MISSION:

The Emerson’s mission is to build community by promoting art and culture, set in a historic building.

GOALS:

The goal of the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture is to serve as a primary resource for the arts, arts education and cultural activities in southwest Montana by:

  • Stimulating and celebrating the arts in all its forms.
  • Fostering lifelong appreciation and understanding of arts and culture.
  • Building community and economic development among creative enterprises, businesses and civic organizations.


TO ACHIEVE THIS, THE EMERSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS & CULTURE:

  • Engages the public by hosting and curating exhibitions and programs of regional and national recognition.
  • Promotes arts education through its ongoing classes and outreach to public schools and the community.
  • Celebrates Bozeman’s history through effective stewardship of its historic facility.
  • Offers the community a variety of spaces for studios, meetings, performances, receptions, classes and other activities.
  • Leads the way in regional public art via city-wide projects with lasting impact.
  • Works in collaboration with its tenants and other arts, cultural and civic organizations to stimulate economic activity in Bozeman and to further its reputation as a regional destination.


THE EMERSON CENTER VALUES:

  • Furthering art appreciation, expression and participation for all ages.
  • Artistic and cultural vitality as the heartbeat of community.
  • Excellence and professionalism in all exhibition, educational and presenting practices.