ARTS AND HUMANITIES ARE VITAL to creating a more socially connected, cohesive, and just world.
PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT in arts programming builds bridges between people, provides a platform for free expression, and gives voice to the creative assets in a community.
INCLUSIVITY AND ACCESS mean truly representing the diversity of our communities in the artists we work with, the audiences we attract, the partners and individuals who shape the organization, the vendors we hire, and the art and stories we lift up.
LISTENING AND LEARNING are important to the practice of art as social action and, when done intentionally and deeply, will guide the work.
BRAVE AND GRACIOUS SPACE fosters free expression, the creation of socially relevant art, and the process of building relationships between people and communities.
ARTISTS ARE IMPORTANT partners in creating a better community when they are valued and fully integrated into civic discourse.
ART MAKING IS ESSENTIAL to well-being and becomes more valuable when it leaves its pedestal to become part of one’s everyday life.
COLLABORATION provides a more meaningful, artful, and joyful way for cultural institutions, social justice organizations, and artists to fulfill their missions of positive transformation.
ART AMPLIFIES TRUTH and serves as a tool for social justice by bearing witness to a diversity of lived experiences and countering false narratives and dehumanization with authentic representation of people, cultures, and under-told stories.