ARTS EMERSON opened in the fall of 2010 with two central commitments: 1.)To expand Boston’s cultural landscape by giving audiences the opportunity to experience work from across this country and around the world that adds to the cultural choices for the community, and 2.)To support the development of new work through selected multi-year commitments to artists, ensembles and world-renowned institutions. At the heart of its mission, ArtsEmerson seeks to redefine the relationship between artist and audience and the impact of theatre on the community. Through performance programs, ongoing artist residencies, and repeated engagements with ensembles, audiences see how work evolves over time and as a result connect to the artists’ deeper ambitions and process. This investment not only strengthens the bond between artists and audiences, but allows for a highly interactive exchange that helps to realize the full potential of the arts in the life and character of the city. ArtsEmerson’s theatre, film and music programming provides a new level of cultural choice for Greater Boston audiences. Our theatrical programming brings world class productions from across the country and around the globe that would otherwise never be seen in Boston.