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The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
251 North Spruce St, Winston-Salem NC 27101

336.722.2585

© The Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County

Our Mission

Mission Statement

By efficiently and effectively raising funds and making grants, working to strengthen our broad array of arts resources and offerings, and promoting the arts, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County is creating an environment in which the arts flourish and enrich the quality of life in Forsyth and surrounding counties.

 
Vision Statement

Through vision, leadership, education, advocacy,  and substantial financial support of the arts, The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will nurture, support, cultivate, and promote artists and artistic organizations.

 
We believe…
  • freedom of artistic expression is a fundamental human right

  • art is enhanced and society enriched by cultural diversity

  • the artistic process calls forth the highest form of human expression

  • the community has a commitment to cultivate, promote, and nurture artists and arts organizations

  • the arts exist for all members of the community

  • the community has a commitment to provide arts experiences and arts education to the youth of our area

  • arts organizations have a responsibility to educate future patrons and artists

  • grant processes should be fair and transparent

  • the arts are a key resource in making Winston-Salem and Forsyth County a desirable place to live, work and visit

  • arts organizations, including The Arts Council, should be operated in a business-like manner

  • contributors to the arts have a right to expect those who administer and receive grants to be good stewards