Community Partners

As part of its community-based mission, TCAN dedicates resources to provide access to diverse arts programs, reducing barriers to attendance and building appreciation through arts education. TCAN achieves this goal by providing opportunities for local artists and performers to shine, allowing facility rental opportunities to nonprofit and municipal organizations, and making it possible for needy families to attend performances and education programs. 


As the arts community in Natick has grown, TCAN has developed strategic partnerships with selected cultural organizations.

Walnut Hill School for the Arts

The Walnut Hill School for the Arts, an international leader in arts education, has evolved as one of TCAN’s key strategic partners. For a number of years, the two organizations have collaborated to deliver quality theater education and programming to the families of MetroWest.

A Smile In Every Seat

Through partnerships with local Social Service organizations such as Natick Service Council, South Middlesex Opportunity Council of Framingham (SMOC), and the United Way of TriCountry, the Smile in Every Seat program works to promote access to TCAN’s high-quality programing by distributing free tickets and tuition vouchers to families and other members of our community facing economic hardship.



TCAN helps local nonprofit organizations achieve their missions by donating tickets for their fundraising activities. In 2012, hundreds of tickets were contributed to dozens of nonprofit organizations throughout Metrowest. Below is a list of organizations that TCAN supported in 2012:


  • Ashland Education Foundation, Inc.
  • Bates Elementary School, Wellesley
  • Framingham Centre Nursery School
  • Hemenway Elementary, Framingham
  • Holliston PTSA
  • Johnson Elementary School, Natick
  • Joseph E. Fiske School, Wellesley
  • Marian High School, Framingham
  • Natick High School


  • Boy Scout Troop 23
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metrowest
  • Danforth Museum of Art
  • Family Promise Metrowest
  • Natick Community Organic Farm
  • Natick Little League
  • PMC Kids Ride
  • Sudbury Council on Aging

Many community organizations depend on TCAN to provide a professional performing arts venue for programming and fundraising events that support their missions. Below is a list of organizations that partnered with TCAN in 2012:


  • Camp Woodtrail
  • Kevin Fortunato, percussion teacher
  • Morse Institute Library
  • Natick High School, Music Department
  • Natick Parks and Recreation Department
  • Opera Del West
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Tim Roper, piano teacher
  • Tobin School
  • Walnut Hill School for the Arts
  • Wildflower, Inc


  • Allegro School of Music
  • Bacon Free Library
  • Five Crows Gallery and Handcrafted Gifts
  • Friends of Natick High Football
  • Natick High School, Speech Team
  • Wild Lens Inc.


  • Massachusetts Cultural Council
  • MetroWest Chamber of Commerce
  • Natick Center Associates
  • Natick Education Foundation