of the HVCA is to enhance the cultural life of the region through programs that
enrich and entertain, through arts education and through support of artists.
vision is to be the preeminent arts and cultural center in southeast Michigan,
a center which improves and supports all aspects of the artistic life
experience for all individuals.
values are guidelines that describe how we as an organization expect HVCA staff
members and volunteers to conduct themselves.
Integrity We adhere to the highest levels of integrity, honesty and ethical
Leadership We look to our board of directors to be knowledgeable of HVCA
operations, to demonstrate effective leadership and to employ good governance
practices. We encourage staff initiative and leadership, and we strive to be a
model nonprofit organization.
Leadership, Inspiration and Positive Change We maintain the authority to
lead, the creativity to inspire, and the will to foster positive social change
through the arts.
Collaboration We practice teamwork internally and work together with external
partners in an open, cooperative and respectful manner to further foster and
encourage the arts in all forms and mediums for all audiences.
Accountability We hold ourselves responsible for operating HVCA as a business,
being fiscally responsible, adhering to ethical principles and maintaining
professionalism in all endeavors.
Diversity We exist to serve the general and artistic community. We respect
and welcome visitors, artists, volunteers, staff, sponsors and business and
municipal partners of every religion, race and gender in the spirit of
inclusiveness, while encouraging diversity of thought.
Volunteerism We maximize the participation of professional and highly competent
volunteers to achieve our mission.
Value We provide
effective, affordable arts programming that enriches our community.