Founded in 1973, the Arts Council of Moore County (ACMC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire and strengthen our community though the arts. We contribute significantly to the region’s quality of life by hosting world-class visual and performance artists with offerings reflective of our rich diversity, facilitating access to the arts for all people.
ACMC is the center of a thriving creative district, with arts and cultural industries generating $13.2 million* in local economic activity annually. We serve this economy in various ways, including showcasing thousands of artists, and supporting arts organizations with grants, ticket sales, and promotions. We are also the NC Arts Council’s Designated County Partner, receiving and distributing Grassroots funding.
Thousands of children have been profoundly impacted as a result of our Youth Programs. We serve over 15,000 children each year in every school – public, private, charter, and home schools. We’ve also awarded over $51,000 in scholarships to talented kids. These programs rely completely on grants and community support.
The Campbell House, home to ACMC, is one of the region’s most significant landmarks, owing its existence to the Boyd family. Once part of their Weymouth estate, the natural setting is among the nation’s important historic landscapes, encompassing the world’s oldest longleaf pines. For more than 100 years, Campbell House has been a beacon of culture, informing, influencing, and enhancing civic life. A gift to the Arts Council is the ultimate expression of faith in our goal of sustaining our community as a place resilient with the arts at its core.
* 2015 Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, A Project of Americans for the Arts.
How You Can Support ACMC?
- Become a Member – without you we don’t exist
- Ask a friend or family member to join, too
- Give an ACMC membership as a gift
- Visit our exhibitions and attend programs
- Bring a child to our youth programs
- Sponsor a program or an event
Please join today. ACMC is one of the main reasons this is such a wonderful place to live and we can’t do this without you!
Where is ACMC Located?
ACMC galleries and offices are located in the Campbell House at 482 East Connecticut Avenue, Southern Pines, North Carolina. Our office and gallery hours are Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and select 3rd Saturdays (2 to 4 p.m.), and by appointment.
How can I contact ACMC?
Visit us, call us, write us, fax us or email us at the addresses and numbers listed on our Contact page. We are happy to serve you through the arts!