CCA's mission is to forge new connections between science and art, people and technology. The founding director is the conductor and TUM honorary professor Felix Mayer: "The TUM Center for Culture and Arts wants to question the latest technological developments for their significance for the arts, it wants to offer students new academic teaching formats, it wants to arouse curiosity and feed and fuel the intellectual zest for life."
TUM President Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann emphasizes: "With the TUM Center for Culture and Arts, we want to offer a wide-ranging, inspiring program, from music and literature to visual, performing, and digital arts. We want to support students, employees, alumni, partners, and friends in discovering previously hidden talents and to develop new inspiration and creativity through this combination of science and culture. We want to encourage creative ways of thinking and working and give people deeper access to less familiar fields of science through art and culture.“
The CCA is located under the umbrella of the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning, which is headed by TUM Executive Vice President Prof. Claudia Peus: "At TUM, it is our declared goal to attract talents in all their diversity and to give them the best opportunities to develop their potential. At the same time, we want to be servants of society and shape the progress of innovation responsibly. Art and culture offer unique opportunities to appeal to and inspire the most diverse groups of people and give them impetus for further development, including people who might not normally come to university."