A New Mission, Vision, and Values

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AAAE is proud to announce a new Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and set of Values for the organization: 

 

MISSION STATEMENT

AAAE advances an inclusive, equitable, and resilient environment for the arts by supporting arts administration education programs and faculty and serving as a hub for knowledge.
 

VISION STATEMENT

We envision a world in which arts administrators are effective, responsive and proactive stewards of arts and culture who reflect the communities they serve. Their development as creative professionals is grounded in scholarship and practice.

 

VALUES
 

EQUITY & INCLUSION: We work to achieve equity and inclusion, seek global perspectives, and value representation from the communities we serve in both our membership and our student bodies. We recognize that we have arrived as colleagues in this field by a variety of paths, honor the insights each of us offers, and we respect the structural differences among the programs we represent.

COMMUNITY: We believe in building a strong network of educators wherein they can generously share and discuss insights, pedagogical techniques, and research findings. We foster collaboration and professional development, support our members in defining success, and champion excellence in the field. Sharing our learning and progress with the field strengthens arts organizations, policy, and practice.

ETHICAL PRACTICE: We believe in sound management, good governance and ethical practices in the arts. As an organization, we strive to model the principles of accountability, transparency, accessibility, equity, respect, and love of arts and culture.

ADVOCACY:  We champion arts and culture as indispensable to a thriving economy and society by conveying the value of arts administration as an academic discipline and as a profession.

 

Mission, Vision, and Values Sub-Committee of the AAAE Strategy Task Force 

Kevin Maifeld, Seattle University (chair)
Joan Channick, Yale University
Jim O'Connell, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Sherburne Laughlin, American University
Ximena Varela, American University