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Our Mission

Building community through the arts. That’s our reason for being—it’s what guides and drives us.

We were founded on the belief that the arts and arts education:
  • are an essential part of a healthy society
  • directly impact academic achievement and improve literacy for school students
  • positively contribute to the quality of life for all area residents
  • contribute significantly to economic development
  • promote cross-cultural understanding and appreciation
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How are we fulfilling this mission?

The Arts Council of Princeton presents a wide range of arts and arts education programs including studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and media arts, exhibitions, performances, ticketed events, and free community cultural events. These programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region. Creating art and learning from working artists and performers in intimate artistic encounters directly addresses the ACP’s mission. Through these creative encounters, all people are encouraged to engage in the creative process.