An important part of Emporia, EAC has been in operation since 1976. In that time they have been involved in more than 1,000 artistic collaborations, exhibits, and performances. Their audiences have included over 100,000 children and 200,000 adults.
They are governed by volunteer board, executive committee, and a tireless staff. As a non-profit organization, they receive funding through fundraiser, donations, grants, and community support.
To Educate, to Advocate and to Celebrate the arts in Emporia and our seven-county service area.
Art spurs creativity and a sense of adventure. In an age when competition dominates all arenas of business, the arts serve to challenge common thought and practice, opening new doors to solve old problems.
Their focus is on three major initiatives:
- The Art Education Project (AEP): To build a legacy for community children. EAC works with area schools for after school projects, Brown Bag Concerts, and other outreach programs.
- The Community Initiative (TCI): To improve everyday life in the community. They offer rental space, tours and continuing education fro artists.
- Performing Arts Series (PAS): They offer a variety of performances throughout the year.
They have a full calendar of art exhibits, classes, and performances. You’re encouraged to support the efforts of The Emporia Arts Center. There are many ways to show support.
- They operate with a volunteer staff and board of directors.
- They provide continuing art education through Fall, Spring, and Summer classes.
- As a community arts outreach entity, they focus on performing arts as well as visual arts with year' round events and exhibits.
- They host annual fundraisers and accept donations for continued operations.
- Their facilities consist of a gallery, classrooms, and performance area that can be rented for private events.
How can you support Emporia Arts Council?
You can become an EAC member or participate in one of their annual fundraisers. For more information or a list of membership benefits visit the Emporia Arts Council website