1. Recognize the role that theatre with a conscious social perspective has played in the history of world theatre.
2. Promote the research and practice of theatre whose specific focus is the dynamic relationship between theatre and society, and especially cultural analysis and theatre practice and theory which sees itself as an agent for social criticism and/or change.
3. Serve as a focus point for studying those theatres that have created theatre-making processes that can serve as model processes for social change (e.g., collaborative approaches, audience choice, group membership).
4. Incorporate as part of the analysis and training process the discoveries made in cultures historically ignored by the west (e.g., the Third World) such as community animation and theatre for community action.
5. Provide a network through which those making and/or studying people's, political, and otherwise socially active theatre can share work, theory, and support.