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  • How do I become a member of the Arts Council?

    Becoming a member, requires making an annual contribution to the Arts Council. The Council is a 501(c)3 organization and by becoming a member, you are a helping to make the arts a part of the fabric of our lives in Martin County. Membership renews on your anniversary date annually and is available at several levels, including a discounted membership for artists and students.

  • I'm an artist--how do I get on the Artist Registry?

    The Artist's Registry is a benefit of membership for artists - visual and performing alike. The on-line artists' registry features images of our artists and all pertinent contact information. To be a part of the registry, become a member and note on the form that you are an artist. A subsequent form will be sent to you asking for details about the type of artist you are and has instructions about sending files for posting on the site.

  • I'm an organization--how do we apply for a grant?

    The Arts Council does not have any re-granting funds. However, through our partnership with the Arts Foundation for Martin County and Women Supporting the Arts, there are grants available for local organizations and artists. The form and guidelines for the Women Supporting the Arts Grant can be found here.

  • I'd like to take classes (dance, art, music, drama, etc). Where can I find information about who is teaching?

    Many of the galleries, organizations and artist members of the Arts Council offer lessons and are excited about sharing their expertise. On the Cultural Calendar current information about classes and auditions is available and through the Resources page where there are links to the organizations to see what they have to offer in addition to the current listings.

  • I have artwork to display--what shows can I participate in?

    The Arts Council offers several opportunities every year for visual artists to exhibit. For festival artists and musicians, ArtsFest is a terrific community opportunity. For visual artists, the Court House Cultural Center Gallery offers a variety of options for getting involved, including juried exhibitions and special exhibitions.

  • The Cultural Calendar is the most up to date information that organizations have provided to us for publication. The Arts Council also produces other special events throughout the year, including exhibitions at the Court House Cultural Center Gallery and in the community, such as ArtsFest.

  • Where does the Arts Council get the funding to offer programs to the community?

    Funding is secured annually from Martin County, the State of Florida, the Lawrence A Sanders Foundations, private donors, our members, grants, and through The Arts Foundation which takes the lead in funding raising including signature events ArtsFest the mARTies Awards. Funding provides support for programs, for managing the Court House Cultural Center, and allowing us to publish the MartinArts magazine and this website for your benefit, making us the primary source for arts information in the community.

  • What is the Arts Council’s policy on public disclosure?

    The Form 990 and 501(c)3 determination letter from the IRS are available to the public upon request. Generally, requestors are directed to the website as it is our policy to have the 990 for the most recently completed year (not including schedule B), our 501(c)3 letter in addition to the Board’s conflict of interest policy in Adobe format available electronically. We reserve the right to charge a reasonable copying fee plus actual postage for multiple copies requested from the same individuals or related group of individuals. Other documents are available by request. Board agenda packets are posted with the calendar listing.

  • The Arts Council regularly updates information on our Guidestar Profile is and proud to be recognized as a PLATINUM Guidestar participant demonstrating our commitment to transparency. The most recent 3 years of financial information can be found via this link.

  • Is the Court House Cultural Center handicap accessible?

    Yes, the Arts Council of Martin County and its galleries at 80 SE Ocean Blvd are accessible to all. The south entrance is wheelchair accessible as are all spaces within the first floor. We are pleased to try to accommodate other reasonable requests from patrons needing additional assistance with adequate notice.