Our vision is that the arts are recognized as integral to the lives of all people and essential to the health and vitality of communities and the nation.
Our mission is to serve, advance, and lead the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America.
Lead and serve individuals and organizations to help build environments in which the arts and arts education thrive and contribute to more vibrant and creative communities.
Generate meaningful public and private sector policies and more resources for the arts and arts education.
Build individual awareness and appreciation of the value of the arts and arts education.
Ensure the operational stability of the organization and its ability to respond creatively to opportunities and challenges.
Americans for the Arts 2015–2017 Strategic Plan (pdf, 5.35MB)
Over the next three years, the Americans for the Arts Strategic Plan will activate our stakeholders in a concerted effort to grow the awareness and understanding of the transformative power of the arts. Americans for the Arts is the only national organization promoting the power of all the arts to build better lives, better communities and a better nation.