About 2017-04-24T21:16:11+00:00


To ignite the imaginations of students and citizens to create more just and vibrant communities


To thrive at the nexus of creativity and the engagement of communities – our students/campus, our city, our country, our planet – by nurturing unique art experiences & networks

Ignite/Arts Dallas: a center for people, purpose, & place


  • Equity: Acknowledge inequity. recognize and reward multiple viewpoints.
  • Integrity: Adhere to and serve the mission. 
  • Access: Promote inclusion and multiple points of entry.
  • Generosity: Be forthcoming of knowledge, resources and expertise.
  • Wisdom: Act and proceed thoughtfully.
  • Transparency: Provide the full picture whenever possible.
  • Authenticity: Be guided by mission, vision and values.
  • Consistency: Show up. WALK THE TALK
  • Quality: Embrace rigor, be exceptional and make great art happen.

Ignite/Arts Dallas is an initiative of the SMU Meadows School of the Arts. This initiative is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.