Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities.
Envisioned future: A unique educational, performance, and retreat environment focused on building creative capital to inspire individuals to contribute positively to the world around them.
Our Core Values
- We will draw inspiration from our unique place in history.
- We encourage individual creativity and expression.
- We recognize and value the arts and humanities and their contribution to physical and psychological well being and its positive impact upon individuals and communities.
- We honor the participation of staff, volunteers, and donors and count as essential their contributions to Bethel Woods' mission.
- We will create a safe and enjoyable environment for all who work and visit.
- We intend to leverage our success for the economic and social benefit of Sullivan County.
- We will maintain our grounds and facilities to the highest standards.
- We respect all individuals and value diversity of ideas, abilities, and expression.
Our Core Strategies
- Preserve the unique experience of Bethel Woods and its place and representation in history.
- Become locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally known as the premier Sixties cultural museum and exploration center.
- Present a diverse selection of popular artists and culturally-rich performances, special events, festivals, and community events to become a premier cultural resource for our communities and cultural tourism attraction and destination.
- Focus on building multi-disciplinary arts enrichment programming that provides our audiences with continual learning about the lessons of The Sixties—individual expression, heightened cultural engagement and social consciousness, empowerment, and inspiration.
- Ensure the sustainability of Bethel Woods through earned and unearned income opportunities, board expansion, and creating a world-class endowment.
- Continue and expand our efforts to support our community and revitalize the cultural and economic life of our region.
Donations help to support our mission to be a world-class cultural center committed to inspire, educate and empower individuals through the arts and humanities.