Mission, Vision & Values

Learn more about why we do what we do.


At Arts for Learning Connecticut, our mission is to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts.


We envision a future in which all young people in Connecticut engage in quality arts learning in their schools and communities that nurtures creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and cultivates critical thinking and learning skills. We envision a future in which Arts for Learning CT and our artists, partners, and supporters work in strategic partnerships to reach shared goals for young people and our state.


At Arts for Learning Connecticut, we value:

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The inherent power of creativity and authentic self-expression

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The evolving tradition of teaching and learning

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The strength of respectful partnership and creative collaboration 

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The capacity for all young people to learn and grow

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The imperative for diversity, equity, and inclusion across race, gender, ethnicity, ability, and sexuality 

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The essential need for the arts, humanities, and the broad expression of culture

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Wonder, imagination, and the magic of childhood

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Integrity, respect, and professionalism

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Leadership and accountability