Vision Values & Mission of RAAA

RUSK AREA ARTS ALLIANCE STATEMENT OF VALUES, VISION, MISSION, BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP, SLOGAN AND GENERAL GOALS
April 2007

Values:
Creativity is present in everyone.
Every person has the potential to appreciate and respond positively to aesthetic influences.
Art expresses one’s humanity, culture and spirit.
Active participation in the arts enlivens and inspires all areas of one’s life.
Art exposure and art education develops ones powers of perception.
Artists benefit personally and creatively by supporting each other’s artistry.
The artistic experience supports and encourages diversity and inclusivity, hallmarks of a vibrant community.

Vision:
Through widespread participation in local arts activities and emphasis on arts education, the Rusk area will continue to grow as a vibrant, creative, economically viable area.

Mission:
Grounded in the local arts community, past and present, the Rusk Area Arts Alliance (RAAA) was established as a not-for-profit alliance to further the community’s perception and understanding of the arts as well as its participation in them; to provide economic opportunities for artists; and to create venues for socializing and inspiring creativity among artists and the community.

Slogan:
Bringing the arts and the community together!

General Goals:
Organize public art events and educational opportunities that utilize the talents, creativity, and enthusiasm of area artists.
Develop sales events, individual exhibits, art meetings, teaching demonstrations, performances, and just fun activities for and by local artists.
Network with and show support for other state and national arts organizations through sponsorship and/or participation in their events, when possible.

Benefits of membership:
Listing on the RAAA website www.ruskarts.org.
Link to artist’s website.
Listing in the data base.
Participation in Meet the RAAA Artists events.
Participation in gallery and sales events.
Support of the arts in Rusk County.

2007 Annual Goals:
Help sponsor Artrain USA
Establish and maintain a web-based Calendar
Sponsor “Meet the RAAA Artists” Receptions.
Participate in community events.
Encourage the development of new performing and visual arts groups.
Explore the viability of a Center for the Arts in Rusk County.

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