Anaheim Arts Council
fosters the promotion, support
and visibility of local arts and culture
by collaboration with individuals, organizations and businesses
to enrich the quality of life


The Anaheim Arts Council is
affilated to the following organizations:

Arts Orange County
Downtown Anaheim Association

About the Anaheim Arts Council (AAC)

The Anaheim Arts Council was formed in 1977 to act as an advisory body to the City regarding culture and the fine arts. It played a major part in the development of the Anaheim Cultural Arts Plan (published 2000).

Fountains in Anaheim Garden Walk

The Council has evolved over the years, becoming a non-profit corporation in 2002 and subsequently focusing effort on the city wide promotion of the arts through grants, student scholarships and the annual Children’s Festival.

The ACC gives annual recognition to local organizations that provide art in public places (AIPP). Through its volunteers the Arts Council engages in a wide variety of activities, festivals and public events within the city.

Membership of the Council is open to individuals, artists, organizations and students. The General Meeting on the first Thursday of the month is always a place for networking, discussion, entertainment and refreshments - open to everyone with an interest in the arts. The Board of Directors meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

Why belong?

Voice of the Arts

The Anaheim Arts Council is an advocate for the arts in the community, local schools and with the City.


The Council has access to technical resources to assist local arts organizations with grant writing, non-profit incorporation, the writing of bylaws, and fund-raising.

Funding source

Together with its member organizations and individual members the Arts Council works to generate funds by various means for the benefit of its members, or other designated recipients. The annual Soirée and Champion of the Arts contest prove to be particularly successful.

Arts Communication

Through its dynamic and informative website, city wide arts calendar and newsletters the Arts Council is a channel for the sharing of art related information and events.


By its involvement in City events and membership of such bodies as ArtsOC and the Chamber of Commerce the AAC is positioned to take responsible leadership when opportunity arises.


To see the community and culture of Anaheim reach new heights through being grounded in the arts.