The Arts are Alive


in the mountains of North carolina


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Support the ARts

Get Involved

Participation in the Arts is a critical component of building a community.

Founded in Jackson County, North Carolina in 1976, this mostly volunteer organization has helped thousands of residents in our mountain community by providing culturally rich programs and assistance with artistic pursuits.

The Jackson County Art Council’s efforts are made possible through the financial support of private and public donations.  We are eternally grateful for our volunteers, artists and sponsors who keep the arts alive.

Grant Applications

JCAC works with State and Federal agencies to bring art funding to Jackson County. See what’s available for you or your organization. 

Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM)

Learn more about how students in Jackson County are keeping Appalachian Music alive.

Rotunda Gallery Showings

The Rotunda Gallery is on the first floor of the historic Jackson County Courthouse, part of the Jackson County Library Complex on Courthouse Hill.

Become Involved

As a non-profit community group, we always welcome volunteers to our organization.

What’s Happening…

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him… We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” 

~ John F. Kennedy

Our Partners & Sponsors

This organization is supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment of the Arts.