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Mission of the Program


The Arts Are Basic mission is to put artists and their works central to learning.

Arts Are Basic fosters the development of aesthetic education as an important part of learning. Through the formation of long-term partnerships with schools and community leaders, the aesthetic dimension of the human experience will be explored through encounters with a broad spectrum of performing and visual arts. In order to serve teachers and students fully, Arts Are Basic serves as a catalyst not only to create a greater aesthetic awareness of the world but also to foster greater understanding of the world's peoples through culturally specific arts.


CETL's mission is to serve as a catalyst for individual and institutional growth and development in pursuit of transformative learning.

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