Photo courtesy Stay Gold Photos and Jackson Symphony Orchestra

Photo courtesy Stay Gold Photos and Jackson Symphony Orchestra

Bright Walls Mural Festival, 2018.

Bright Walls Mural Festival, 2018.

All about the arts

Mission

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Jackson County improves the quality of life and economic impact in Jackson County and surrounding communities through connecting, promoting, and supporting arts and culture via print, electronic, and social media.

History

The Arts and Cultural Alliance is a non-profit organization created to strengthen, support, and promote arts and culture throughout Jackson County. ACAJC was founded in 2003 to fill a need recognized by COJAX, an informal group of artists, and art and cultural organizations.

In 2005 the Arts and Cultural Alliance received funds from the Jackson Community Foundation to support the creation of a county-wide Community Cultural Plan. The intent of the planning process was for the ACAJC to engage residents and stakeholders from all sectors of the community in the creation of a strategic and comprehensive plan to fully develop the potential for arts and culture in Jackson County.

Today we support Jackon’s arts and culture community through these initiatives:

Connect

ACAJC works with other arts and cultural organizations to connect events and programs with Jackson County residents. We connect artists to artists, fostering more collaboration and a richer, more vibrant community.

Support

By partnering with local arts and cultural organizations, ACAJC can use our promotional and organizational skills to make events, activities, and initiatives stronger. We also help to educate the arts and cultural community about how best to make their work shine.

Promote

Whether you are an individual artist or a cultural heavy-hitter in Jackson, ACAJC lives to promote the county’s arts and artists. A thriving arts community is known to benefit small cities like Jackson and our surrounding communities. We want more Jackson County residents to know about all the great arts and cultural activities happening right here in our backyard. That’s why our marketing efforts share the good news of the arts and cultural scene through our monthly Art News newsletter, social media efforts, website, and media appearances.

Interesting in connecting? Send us a note.

Meet Our leadership

LORI GORDON
BOARD CHAIR
Adjunct Professor of Business, Spring Arbor University

DAVID LAWRENCE
BOARD SECRETARY
Internal Communications Manager, Dawn Foods

ANNE WILLISTON
BOARD MEMBER
Teacher of English Literature, Western School District