Create Solutions Through the Arts

Leverage the power of the arts to amplify your cause and create systemic change!

Solutionary Arts of New England was formed for the purpose of providing artistic services to support important causes and help create solutions in the community.

Bethany Perkins was a choral teacher working with middle school students in Maine who felt disheartened by the state of the world. Wanting to help the children, and with the assistance of her grad school program through the Institute for Humane Education/Antioch University New England, she created a solutionary choral curriculum. Solutionary means identifying inhumane, unsustainable, and unjust systems and then developing solutions that are healthy and equitable for people, animals, and the environment. Students could choose a cause for the year, work on solutions around that cause, and culminate with an educational fundraising concert.
This program was such a success that Bethany was invited to blog about it for the national choral director's association, ACDA, and also gave a presentation on developing this curriculum at the Maine Music Educators' Conference.

Seeing the impact this program had, Bethany wished to expand the scope, and SANE was born. Now, you can contact us to provide an artistic event that illuminates the problem that is important to you or your organization. This can be a concert, skits, poetry, visual art, or a combination. Alternately, we can coach you directly so that you can create such an event yourselves, or in collaboration with us. We can also help you to reach the audiences that most need to hear your message, and those who we need to help make change occur.

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Bethany Perkins

Executive Director/Music Coach

See our "About Us" page!

Megan Cross

Theater Coach

Megan Cross is an actor, director, dialect coach, humane educator, and guest teaching artist. Megan has worked with theater and educational institutions including, Marin Theatre Company, San Francisco Film School, San Jose Rep, Theatre Rhinoceros (the longest running queer theatre in the world), New Conservatory Theater Center of San Francisco, Il Teatro 450, Dramatic Repertory Company, Acorn Productions, City Theater, Oxford Hills Music and Performing Arts Association, Footlights Theatre, Portland Theater Festival, the Maine Principal’s Association, the Maine Drama Council, and the Association of Professional Human Educators. Megan has worked with students of all ages, has created curriculum for pedagogy in the theatre classroom as well as educational programs centered on kindness to animals for ages 2-18.

Amy Arsenault

Art Coach

Deb Large

Music Coach

What Can We Help You With?

If you are an organization with a cause, and you would like more visibility and education, as well as fundraising, you can reach out to us about putting on an event. Please fill out a Google Form about your needs, and we will be in touch!

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Love Bomb: A Domestic Abuse Awareness Concert

A donation based fundraiser concert for Finding Our Voices, a domestic abuse survivor organization

  • Date: 7/21/2023 07:00 PM
  • Location: 303 Main Street, Cumberland Center, ME, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Greely Center for the Arts