The Arts at Amherst Initiative is a collaboration between the Mead Art Museum, and the Departments of Art and the History of Art, Music, and Theater and Dance.

Vision Statement: To inspire a culture of arts participation at Amherst College in which everyone may celebrate, collaborate, and learn.

Mission Statment: To foster participation in the arts at Amherst College by supporting collaboration across disciplines, facilitating conversations about the arts within the context of the liberal arts mission, and hosting leading artists from around the world.