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About the Arts Council

We Are the Arts

Where Community and Culture Connect

The Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County (North Carolina) was founded in 1973. 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.

The Arts Council's 2019-2020 Annual Report

Mission Statement
The Arts Council supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the arts.

As the primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural and historical 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