Through its dynamic partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities for the community, while fostering the active engagement of individuals, businesses, education and government with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through three acclaimed operating divisions – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art – serving more than 375,000 participants annually.

Vision: To be a pre-eminent arts destination and community asset that embraces world-class excellence and innovation in the arts. 

Mission: To develop, advance and deliver high-quality arts, cultural experiences and opportunities in Scottsdale to residents, cultural institutions, artists and visitors from around the world. 

Values:

Integrity - Leadership, service and responsiveness to the community

Excellence - High standards in all that we do
 
Diversity - Programming, audiences, leadership and management that respect and reflect all our communities
 
Accountability - Reliability and financial sustainability
 
Innovation - Open to creative change and continuous improvement
 
Inclusiveness - Partnership and collaboration, internally and externally
 
Engagement - Education and participation in the arts for all ages 



BROUGHT TO YOU WITH SUPPORT FROM:

The Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the
State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Scottsdale Public Art are divisions of the Scottsdale Cultural Council dba Scottsdale Arts.