Orange County Arts Commission

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There are at least two ways to volunteer with us:
Become a Board Member  or  Join a Committee


Advisory Board

We periodically look for good people to help us by becoming Advisory Board Members. As a member of the Orange County Arts Commission, you can help fulfill our mission: promoting, coordinating and strengthening the arts and culture of Orange County.

The Arts Commission has eleven seats. All Orange County Arts Commissioners must be Orange County residents. Each Board Member is appointed by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners to serve a three-year term and is eligible for one additional three-year term. In selecting Advisory Board Members, the County Commissioners strive to represent all areas of the county and all population segments. The Arts Commission meets monthly at open meetings. Meetings start at 7:30 pm. 

If you're interested in applying for an opening on the Arts Commission Advisory Board, you may:

  • apply on the web,
  • request an application form from us or from the Clerk to the Board of Orange County Commissioners (phone 968-4501 or 732-8181 ext. 2125), or
  • e-mail Nancy Paciga, Assistant to the County Clerk, at



We have developed a network of committees to extend support for the arts in our county. These committees will consist of Commissioners and community volunteers. They will advise the Arts Commission about particular issues and help us move in new directions.

We are recruiting for the following committees:

Arts in Education Committee
     Monitor the health of arts instruction in public schools, advocate for arts programs and presentations, and establish connections with groups that bring artists to schools and develop arts-oriented curriculum.
Professional Artist Services Committee
Explore ways to aide professional artists in Orange County, develop arts as business and work closely with the Economic Development Commission in assessing opportunities concerning arts and small business and acting on them.
Public Outreach Committee
Highlight the activities of the Arts Commission and the value of the arts through print and electronic media, as well as through personal contacts. Advocate for the arts and for arts funding in North Carolina and Orange County.

If you're interested in finding out more about joining a committee, please contact us.

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