THE BUSHNELL'S MISSION AND VISION
Elevate the Spirit
Over 30 million people – of five generations-coming to The Bushnell
Over 20,000 performances exciting their senses, heart, mind, and soul
Enriching, illuminating, energizing, and delighting the spirit of the community has been The Bushnell's constant mission.
For 90 years, The Bushnell has been central to life in Greater Hartford serving as its unique gathering place for arts, education, and community activities.
As a dynamic 21st Century performing arts center, The Bushnell presents, creates, inspires and shares the best in the performing arts; and in partnership with others, serves as a catalyst to advance education, promote economic development and build a sense of community in Central Connecticut.
Today, The Bushnell, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is the State's largest arts organization and has been deemed a "Connecticut Cultural Treasure." Experience The Bushnell - past, present, and future – in the video below, beautifully produced by CPTV.
Diversity and Inclusion
At The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, we celebrate and foster inclusion through the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, and perspectives of all individuals. As part of our core mission, we are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive cultural campus that reflects our commitment to an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, and included, onstage and off. This sense of belonging empowers individuals and unites communities by creating mutual respect and appreciation.