The Rockingham County Arts Council (RCAC) is the focal point/umbrella organization for the arts and information about the arts in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Our mission is to nurture and enrich the cultural life of Rockingham County. We seek to encourage excellence in the arts and to make fine arts experiences available throughout our community.
We offer grants to community arts organizations and schools for quality arts projects and events throughout Rockingham County. For nearly 50 years, RCAC has influenced cultural life in our county through the many arts programs we have helped sponsor.
RCAC is governed by a volunteer board of directors and employs an executive director. Funding for the council is provided by individual and business memberships, contributions, and fundraising events and grants.
The Rockingham County Arts Council was founded in August of 1969 as a non-profit arts organization.
RCAC is a Designated County Partner of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency.
2017-2018 RCAC Board of Directors Barbara Osborne, President Portia Parris, Vice-President Internal Affairs Julie Cresenzo, Vice President External Affairs Melissa Mericle, Secretary Telissa Ward, Treasurer Rick Wall Gretchen Shelton-Raiford Robert Racine Pam Black Elizabeth Doss Mary D Martin
Staff Teresa Phillips, Executive Director Diana Moran, Grassroots Arts Grant Coordinator & Administrative Assistant