Enrollment Information

For Scholarships - contact our office PRIOR to registration. 

The "Register Now" button to the right will link you to register for:

  • MAC Classes & Workshops
  • Community School for the Performing Arts (CSPA)

Click HERE for information specific to CSPA!

Enrollment Methods

  • On-line - Click the "Register Now" button at the top to go to your secure registration and online payment! You will be automatically added to our class roster.
  • You can enroll In Person - Visit MAC at 1520 Poyntz Avenue during office hours (M-F 12-5:30).

Payment Requirements 

Please pay in full at the time of enrollment. Online payments will be taken by credit card. Your registration fee includes a $15 non-refundable enrollment deposit.

Reduced Fees & Scholarships

School-age students whose household meets the requirements or the federal free and reduced lunch program are eligible for scholarships. 

We also offer military discounts!

Please call 785-537-4420 and ask for information prior to registration. 

Information on the federal program can be found here.

Scholarships are funded by a grant from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, the YES! Fund at GMCF, and our generous MAC donors..

Cancellations & Refunds

  • $15 non-refundable fee on all classes less than $100 and cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
  • $20 non-refundable fee for all classes $100-200 and cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
  • Classes and camps over $200 will be refunded less 10% the cost of the class/camp if cancelled more than 1 business day in advance.
  • Any class canceled less than 1 business day in advance will be assessed an additional $20 non-refundable fee.
  • Workshops cancelled less than 2 business days in advance will not be eligible for a refund but may be used towards another class or workshop.
  • No refunds will be given after the second session of a class/workshop. 
  • Refunds left on an account are valid until the end of the fiscal year (June 30).

If a class is canceled by MAC, you can choose to either receive a full refund or apply your credit to your account. MAC reserves the right to change or cancel classes for any reason. Please enroll early to secure your spot. 

Student withdrawals for medical or family emergencies or other extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis in regards to the issuing of tuition refunds.  

MAC does not provide transportation to or from any of its classes.
ATA has a bus stop in front of our building.

Education in the Arts

The Manhattan Arts Center (MAC) offers art education to adults and children of all ages and incomes. Throughout the year there are a variety of art and clay classes for adults. We also have educational opportunities for children in theatre, art, ceramics, and music. In the summer, we offer our arts-based day camp "Camp MAC." We also have open studios for artists to work and learn together, including Watercolor Studio, Open Community Studios (various media) , Clay Studio, and coming soon: Metal-smithing Studio.
Nurturing Creative Abilities

Our motto is Arts For All. We believe that arts education enhances the lives of all who participate. With this in mind, we will continue to nurture the creative abilities of Manhattan's children, for they are the future artists, playwrights, actors, singers, and story tellers.