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About the Arts Council

We Are the Arts

Where Community and Culture Connect
The Arts Council has served as a link between artists, arts and cultural organizations, and the greater community by administering programs in partnership with a variety of local agencies that enhance community and economic development, stimulate tourism, reinforce child education, and enhance the cultural identity of the arts and entertainment district.
Mission Statement
The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS. 
The Arts Council is the primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural, and historical activities in the Cape Fear Region. Affiliated programs exemplify the Arts Council's 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