MAGMA Development Initiative


MAGMA is embarking on an exciting expansion of its facility to better accommodate performances, residencies, and classes. Our current studio boasts a 50 x 50 historic ballroom at the top of the Brown Building in downtown Gloucester MA. There are adjacent rooms, currently empty, we plan to develop into a additional studio, bathroom, and dressing room facilities. Our Spring fundraising goal is $100,000.

MAGMA is partnering with a non-profit fiscal sponsor, Boston Dance Alliance, to make possible tax-deductible donations! We are grateful for their support of our organization.

Since our opening in 2017, MAGMA has become a cornerstone of cultural activities on Cape Ann. We have hosted dozens of performances of Theater, Dance, and Music. We have hosted community events like the Gloucester Community Council member event, Cape Ann Climate Coalition meetings, youth music events, and more. And of course we offer dance, martial arts, and other movement practice classes to children and adults, including lower income families through our privately funded Scholarship Fund.

As we ready ourselves to reemerge from the pandemic, we are working to improve our functionality as a public gathering space. 

MAGMA has strived to be an artist-friendly environment, working within the limitations of our operating-costs to bring artists affordable places to rehearse, perform, and host workshops. We are dedicated to being a community center for high-quality, forward thinking performing arts, movement practices, and cultural meet-ups.

In addition to the expansion and renovation we will be making a commitment to better marketing and cultural partnerships to strengthen our reach and service to the community.

We hope you will join us in our quest to be an even better spot for the Cape Ann cultural community.

MAGMA is fiscally sponsored by Boston Dance Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non­profit tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of MAGMA’s work are greatly appreciated and may be made to Boston Dance Alliance, Inc., earmarked for “MAGMA.” All contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  DONATE TO MAGMA  

If you give during this drive to reach our goal of $100,000, we can offer the following thanks and acknowledgements:
Gifts over $200 receive 2 tickets to performances at MAGMA
Gifts over $1000 receive 10 tickets to performances at MAGMA for one year
Gifts over $5000 receive 10 tickets to performances at MAGMA each year for 5 years
Gifts over $10,000 receive a private event rental at MAGMA, plus the 10 tickets for 5 years.
If you are interested in having the new studio named after you, please contact us!
All donors will be listed on our website and in printed event programs, by name or anonymously.