Bard Education’s Mission, Vision and Values

Bard Education’s Mission: 

Inspiring community through dynamic, engaging experiences of Shakespeare


Bard Education’s Vision:

Creating opportunities for participants of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders, neighbourhoods, abilities, and personalities to be creative, collaborative, and courageous as they express themselves through Shakespeare. We celebrate individual identity while nurturing compassion and collaboration through Shakespeare’s language and stories. 


Bard Education’s Values:

Safety: We commit to everyone’s safety and well-being and have developed detailed policies, procedures, and practices to support this.

Respect: We commit to creating an environment of respect in which everyone can be courageous because they are welcomed, heard, and supported.

Enthusiasm: We embrace a non-judgmental atmosphere in which we celebrate exploration, discovery, generosity, collaboration, playfulness, and joy.


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Bard Access Fund

Helping to overcome barriers to experiencing Shakespeare.

Established by the Bard Volunteers in 2009, the Access Fund eliminates barriers to participating in Bard programming. Individuals, schools, and community organizations can apply for subsidized access to our Education programs and Festival events. The Fund also creates opportunities for more access by underwriting partnerships and initiatives to address community need.