Core Purpose: To ignite lifelong passion for the arts. (Adopted July 24, 2010)
Core Values: inspiring, nurturing, transformative, enlightening, enduring.
Mission: 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)
Interlochen's current mission statement makes reference to a phrase familiar to thousands who have visited Interlochen, a phrase which appears on the back of the Kresge Auditorium stage:
Dedicated to the Promotion of World Friendship through the Universal Language of the Arts