Central Oregon Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization comprised of professional and business people, educators, musicians, and patrons of the arts.

The Central Oregon Center for the Arts, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit formalized in 2019, will be a comprehensive, performing- and visual-arts venue designed to serve the diverse cultural needs of Central Oregon through stage, music, fine arts, and education to support and develop arts and culture.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Central Oregon Center for the Arts is to champion an inclusive, vibrant center for the arts that brings transformative performances and diverse cultural experiences to Central Oregon.

The COCA Commitment to Cultural Equity

The Central Oregon Center for the Arts will support arts and culture opportunities for all through education, programming, and advocacy.

The Center will strive to be the premier provider of arts and cultural experiences that improve, stimulate and unite Central Oregon.
The Central Oregon Center for the Arts understands the broader meaning of equity as embodying values, policies and practices that ensure that all people—including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion—are represented and treated fairly in the work of our mission, places of work and delivery of service.
The board, staff, instructors, and volunteers are committed to equitable practices in everything we do. Our actions to strive for more equitable practices include, but are not limited to:

Core Values

COCA will listen to the needs of our community through formal and informal outreach and will support access to the resources needed to thrive, such as education, employment, healthcare, food, clean water, housing, and arts & culture.


The Central Oregon Center for the Arts is committed to being accessible for all participants. Please contact us with any accessibility requests or concerns.

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