Thank you for your continued support and dedication to our organization. The 2020-21 school year has been a year filled with challenges for us all, and our community has been the backbone of our sustainability.

As MSA strives to keep sharing the joy in our community, we have created The JOY FUND, an emergency fund to help sustain our school during this time of crisis brought on by COVID-19. While our faculty works diligently to provide a full array of virtual performing arts education experiences for our Studio and Academy, your gift to MSA’s JOY FUND will help us bridge a substantial financial gap.

Due to COVID-19’s economic impact and safety concerns for many families, MSA’s enrollment has decreased by over 200 students, resulting in significant losses in revenue. Ticketed performances are also still at risk due to occupancy restrictions and the uncertainty we continue to face. In order to proceed with our mission, we need to raise $47,000 more for MSA’s JOY FUND, meeting a $250,000 fundraising goal to support general operations before the end of our fiscal year, June 30, 2021.

A gift in any amount will make a difference!

We’re also introducing our new “Circle of Joy” Monthly Giving Program for those who are able to make a monthly donation of $25 or more for one year, one of the best ways to help sustain the organization.  

From all of us at Metropolitan School of the Arts, THANK YOU for caring and understanding what it takes to change the world through the kind of arts education that inspires and supports students and teachers to reach their fullest potential as artists, innovators and generous citizens.



To donate by mail, please make check payable to:

Metropolitan School of the Arts, 5775 Barclay Drive, Suite 4, Alexandria, VA 22315
(Please note JOY FUND in memo line)


Metropolitan School of the Arts is a 501(c)3 organization with tax identification number 01-0560112.
Your gift is deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.