Our Vision: We envision a time when all Arizonans acknowledge the value of creative arts experiences as a significant component of educational advancement and personal well-being. Our Mission: Act One's mission is to provide meaningful arts experiences that enhance the academic and creative potential of children and families in Arizona. Our History: Act One was founded in 2011 by Russ and Mac Perlich in response to the lack of arts access in Arizona schools. Read our full history here. Our Board & Staff: Meet our board members and staff here. Our Programs: Act One opens the doors to Arizona’s arts and cultural performances and destinations through two programs that serve people throughout the state: Field Trips for School Children and the Act One Culture Pass.