A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts, Interlochen Center for the Arts nurtures creativity through five dynamic platforms: Interlochen Arts Camp, the renowned summer arts program; Interlochen Arts Academy, the nation’s premier arts boarding high school; Interlochen Presents, a producer of more than 600 annual performances by internationally celebrated guest artists, Interlochen students, and faculty; Interlochen Public Radio, two listener-supported, 24-hour public radio stations (classical music and news); and Interlochen College of Creative Arts, a convener for lifelong learning in the arts. Since 1928, Interlochen’s mission to inspire people worldwide through excellence in the arts and education has produced generations of purposeful creative lives.
MISSION AND PURPOSE
Mission: Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic, and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts. (Adopted July 23, 2005)
Core Purpose: To ignite lifelong passion for the arts. (Adopted July 24, 2010)
Interlochen’s current mission statement makes reference to a phrase familiar to thousands who have visited Interlochen, a phrase which appears on the back of the Kresge Auditorium stage:
Dedicated to the Promotion of World Friendship through the Universal Language of the Arts
All photos courtesy of Interlochen Center for the Arts.