The Macon County Arts Council (MCAC) was chartered in 2007 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to stimulate interest and awareness in all forms of art for both children and adults. MCAC is governed by a board of directors composed of artists, teachers and local business owners. The organization has grown to include support of the arts and artists in three areas: Children’s Programs, Community Arts and Artists’ Services.
“Arts” is defined by MCAC as a spectrum that includes all genre of music, performing arts, visual arts, literary arts, and local folk life. MCAC seeks to encourage creative expression in all the arts through its programs and events. The art council also views itself as an outlet for continuing education in the arts for both children and adults.
MCAC offers most of its programs and events at no cost to the public. Funding is made available through grants from organizations including the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Upper Cumberland Development District, state and local government. Funding is also provided through corporate and individual sponsorships.
Board of Directors
“Art is important to our community because it allows us to come together to create, discover and share.”
– President: Nicole Bilbro, school teacher
The arts is a way for everyone to learn how to open your mind and get in touch with your creative side.”
– Vice President: Darrell Jenkins, artist and business owner
– Secretary: Tabitha Wakefield, MCJHS Librarian
“Art is one heart speaking to another, building community.”
– Treasurer: Karen Davis, storyteller
Become a Part of MCAC
Individual membership is open to anyone interested in the mission of promoting and supporting the arts
in Macon County, Tennessee. Various levels of membership dues and sponsorships are available. Click the link below for a membership application. Your participation in events, classes and other programs is welcome, as well, to make MCAC successful.
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schools and communities across Tennessee