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Our Mission

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities. 

Our Vision

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.