursuing careers in the Arts (within educational, community, and professional arenas) under the guidance of professional leaders.
  • Integrity and Truth: 
    AC promotes artistic integrity within its programming and within its participants, seeking always to inspire, nurture, challenge, and empower artists and audiences. The Arts Collective explores truth within the arts by taking risks, asking questions and pushing for answers within a safe and disciplined environment.
  • Collaboration:  
    AC values the exchange of ideas within the sphere of artistic collaboration through innovation, imagination and, above all, participation.  Fusing artistic and technical knowledge, experience, talent, and vision - live - at the center of each artistic venture, elevating the total experience for all.