Mission Statement & Guiding Principles

Our Mission Statement:

We advance and invest in a vibrant and cohesive arts community for the people of Frederick County and for our visitors.


Guiding Principles:

We believe that:

The arts improve our lives.
The arts articulate, preserve, and perpetuate our shared history and culture.
The arts should reflect a diverse community.
Every citizen should have the opportunity to engage in arts experiences.
A community that invests in the arts benefits from the arts economically, culturally and socially.
All artists and arts forms, both emerging and existing, deserve respect and encouragement.
Collaborative, trusting, and respectful relationships with community leaders, artists and the public are essential.
Arts information needs to be comprehensive and accessible.
A cohesive arts community thrives best with the leadership of a dedicated arts council.