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What is ArtsGreensboro?

In its role as the arts council, ArtsGreensboro is the community’s largest source of dedicated financial support, funding arts and culture through a competitive process – from nationally recognized programs and projects such as Eastern Music Festival and Triad Stage, to community arts organizations such as Casa Azul, artists throughout the Piedmont region, and arts-in-education initiatives. Through the annual ArtsFund Campaign, contributor’s dollars are leveraged by corporate, foundation, and government funding.

We know that creative communities thrive. Collectively, the arts are an economic driver by contributing over $162 million back into our city each year. That’s why we work hard every day to make our city a more dynamic, attractive, and colorful place to live and work. 

Why is ArtsGreensboro a vital partner in improving Greensboro’s quality of life?

It’s simple – we are dedicated to elevating the arts by creating awareness and promoting the vibrancy of our city; amplifying the impact the arts have in building strong and thriving communities for all citizens; and supporting arts organizations, artists, and teachers through grants, shared services, and technical assistance.

Founded in 1962, and thanks to the support of many, ArtsGreensboro has contributed much more than grants alone. Through the years, the arts council saved the historic Carolina Theatre, created Center City’s Cultural Arts Center, produced the exciting City Stage Festival and Levitt AMP Music Series, presented the North Carolina Folk Festival, and currently owns and operates the Sternberger Artist Center and manages the Van Dyke Performance Space.