TORCH Organizational Values


Social Responsibility

We Exist To:

Promote the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages and backgrounds

Present innovative performances and programming and a commitment to new work.

Present a wide range of performances from emerging artists to the widest possible audience

Actively welcome and make it possible for all people to experience and enjoy TORCH events.

Encourage everyone to participate in the arts throughout the year


To present arts of the highest possible international standard to the widest possible audience.

To reflect international culture to audiences from New York City, the rest of the US and the world

To engage with students of all ages to encourage their participation in the arts.

To be excellent in every aspect of our activities, operation and governance.