about us

Who We Are

Piedmont Council for the Arts catalyzes collaboration among artists, arts organizations, and government entities to stimulate creative expression, promote cultural tourism, and advance the effective management and celebration of Central Virginia’s richly diverse cultural heritage.

Our goals include:

  • To provide an interface between arts organizations and artists of all kinds, and to effectively represent their interests to local, state, and national governments.
  • To provide a resource center for proactive collaborative strategies of all kinds that advance the arts in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and all of Central Virginia.
  • To advocate for arts education and engagement through all stages of life.
  • To develop and distribute financial resources for arts organizations and artists.
  • To help artists and arts organizations work at their best through developmental workshops and seminars, data resources, and social engagement opportunities.
  • To serve as a central clearinghouse and promote arts events and cultural tourism through robust media services to our members and followers.