The Town of Chapel Hill's Community Arts & Culture effort seeks to enrich the lives of those who live, work and visit Chapel Hill through programs and events that build community and contribute to the vibrancy of the Town. Community Arts & Culture is advised by the Chapel Hill Cultural Arts Commission, an 11-member volunteer board established in 1992 and appointed by the Town Council.
Community Arts & Culture administers many programs and projects in Chapel Hill. The Percent for Art Program, established by a 2002 Ordinance, allocates one percent of selected capital projects for the creation and maintenance of works of public art. Funding for the Percent for Art projects comes from each project’s construction budget. Other programs include Festivals & Community Events such as Festifall and the Near & Far festival; the Art + Transit program which is a collaborative effort to bring public art to public transit; and the Juried Exhibitions Series which showcases artwork by established and emerging artists at Chapel Hill Town Hall and the Chapel Hill Public Library. To learn more about these programs, please visit our Programs pages.
Community Arts & Culture works with many artists and arts organizations in the Chapel Hill - Carrboro area, throughout the region and across the country. We invite you to join our email newsletter list to receive exhibition announcements and calls to artists based on your preferences and to follow us on Facebook.