We believe the arts express the essence of what it means to be fully human. The Lancaster Festival celebrates the artistic creativity of all cultures, serving as the foundation of year-round community efforts to nurture participation in the arts.
- Promote the artistic growth and outreach of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra as the cornerstone of classical music programming.
- Maintain the highest quality in all aspects of the Festival, while encouraging experimentation and adventure.
- Support and offer visibility for community artists.
- Be all-inclusive in our appeal to the community.
- Be an advocate of arts education for all children.
- Nurture the sense of family, community and homecoming in the Festival.
- Create a dynamic organization that will sustain and grow the Festival into the future.
- Stimulate economic development in the community.
- Make the Lancaster Festival a nationally visible signature of the community.
Adopted by the Lancaster Festival Board of Directors
on April 20, 1999.