The Arts Council of Brazos Valley, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1971 by a group of visionary local arts patrons with the purpose of establishing a leadership role in organizing local arts advocacy efforts and fostering a true community for the arts. Over 45 years later, The Arts Council has grown to serve the 5,000 square mile Brazos Valley region and, since 2008, has provided over $4,000,000 in direct funding support to arts organizations throughout the Brazos Valley. Governed by a board of community leaders, The Arts Council continues to faithfully serve as the lead advocate for all arts and culture efforts in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson, and Washington counties by providing innovative and impactful artistic opportunities to residents and visitors of the region.
For the past 50 years, the Arts Council has served the community with one driving mission: to make the arts accessible to all residents and visitors of the Brazos Valley through funding, promotion, advocacy, professional development and partnership building programs. We are a multifaceted arts organization supporting approximately 60 affiliate arts, culture and heritage organizations, regional artists and creative businesses, over 350,000 residents in seven counties, Texas A&M University, Blinn College and over 3.5 million Brazos Valley regional visitors annually.
The Arts Council Board of Directors is focused on providing innovative leadership in the arts by maintaining and strengthening an arts and culture–friendly community and making the quality of life in the Brazos Valley the best that the state has to offer.