• About Us

    About Us

Our Mission

Our Purpose

Creating opportunities that elevate the human spirit.

Our Vision

Transforming lives through the arts.

Our Mission

Advancing arts access for all through performance, education and advocacy.

Core Values

Community: We whole-heartedly welcome all.

Connection: We create positive environments and build strong relationships.

Innovation: We are an outlet for creativity, collaboration and transformation.

Service: We focus on the person and deliver game-changing outcomes.

Excellence: We passionately commit to exceeding expectations.

Celebration: We have fun and honor success.

Our History

The Joshua M. Freeman Foundation was established in 2007 to honor Josh Freeman, the former Chair of the Carl M. Freeman Companies, after his untimely death in December of 2006. The Foundation seeks to honor Josh’s passion and commitment to excellence by creating programs he would have been proud of.

These programs include Freeman Arts Pavilion, formerly The Freeman Stage, an outdoor performance venue near Fenwick Island, which presents over 60 performances a year, and our Arts Access Initiative, which provides K-12 students and underserved families of Delmarva year-round access to high-quality, diverse arts experiences at no cost. Annually, more than 80,000 residents and visitors are impacted through our mission of creating opportunities that elevate the human spirit.