Being a non-profit organization, our funding comes from a combination of private donations, corporate donations, grant funding, foundation support, fundraising events, and program income.  Our fiscal year runs July 1-June 30.


Fund Drive requests are mailed periodicially throughout the fiscal year to current and potential donors who support the Caldwell Arts Council or one of our programs directly.  


We host fundraising events such as our pARTy Series. "pARTies" are hosted by private individuals who leverage their regular donation by hosting a party in order to gain more funds for us.


Our largest program is the Artist-in-Schools program which reaches every Caldwell County student in grades K-8 with touring theatrical performances, bringing their studies to life at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center.   


Our after-school JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians) program for children is on a sliding fee scale with students paying $3, $5, or $10 a week based on their school lunch status. In addition they are loaned an instrument for a low fee, that they take home for daily practice.  They keep this instrument for the entire year.  


We also have several grant programs which bring the arts to residents of Caldwell County.  


The money from our fund drive and fund raiser events helps make all the programs we offer free or inexpensive.  


One of the most important parts of our mission is to make high quality arts available to all the people of Caldwell County.