Our Mission


Photo by: Christine Chitnis & Jen Korff
Squam promotes creativity as a way of life.


We teach, inspire and heal. Our community receives encouragement, training, inspiration and experience that expands their creative spirit. We help dissolve restrictions and limitations on the definition of what it means to be an artist.

We celebrate joy, fun, pleasure, beauty and the natural world. We offer national and international retreats; nurture an online community open to all; and produce publications in both traditional and emerging media formats. We help support our community through the sales of their high quality original work. We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet and our donation goes directly to Squam Lakes Conservation Society.

For all of us at squam, it’s not just what we put out into the world, but the environment that we create in our worklife that must uphold our core values. In order to inspire others to live their best lives, we actively foster a professional hub where each member of the team is valued, has a voice, and is encouraged to take creative risks.
The result is a workplace that is fun and spectacularly productive.