Mission, Core Values, and Purpose

Kresge Mission Statement


Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic, and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts. (Adopted July 23, 2005)

Our mission statement makes reference to a phrase that appears on the back of the Kresge Auditorium stage and is familiar to thousands of Interlochen students, faculty, staff, and volunteers:

Dedicated To The Promotion Of World Friendship Through The Universal Language Of The Arts 

Core Values

  • Inspiring
  • Nurturing
  • Transformative
  • Enlightening
  • Enduring

Core Purpose

To ignite lifelong passion for the arts. (Adopted July 24, 2010)