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The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Fayetteville, North Carolina that 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, all affiliated programs of the Arts Council exemplify our 5 core values:



Founded in 1973, the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County 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 to help advance community and economic growth, stimulate tourism, reinforce child education through the ARTS, and enhance the cultural identity of the arts and entertainment district.


In the year 2021-22, the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County distributed almost $1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities.


Grants, programs, and services of the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.

Annual Report

Annual Report

Where Community and Culture Connect!


© 2022 The Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy

Financial information and a copy of its license are available from the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section at (888) 830-4989.

The license is not an endorsement by the State.

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