Creating Extraordinary Experiences
We believe the arts are a critical part of any community. Building upon our history as a cultural pillar, the Fine Arts Center strives to inspire community vitality through performing arts, visual arts and arts education.
Mission & Vision
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College provides innovative, educational, and multidisciplinary arts experiences that elevate the individual spirit and inspire community vitality. The Fine Arts Center provides visual arts, performing arts, and arts education to the entire Colorado Springs community and is a valuable resource for students and faculty that furthers the educational mission of the college.
Our aim is to create a national model of distinction for an arts center that joins with a college to serve the campus, the community, the region, and the world. This model should be a public access point to diverse educational and cultural experiences for the FAC, the college, and local, national, and international communities.
As members of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College community, we share a commitment to:
- Facilitate cultural enrichment, discovery, and learning through the arts
- Foster innovation
- Embrace and deliver diverse programming for our spectrum of audiences
- Create a sense of welcome, belonging, and equity for everyone
- Be a leader and a collaborator in the arts and culture community
- Encourage dialogue and exploration of multiple perspectives
- Produce and deliver excellence
A Rich Past. A Bright Future.
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College grew out of and expanded on the mission of the esteemed Broadmoor Art Academy, established in 1919, to become one of the only multi-discipline arts institutions in the nation.
Today we remain an amazing rarity — a museum, theatre and art school, essentially an entire arts district, under one roof. And we go well beyond what you’d consider the boundaries of those disciplines, offering special performances in our galleries, new works in our theatres, extension of arts experiences out into the community, and special engagements for students of all ages that take them inside the process of creating the arts.
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Colorado College occupies the traditional territories of the Nuchu, known today as the Southern Ute Tribe, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, and the Northern Ute People, who lost their beloved homelands due to colonization, forced relocation, and land theft. Other tribes have also lived here including the Apache, Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Comanche — and notably, continue to do so, along with many other Indigenous Peoples. To actively seek social justice, we acknowledge that the land continues to hold the values and traditions of the original inhabitants and caretakers of this land. We pay honor and respect to their ancestors, elders, and youth — past, present, and future.