Connecting arts and community since 1972.





Why Support The Arts?  Communities can no longer think of the arts as a “nice extra.”  Studies have shown that arts and culture are a critical component in the long-term viability of communities and can play a significant role in regional economic development.  We hope you will help us build on our community’s rich arts and cultural heritage. In turn, the Columbus Area Arts Council will continue our commitment to connect arts and community, helping to ensure a vibrant future.

Contributing to Columbus Area Arts Council is easy. (Funds donated directly to us are unrestricted.  Donations can be used in any way that helps the organization, such as supporting programs, projects, or salaries. If you would like your contribution to go to a specific project, let us know.)

Or you can use one of the options listed below.

Mail your contribution to Columbus Area Arts Council:

Columbus Area Arts Council
300 Washington St.
Columbus, IN 47201 

Mail a contribution to the Heritage Fund–The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County (Note it is to be put in the Columbus Area Arts Council Custodial Fund):

Heritage Fund
Columbus Area Arts Council Custodial Fund
538 Franklin Street
P.O. Box 1547
Columbus, IN 47202-1547

Designate Columbus Area Arts Council as the restricted recipient of payroll deductions through the United Way of Bartholomew County.

Sponsor a Program  The Arts Council presents a range of arts programs in our community, such as First Fridays for Families, JCB NeighborFEST!, Noon Kids, unCommon Cause and Biggest Block Party Ever.  We are always looking for new sponsorship partners. Contact Kathryn Armstrong, Executive Director, to learn how we can work together.  Call (812) 376-2539 or email