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About Arts Collective

Ignite your imagination!

Howard Community College’s critically acclaimed Arts Collective engages performers, creatives, and audiences with innovative events that ignite our collective imaginations.

For over two decades, Arts Collective has served as a creative cauldron, providing expert guidance and training to new and experienced artists in bringing vibrant life to diverse works on the stage; from the newly devised to the classics and all in between.  Arts Collective’s positive, collaborative, educational environment is open to everyone. Join us in creating new heights of learning and possibility. 

Celebrate AC's artistic bravery and unique learning environment… 
Ignite your imagination!

AC's Mission, Core Values and Vision:

  • Programming: 
    AC responds enthusiastically and responsibly to the emergent interest and increasing excitement within the arts at Howard Community College via vital and dynamic programming, bringing students, staff and the community into the college’s performance spaces, rehearsal halls, and classrooms.
  • Education and Training: 
    AC believes in the unity of the arts and its crucial role in education.  Dedicated to educating the whole person, Arts Collective fosters artistic excellence within the areas of theatre, dance, music, design, and technical theatre.  AC is committed to offering artistic, hands-on training, on and off the stage, to future practitioners interested in pursuing careers in the arts (within educational, community and professional arenas) under the guidance of professional leaders.
  • Integrity and Truth: 
    AC promotes artistic integrity within its programming and within its participants, seeking always to inspire, nurture, challenge, and empower artists and audiences. Arts Collective explores truth within the arts by taking risks, asking questions and pushing for answers within a safe and disciplined environment.
  • Collaboration:  
    AC values the exchange of ideas within the sphere of artistic collaboration through innovation, imagination and above all, participation.  The fusing of artistic and technical knowledge, experience, talent, and vision, lives at the center of each artistic venture, elevating the total experience for all.
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