John Michael Kohler Arts Center
The John Michael Kohler Arts Center encourages and supports innovative explorations in the arts, fostering an exchange between a national community of artists and the public to realize the power of the arts. The Arts Center serves as a laboratory for the creation of new works, nurturer of interdisciplinary initiatives, originator of exhibitions, presenter of performing arts, educator, community builder and advocate for arts issues, functioning as a catalyst for ideas that will impact the lives of artists and the public.
The Arts Center works with community partners to develop goals and priorities for each season. Program coordinators attend booking conferences and related events, then research performing artists, other presenters and commissioning organizations. The staff makes the final selections based on input provided by community partners, audience members and colleagues in the field. The Arts Center presents a variety of performing arts disciplines, including contemporary dance, dance theatre, world music and contemporary theatre by local, national and international artists. At least one community-based performing arts commission is also presented each year.