The MISSION of the Davis Arts Council is to Enrichand Strengthenour Communitythrough the power of the Arts.
Our VISION is to be an exemplary community arts organization recognized for presenting high quality artistic programs that are accessible year-round to the entire community.
In pursuing our mission and vision, we are guided by the following VALUES:
Excellence:The programs, artists, and performances we present are among the most acclaimed and sought after in their genre.They inspire us through creativity, originality, and the propensity to expand cultural perspectives. They are also entertaining. We hope they serve as a nonpareil example, for our younger constituents who desire to pursue the artistic avenues of that genre.
Accessibility: Our programs are uniquely accessible to our community.In terms of financial accessibility, they are generally affordable and, in many cases, free.In terms of physical accessibility, they are close by, with good parking, and considerate of the disabled.
Fiscal Sustainability:We operate deficit free with stable, predictable, and diversified streams of funding.We are ever considerate of the future as we make fiscal decisions today.
Diversity:We present a wide range of programs, representing multiple genres and appealing to a broad range of cultural backgrounds.We also strive to present programs that appeal to adults while simultaneously introducing the youngest members of our community to the arts.
Inclusiveness:Our overarching goal is to foster a sense of community and belonging among our patrons, similar to the experience of sitting on a front porch on a summer’s evening with friends and neighbors passing by.
We define our success by the following MEASURES:
To aid in ensuring our mission and vision are quantifiable and achievable, we have outlined the following key
Enrich:To “enrich” is to make richer.Through our program offerings we significantly enrich the quality of life in our community.
Strengthen:To “strengthen” is to make stronger.The Davis Arts Council makes our community stronger by bringing people together and ensuring our sense of community is strong. We also strengthen by providing opportunities for our community of all ages to participate in the arts. Such participation has been shown to increase critical thinking, creativity, and cognitive development.
Community: We are homebased in Layton City and are ever-cognizant of and desire to serve the people in our home city. We define our “community” as Layton City and the immediate surrounding areas. However, when we speak of our “community” we do not see barriers of city or county boundaries. For geographical ease, “our community” most often refers to the people, and businesses within North Davis and South Weber Counties. We are eager to share our programs and performances with the residents from outside our immediate community and we will never turn away members from other communities in any part of our programming.
Arts:The term “arts” refers to the product of artists.We recognize the life-transforming power inherent in all art forms—performing, visual, graphic, literary, and others—however, we place particular emphasis on the performing arts and secondary emphasis on the visual fine arts.
Exemplary:We serve as a model for other community arts organizations, who aspire to similar goals and adhere to similar values. We hope to be recognized locally, state-wide, and even nation-wide for our success and as an example of mission-based, community-focused arts programming.