Support/Get Involved

Why Get Involved?, Testimonials, Donations, Sponsorship, Volunteers

Why Get Involved?

“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”

–Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts

Jess A.

“ShirleyArts! is a wonderful group to be a part of as they welcome all!”

"ShirleyArts is a close-to-home arts hub with some of the kindest, most talented people. Judgement-free zone where people can embrace their artistic abilities through productions and classes.

If you don't want to take the stage, at least see a production and you will feel the love and happiness radiate from the stage, I promise you!"

Katie F.

Ashley D.

“Great inclusive group. Friendly and welcoming!”

"ShirleyArts! Audition 101 workshop presented by Laurie was very helpful. She took us through the many facets of auditioning with tools, tips and methods to prepare, ease anxiety and raise confidence. In following her advice I can relax more and enjoy the audition experience."

Victoria L.

"An excellent job by the entire cast. What a novel concept to create a play via Zoom meetings! It was creative and delightful, touching on every quirk a person could encounter - with technology twists, to boot. It was a delight to watch. Brava! "

Andrea K.


Your donations help ShirleyArts! support the arts in the community. Donations make it possible for us to offer high-quality, low- and no-cost educational experiences for children, teens, and adults. You help us pay our fees for storage, rehearsals, and performances. And you make it possible for us to support important local charities. Because we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible.

We are especially grateful for your financial donations at this uncertain time. Funds will go towards paying rent for our storage space as well as other running costs.


As a company or an individual, you can support the arts by becoming a sponsor of one or many of our events.

ShirleyArts! is a proud member of Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce. We are grateful for their support and business advice.

Thank you to Phoenix Park for supplying us with much-needed storage space at a reduced rate.

Thank you to the Shirley Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their continued financial support.

Thank you to our ShirleyFest 2021 sponsors:

Watch this space for a future Sponsorship Form link.


Volunteers Keep ShirleyArts! Going!

Most tasks require more than one person to help, and we are happy to train new volunteers. From set building and costume sewing, to printing programs, putting up posters and running the concession stand, there are tasks for many different skill sets. Some tasks require a few hours commitment, while others will take more time. Click the VOLUNTEER link to see how you can help!