History of MoCo Arts


MoCo Arts_Opening Day_1991Established in November 1991 as The Moving Company Dance Center, dba MoCo Arts plays an integral role in the lives of people in our community. Our mission is to transform lives through movement and creative expression. In fulfilling our mission, we provide accessible, high quality arts and wellness education programs for people of all  ages and levels of ability, advancing the physical, intellectual and social well-being of citizens of Keene and the surrounding Monadnock Region.

Last year, MoCo Arts taught over 2,000 children and adults of all ages and abilities logging over 50,000 hours of student instruction time in dance, theatre, visual arts, music, creative writing and wellness. Our students performed before 10,000 audience members who were witness to our “mission accomplished”—lives transformed.

Moco_paintedfrontOur faculty is our strength. These professional artist/educators are committed to extending their role beyond the classroom. Their community involvement includes school residencies, community classes, community productions, support of downtown events and serving on local boards. Our administrative staff is also recognized in the community for its community service.

In 2016 MoCo embarked on a new journey, fundraising $5 Million to build MoCo a new home, a 17,000 sq ft arts education center in downtown Keene. Click here to learn more about MoCo’s exciting future! 

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