East Texas Performing Arts is formed to develop community appreciation for, and participation in drama and musical arts, by producing amateur and professional presentations such as plays, musicals, concerts, and festivals and to provide performing arts education opportunities to the general public. Special emphasis on children and youth, particularly those with physical, developmental, and emotional burdens and limitations, and extended outreach to adults with physical, mental, developmental, and emotional burdens and limitations.

The Corporation shall be and is a non-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Texas.

The purposes of this corporation are limited exclusively to exempt purposes within the meanings of Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and 509(a)02 public charity designations of the Internal Revenue Code.

Current mission statement revision, June, 2019