Mission Statement

Name of Public Authority:

Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center at “The Egg”

Public Authority’s Mission Statement:

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Performing Arts Center Corporation at “The Egg” will present quality performances, accessible to all citizens of New York State, highlighting the unique and extraordinary artists from New York State, across the country and around the globe. Through partnerships and collaborations, the Corporation will present quality performances, spotlight emerging artists, foster relationships with resident companies, enhance activities in cultural and arts education, while remaining accountable to its public funds investment.

Date Adopted:


List of Performance Goals

  • Curate a performing arts program that will position the Center as a leading force in the cultural landscape of the region, state and nation.
  • Create, institute and present arts programming that is valuable and accessible to the State’s diverse cultural landscape.
  • Act as a catalyst for the creation of new works and become a focal point for showcasing work created and/or performed by New York State based artists.
  • Create access for other arts presenters to showcase their artists in a state-of the art performing arts center.
  • Collaborate with other city, state and national cultural agencies to further the center’s image as a leader in the Capital Region’s Arts Community.
  • Provide and maintain first class facilities and landlord services to tenants efficiently and cost effectively.

Operate fiscally responsibly

The Executive Director is responsible for managing and overseeing implementation of the mission and for directing the resources of the Authority in order to implement the mission. The Board’s role is direct oversight of the Executive Director in his performance of these duties. The Executive Director regularly reports to the Board the progress in implementing the mission, measuring performance and the existence or development of constraints, impediments or opportunities that affect the mission and its implementation.