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About ACMC


acmchub2The Arts Council of Mendocino County promotes the arts and cultivates creativity to benefit and enrich the lives of residents and visitors.

Objectives include expanding opportunities for artists and arts organizations, supporting art education, promoting the role of the arts in the local economy and increasing public awareness of the value of the arts.

We support and promote the arts throughout Mendocino County, and we advocate for artists and arts organizations with government, business, and tourism leaders.

ACMC celebrates multi-cultural art, music, dance and food from Mendocino County’s children, artists, and residents to share and increase public awareness of one another’s cultural values, visibility, diversity and beauty.


Support opportunities for all artists (visual, performing, literary, craft, multi-media, etc.)

  • ACMC exhibition programs: ACMC Gallery (Ukiah), Sculpture Gallery on the grounds of the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (Fort Bragg), and featured artist profiles on ACMC’s website
  • Online Gallery & Artist Registry
  • Online resources (calls to artists, auditions, and other performance & exhibition opportunities)
  • Members-only emails about grant, commission & exhibition opportunities
  • Fiscal Receiver & Sponsor for member artists and arts organizations


Advocate for the Arts

  • Arts information table at ACMC office & regional events
  • Annual Art Champion Awards for Mendocino County Leaders in the Arts for National Arts & Humanities Month
  • Advocate for the arts with local and state government agencies and businesses
  • Advocate for the role of the arts in the local economy
  • Increase public awareness of the value of the arts
  • Increase business and culture partnerships


Promote Cultural Participation

  • Online Calendar and Box Office:
  • GoArts! a monthly calendar with county-wide distribution
  • MendoArts e-newsletter
  • Publicity support for members
  • Guide to Artful Living brochure & map of Mendocino art destinations
  • Quarterly Arts Administrator Roundtable Meetings


Cultivate Creative Communities

  • Site-specific creative place making projects (Laytonville Banner Project, Skunk Train Mobile Memento etc.)
  • Festival Incubation
  • Contemporary Art Reading Room
  • Mendocino County Website Improvement Project, created ten new websites through a Community Foundation of Mendocino County Arts for Our Future Grant



  • Get Arts in the Schools Program (GASP)
  • Professional Development for artists and classroom teachers
  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Curriculum Resource Library (in development)


Membership Benefits

  • Website, directory, and registry representation
  • Active link to your website from ACMC website
  • Marketing and Publicity Support
  • Subscription to MendoArts
  • Member discounts on workshops
  • Members-only exhibition previews & events
  • Eligibility to apply for GASP funding and ACMC’s exhibition programs
  • Fiscal Sponsorship


Business Member Benefits

  • Recognition on the website with a link to your business
  • Access artists to present at your tasting room, restaurant, cafe or event / festival
  • Access artists to create site-specific work at your business
  • Access graphic design professionals, photographers & craftspeople in your area
  • Support economic development in your region
  • Improve your business district through the arts
  • Feature your event or business

The Arts Council of Mendocino County is a 501c3 Non profit organization.

Download a pdf of the Mendocino County Cultural Plan, Bridges to the Future.

Program Spotlight

Artist in the Spotlight

Event Spotlight


Larry Keenan: Iconic Photography of the Beat Generation

Through December 31
at Lansing Street Gallery, Mendocino



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