Mission & Ethics Policy
As a nonprofit organization seeking to promote the arts in our community, the Cape Cod
Chamber Music Festival (sometimes referred to below as “the Festival”) believes in:
- Commitment to the public good
- Accountability to the public
- Compliance with the law
- Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals
- Inclusiveness and social justice
- Respect for pluralism and diversity
- Transparency, integrity and honesty
- Responsible stewardship of resources
- Commitment to excellence and to maintaining the public trust
- Collaboration with others
- Ensuring our own sustainability through continual learning and growth
The mission of the Festival is to present the finest classical and contemporary chamber music by both world-class ensembles and exceptional young emerging artists to Cape Cod audiences; to commission new chamber works whenever possible; and to provide educational activities and programs which encourage, broaden and deepen appreciation of the chamber music art form.
Code of Ethics
Personal and Professional Integrity – All staff, board members and volunteers of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival are expected to act with honesty, integrity and openness in all their dealings as representatives of the organization. The Festival promotes a working environment that values respect, fairness and integrity.
Mission Fulfillment – The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival has a clearly stated mission and purpose, approved by the Board of Directors, in pursuit of the public good. The Festival is mission-focused and maintain its relevance by striving to meet the goals of its mission in a changing environment.
Responsible Governance – The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival has an active and effective governing body that is responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the organization and oversight of the finances, operations and policies of the organization. The Festival expects governance transparency in its operation.
Legal Compliance – The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival is knowledgeable of, stays current with and strives to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
Responsible Stewardship – Maintaining effective governance and management, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival generates resources, manages resources effectively, supports and recognizes its volunteers, and appropriately compensates staff. The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival avoids conflicts of interest and abuses of power. The Festival exercises due diligence in program and fiscal matters including the generation, management and acceptance of funds.
Fiscal Integrity – The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival raises funds from public and private foundations and donors and is truthful in its solicitation materials. Funds are utilized to further the Festival’s mission and are expended consistent with that mission.
Openness and Disclosure – The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival strives to provide accurate and timely information to the public, the media and all stakeholders and to be responsive in a timely manner to reasonable requests for information.
Diversity and Inclusiveness – The Festival strives to advocate the values of diversity and inclusiveness among its artists, audience, vendors and community. The Festival values multiple viewpoints and shared solutions. The Festival strives to have its staff, consultants, board, volunteers and vendors reflect the diversity of its community.
Promotion of Learning – The Festival is committed to providing educational activities and programs which encourage, broaden and deepen appreciation of the chamber music art form. Education is part of the Festival’s core mission.
Collaboration – The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival strives to work in a collegial and accessible manner with artists, funders, colleagues and other stakeholders to leverage available community resources for greatest impact and benefit to the community, and to further the advancement of its mission.
Quality – The Festival strives for excellence in all aspects of its organization and in the services it provides, and strives to regularly assess the quality of the organization and its impacts.
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The festival is supported by generous financial contributions, volunteers, housing providers and service donations.
Having served as Executive Director of the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival for fifteen years, Elaine Lipton has announced that she will be retiring during 2021. The Festival expresses its appreciation for everything that Elaine has accomplished over the past decade...
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