The arts play a major role. They are stimulus for imagination and innovation, an engine for economic development, a proven platform for community building, and a vehicle for diverse cultural expression. The Arts Council recognizes that support for artists is more critical now than ever before, and supports the arts primarily through artists working at the local level in the community context. A precipitous decline in State and Federal funds available for granting has created a need for increased support at the local level, and to create new grant making structures to meet those needs.
As a leadership organization for the arts in Williamson County, the Arts Council promotes artistic opportunities by providing financial support, fostering coordinated cultural planning, offering programs to educate and develop future audiences, providing forums of expressions for local artists and by advocating for arts and its member organizations at the local, state, and national levels.
Continue supporting the arts in the schools with ACWC’s Artist in Residence program. ACWC’s goal is to have an artist in a school each quarter working with the individual schools’ art teacher to create a permanent art installation with the students. 4 schools have already participated: Grassland Elementary School, Longwood Elementary School, Franklin High School, and Independence High School.
Expanding Chalk It Up Art Show and chalk art competition that brings the arts and community together in conjunction with providing a forum for artists to make their work accessible to the community.
Create a Facebook page for Chalk It Up Art Show.
Have a logo competition for Chalk It Up Art Show
Produce DVD’s of the Art: Up Close & Personal series to be distributed to local schools and public libraries
Continue success with Grid Row, a monthly art exhibit highlighting local art instructor’s student artwork in the rotunda at the Williamson County Public Library.
Growing our membership outreach.
Growing our board of directors
An artistic get
together, with fellow artists, art lovers, art advocates
and business owners, of camaraderie and inspiration. A casual, guided but open agenda with guest speakers on various topics. This is held at the Williamson County Public Library, 2nd Friday of the month, 9 months of the year.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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