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Our Vision:

Beacon for the Arts #artsbeacon

Our Mission:

To illuminate lives using the power and inspiration of Art and Culture, driving economic vitality through advocacy, collaboration, education and outreach.


History

In February 1995, the Cultural Council of Indian River County was incorporated in the State of Florida as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In March of that same year, the Indian River County Commission designated the CCIRC as the Local Arts Agency for Indian River County. The Cultural Council’s mission is “To promote the cultural arts in Indian River County through education, collaboration, marketing and advocacy.” With the support of individuals and organizations throughout our area, the Cultural Council of Indian River County has been active in the community for many years.

Our Affiliations

The Cultural Council of Indian River County is a proud member of the following organizations:
Americans for the Arts
Association of Fundraising Professionals, Indian River Chapter
Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies
Florida Cultural Alliance
Florida Humanities Council
Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.

Official Registration

The Cultural Council of Indian River County, Inc. is registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Chapter 496, Florida Statutes, the Solicitation of Contributions Act (registration number CH5921). We do not have a professional fundraiser. The Cultural Council of Indian River County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations become the property of the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7532) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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OUR FOUNDERS

Agnes Ash
David J. Becker, MD
Richard Candler
Marilyn Chenault
Kathryn Collins
Susan Baxter Gibson
Gifford Hampton
Donna Keys
Thomas P. Lowe
Alma Lee Loy
Gene Waddell
Ernestine W. Williams
J. B. Norton, Jr.
Whitney C. O’Keefe

Deceased
W. Kent Barclay
Carolyn Eggert
Betty Reed