The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) provides a culture of opportunity for people to make social and economic progress in their lives and community. We fulfill this mission through visual arts and tech engagement, workforce development, and social enterprise.
Our vision is equitable access to opportunity.
WMCAT at A Glance
WMCAT creates access to opportunity for teens, adults, and families. Our Arts + Tech programs make space for teens to elevate their voices and build creative confidence through visual arts and technology engagement. Our Workforce Development programs build income security with families and young adults through post-secondary exploration, career training, and leadership development. And our social enterprise, Public Agency at WMCAT, externalizes our mission by working with organizations at all levels to foster cultures of equity, action, and innovation through training and development.
A team of nonprofit professionals, teaching artists, career instructors, and board leadership advance WMCAT’s mission to provide access to opportunity.
Staff + Instructors
The WMCAT team drives innovation and leverages creativity to curate amazing experiences for our students and stakeholders.
Board of Directors
Leaders in education and business, the WMCAT board ensures we are a best-practice organization committed to stewarding our community’s resources and providing impactful programming.
Design for Equity
Creating a world that works for all of us.
Rooted in an understanding that systemic oppression is perpetuated by design, we center marginalized voices, consciously co-create solutions, and challenge unjust systems to provide equitable access to opportunity.
Engaging the experiences and expertise around us.
Acknowledging that we never “arrive” in our understanding, we engage each other, ourselves, and our community with curiosity and appreciation for diverse lived experiences, seeking out new ideas, more robust context, and opportunities for growth.
Curating belonging for collective good.
Grounded in the belief that our humanity, prosperity and futures are interconnected, we intentionally create space for belonging, build authentic relationships, seek partnership in our collective work, and respect our shared context.
Leading with empathy.
Guided by the mindsets of equitable human-centered design, we seek the perspectives of and create solutions with those most affected, embracing the inherent value of each individual and prioritizing whole-person thriving.