Columbia Arts Council Mural
Columbia Arts Council Mural

Columbia Arts Council

The mission of the Columbia Arts Council is to promote Arts in the City of Columbia through awareness, appreciation, education and support, thereby creating a connection between artists and audiences to enrich the quality of life for all and position the greater Columbia area as an arts-rich community and regional arts destination. The Columbia Arts Council (CAC) serves as a committee of the City of Columbia to implement the mission statement through development of a unified arts calendar, improved communication among various arts groups and promotion of participation of professional artists, interested amateurs, educators, students and audiences. The CAC is responsible for the acquisition and maintenance of the City’s public artwork collection, as well as to serve as advisors and advocates for the enhancement and integration of the arts in the city. The arts community includes artists and organizations that comprise the performing, cultural, visual and dramatic arts.