Common Threads

Waterville Creates

We believe that the arts have power—the power to strengthen community bonds, drive a robust local economy, and enrich lives through creative expression. We believe art and culture are vital to a vibrant community and a prosperous city—the future we want for Waterville.

MISSION
Arts experiences for all

 

VISION
A community where all people enjoy transformative experiences in the arts

 

VALUES

Community
We are building a thriving, connected, and equitable community through shared experiences in the arts. By presenting arts programming by, with, and for our community, we promote growth and well-being.

Creativity
We recognize the vital role creative expression plays in a fulfilled life and a vibrant community, nurture individual artistic endeavors at all levels, and encourage all creative outlets.

Collaboration
We connect and work with creatives, arts and cultural organizations, and other strategic partners to energize and enrich our community through the arts.

Diversity, Equity + Inclusion
We support, encourage, and honor diverse stories and perspectives. We provide relevant, accessible programming while making space for community conversations that deepen understanding and foster discourse around critical issues of our time.

 

Thanks to Our Annual Supporters