OUR CORE VALUES
Our core values are the foundation of our company and guide the way we run our business, build our company culture, and deliver programs to the community.
We believe that the world needs artists, and that we can all benefit from thinking like artists; creativity, resourcefulness, and imagination are critical life skills. We inspire our community and participants to dream big and use their creativity to improve their own lives and the world around them. Our team isn’t afraid of big, bold, outside-of-the-box ideas that work towards enacting our mission. No problem is too large for us to tackle!
We are a safe and supportive organization that actively welcomes all people to be a part of our community. We seek and sustain a diverse collection of collaborators to partner with us to achieve our mission and make positive change in our community. We support our staff and artists, providing them with fair pay and access to continued learning and growth opportunities. We believe that all people have something to learn from one another, and that a diverse world is a stronger one.
We courageously stand up against all injustice, oppression, and hate through the way we build our company culture, support our staff, manage our business, and educate the youth and families we serve. We believe in, and actively work towards, equity, justice, and love.
STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
We are committed to having the most effective, high-quality educational programs, and the most efficient, well-organized business. We are dedicated to investing the time and resources necessary to achieve excellence, and will settle for nothing less.
We have fun in every aspect of our work, from the way we collaborate as a team, to the way we engage the community, to the way we educate youth. We believe that life is too short to not enjoy it, and that spreading joy and love is a necessity as we work towards building positive change.