Shaping CalArts Future  

Our Mission

CalArts is a multidisciplinary community of artists.


Our ongoing educational endeavor is grounded in openness, experimentation, critical engagement, and creative freedom.


Through artistic practice, we transform ourselves, each other, and the world.


We value:

  • Agency
  • Empathy
  • Persistence
  • Distinction 
  • Equity
  • Rigor
  • Diversity
  • Inclusivity
  • Social Justice