Westchester Arts Council, the county’s link between the arts, business, and culture, was established in 1965 as a private, not-for-profit program organization. It is the County’s designated arts council and the largest of its kind in New York State. In partnership with Westchester County Government, municipal governments, and business and community leaders, the Arts Council works to weave the arts into the fabric of Westchester life, strengthen the county’s cultural institutions, and enrich the quality of life for all of Westchester’s residents.
The Arts Council’s underlying belief is that the arts are for everyone, whether in a school or in a concert hall. The Arts Council partners with over 100 arts groups and more than 150 artists to bring the arts into schools, senior centers, daycare sites, after-school programs, and mental health facilities.
Westchester Arts Grants reach every part of the County and make possible an extraordinary array of cultural activities. Museums and galleries present exhibitions of regional significance…concerts feature musicians of the first rank…conservatories provide scholarships to needy and deserving youngsters…community choruses, theaters, and orchestras give hundreds the chance to perform…and local arts councils custom-fit programs for their communities.
Westchester Arts Council is supported by Westchester County Government, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Westchester Delegation of the New York State Legislature, and by foundations, corporations, and individuals.