The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. We serve all ages and cultural populations on Martha’s Vineyard, and work collaboratively with artists, producers, and other cultural organizers within regional, national and international contexts.
The Yard achieves its mission through an integrated ensemble of artist residencies, public performances, local education programs, and year-round community building activities. The YARD ARTS Summer Season runs late may through mid-September, while the new WINTER YARD series populates the period November to may. MAKING IT, The Yard’s intergenerational dance-making and creativity initiative, is now active year-round in all island schools, as well as in after-school programs, libraries, senior centers, at the YMCA, on The Yard’s own Chilmark campus, and in other partner organization sites around the island.