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Mission / Vision / Promise

Mission

Cultivate, an artist-run nonprofit organization, is dedicated to nurturing creativity, promoting inclusivity, and advocating for the arts. 

Vision

Through the empowerment and amplification of artists and our community’s voices, we ignite social change and strive for equity.

We provide a welcoming and artistically vibrant space where individuals can actively participate in the creation, exploration, and discourse of contemporary art. By fostering connections, offering educational opportunities, curating exhibitions, and supporting emerging to mid-career artists, we cultivate a sense of belonging for all community members. Embracing artists, students, and art enthusiasts of all ages, our organization encourages experimentation, lifelong learning, and the cultivation of diverse perspectives.

With our core values of inclusivity, equity, access, education, and advocacy, we aspire to become an institution at the intersection of the arts and education, fostering meaningful connections that transcend boundaries within and beyond our community.

Promise

Cultivate, by definition means: to prepare, to promote or improve the growth of with labor and attention, to produce by culture, to develop or improve by education or training; train, to refine, to promote the growth or development of (an art, science, etc.), to foster.  Cultivate was founded on these principles and promise. 

 

We cultivate creativity, growth, community, and care.   

Cultivate believes that art is a catalyst.  Art is a teacher.  Art grants the individual the opportunity for expression, connection, empathy, and compassion. 

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