Fayetteville Arts Council
From 4th Fridays to International Folk Festivals, the Arts Council is known in the community for excellence in exhibits and entertainment.
The Arts Council of Fayetteville / Cumberland County, founded in 1973, is a nonprofit service agency that encourages all citizens to explore their creativity. It supports local artists of all disciplines and engages the community in arts-related activities. It enlivens the community and serves as a gathering place for the entire area. The Arts Council also functions as the anchor arts agency for a 15-county region of Southeast North Carolina.
As a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations and the community, the Arts Council administers programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies to stimulate community development through the arts.
As the primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural and history activities in the Cape Fear Region, the Arts Council and the agencies it supports shall be known for these core values:
Excellence - in artistry and content of programs and presentations
Accountability - through best practices as non-profit organizations
Transparency - in operations and decision-making
Collaboration - with many partners to leverage financial resources and expertise, and to build community consensus around cultural activities
Innovation - as leaders in creatively enhancing the reputation and vitality of our city and county with a national and international audience
As a service to the 300,000 citizens of Cumberland County, the Arts Council:
Funds the arts, culture and history throughout the County
Helps arts organizations operate better
Works to educate our children
Manages the Arts Center facility and activities
Serves as a key resource in making Cumberland County a good place to live, work and visit.
Become a member, take a class, take a workshop, check out job postings and learn more here.
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