When we talk about the value of arts and culture to society, we always start with its intrinsic value: how arts and culture can illuminate our inner lives and enrich our emotional world.  This is what we cherish.

At HAI, we also understand that arts and culture has a wider, more measurable impact on our economy, health and wellbeing, and the identity of our community. 

It is important that we recognize this impact to help our community think of Haitian arts and culture for what it is and what it means to us: a way to stay connected to our Haitian Identity.  It is also vitally important to us that share our rich culture so we can connect better, work more collaboratively, better integrate in our community in Indiana.