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Columbus
Area
Arts
Council

Mission

To strengthen the community through arts and culture

Vision

To be the central resource for the arts

Values

Accessibility: Making the arts available to everyone regardless of their ability

Diversity: Embracing and enabling our diverse culture

Inclusion: Inviting everyone to participate and be better together

Collaboration: Developing partnerships with the right stakeholders at the table

Excellence: Delivering quality with integrity in everything we do

Strategic Objectives

Serve the Community

Cultivate a Creative Network

Foster and Develop Young Talent

Expand Quality of Place

Areas of Focus

Visual Art

Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Public Art

Design

Graphic Design, Textiles, Furniture, Architecture

Performance

Dance, Theatre, Music

Literary Art

Poetry, Spoken Word

Film

Independent, Documentary

 

Board of Directors

Mike Elwood

President

 

Christine Kuo 

Vice President

 

Matthew Sullivan 

Treasurer

Rebecca Ellis

Secretary​

Chelsea DeVillez

Doug Fauth​

 

Victoria Griffin

Cheryl Miles-Vieth

 

Eric Neal

 

Jenny Penrod

Diane Robbins

 

T. Kelly Wilson

  

Kathryn Armstrong

Ex-officio, Executive Director

CAAC Staff

Kathryn Armstrong

Executive Director​

Kris Roberts

Operations Manager

Susana Villegas

Program Specialist

Design/Media Team

Brooke Hawkins

Graphic Designer​

History

 

In 1972 the Driftwood Valley Arts Council was formed. In 1989 the Driftwood Valley Arts Council and The Commons staffs were combined into the Columbus Area Arts Council under one board of directors.

Funding & Sponsorship

 

CAAC is a non-profit organization supported by private and public donations, the City of Columbus, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Cummins Inc. is the Columbus Area Arts Council's Investor level sponsor in 2020.

Annual Reports

Read the 2017 Annual Report

Read the 2018 Annual Report

 
 
 
GET IN TOUCH:
431 Sixth Street
Columbus, IN 47201​
812-376-2539
Office Hours:
 
In efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease), CAAC staff will work remotely through April 17.​ More information will be shared as it becomes available.​
 
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