- We see art as a part of everyday life
- We acknowledge that the arts add richness and vitality to our lives
- We recognize the arts as an integral part of the region’s economy
- We recognize the importance of the individual artist
- We recognize that being an artist is a legitimate occupation
- We co-operate with other arts organizations in this community
- We encourage diversity of creative expression
Our values were derived from development of our three-year strategic plan in the summer of 2009.