Mission of the Nantucket Arts Council
The Nantucket Arts Council promotes the appreciation of, provides access to, supports, and advocates for the arts on Nantucket.
In furtherance of these purposes, the Council:
• Raises money through individual and business memberships, program advertising, and underwriters
• Produces, promotes and supports programs in the arts and humanities for the enjoyment, enrichment and education of residents of and visitors to Nantucket.
• Produces the annual Nantucket Arts Festival
• Awards grants to other non-profit arts organizations with similar objectives
• Supports students in the arts through scholarships
• Facilitates and coordinates communication among arts organizations and the community at large
• Recognizes community members who show outstanding promise or make significant contributions to the arts
In order to encourage arts education and an appreciation of the arts, the Council favors the establishment of an Arts Center on Nantucket.