Our Mission

As a hub for an interdisciplinary endeavor on the arts, CCA's mission is to link theory to practice, inspire innovation, inquiry, collaboration, and dialog across disciplines, cultures, industries, and global perspectives. 

We believe that by creating programming that focuses on topics associated with the Central Valley and everyday life, the arts can stimulate public engagement through inquiry, discussion, and understanding. 

Our Vision

Our vision strives to advance the capacity of creativity, and to inspire intellectual debate and engagement. Each year, CCA explores a common theme that addresses a complex issue facing our society. Though art exhibitions, films, lectures, debates, musical performances, and theatrical performances, the theme is approached from a cross-disciplinary perspective garnering expertise and stimulating examination from faculty and students from a variety of academic and professional disciplines at Fresno State. 

Recognizing that artists contribute to transforming the intellectual life of the university and the Central Valley, CCA serves as a catalyst for open, dynamic discussions of community-relevant topics that are illuminated by artistic programming.