Mission, Vision, & Values
The Cappella Performing Arts Center is the La Crosse area’s premier center for the cultural arts, dedicated to fostering powerful, inclusive artistic experiences and creative exchange of ideas.
Cappella’s mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through its distinct and engaging cultural and artistic offerings that embrace and amplify the diversity of the region. As a nonprofit organization, Cappella is committed to enriching the community’s quality of life by generating opportunities for participation in the arts, partnering with schools, collaborating with other mission-based organizations and driving regional economic prosperity.
Arts education is critical to academic success…& should be available to all children and youth regardless of income or background.
Cappella’s vision for the future is to evolve as a world-class center for arts education, culture, and the performing arts. This evolution includes our industrious expansion, which will potentially double our amount of performance, educational and cultural offerings, while reaching a wider sector of the community through new partnerships and programs. Our board, leadership, management and staff are enthusiastic to be a leading voice, advocate, and destination for arts education and the performing arts in La Crosse County, Wisconsin while making a positive impact on the arts regionally, nationally, and globally.
We strive for exemplary quality in everything we do & endeavor to create a positive, joyful, seamless experience for artists, patrons, & students.
A LOVE OF THE ARTS: We affirm the importance and impact of the arts and the courage of artists, through performance, education, outreach, and partnership.
EQUITY: We are committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility for all.
THE VALUE OF ARTS EDUCATION: Arts education is critical to academic success, helps build confidence, empathy, and social connectivity, and should be available to all children and youth regardless of income or background.
COMMUNITY: We place the community we serve at the forefront.
ADAPTIVITY: We will be nimble and responsive to new challenges and opportunities.
EXCELLENCE: We strive for exemplary quality in everything we do and endeavor to create a positive, joyful, seamless experience for artists, patrons, and students.
PHILANTHROPY: Our love of the Cappella Performing Arts Center and everything it represents requires our donors, patrons, and Board members to make increased financial contributions of personal significance now more than ever.