The mission of the American Association of Community Theatre is to foster and encourage the development of, and commitment to, the highest standards by community theatres, including standards of excellence for production, management, governance, community relations and service.
AACT is a 501(c)(3)
on the NEA
American Association of Community Theatre, believing:
culture is our link to the past and the future, and a bridge to human
creativity and expression are critical to the skills of problem solving,
nurturing of the human spirit, and survival in an expanding world;
Theatre is a collaborative art, building team work and community pride; and,
public support is crucial to ensuring the accessibility of the arts to all
its support of the National Endowment for the Arts, and urges the continued
funding and support by the Congress of the United States.
believes in equal opportunity for employees and members. AACT's success
depends on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their
race, creed, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin,
disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will not
discriminate on the basis of these characteristics in any personnel or member
expects all organizational members to adhere to current accessibility
Reasonable accommodations to ensure inclusion by all participants
should be made by the hosts of AACT events.
encourages members to give this non-discrimination policy their full support
through leadership and personal example.
Statement on AIDS
that AIDS is a threat to all people, the American Association of
Community Theatre encourages all community theatres to initiate and
participate in activities to increase awareness, tolerance, and support for
individuals who are living with the disease.