Our vision is for a Westchester where every man, woman and child can explore his or her creative impulses; where the arts are accessible to every sector of society and are an educational priority in our schools; where opportunities for artist are plentiful; where public art is fundamental to the landscape and cityscape and where where a new generation can use the arts as a window to the world.
Our mission is to provide leadership, vision, and support to ensure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts in Westchester County.
Established in 1965 as the Council for the Arts in Westchester, we are New York State’s largest private, not-for-profit service organization, working to ensure the availability and accessibility of the arts for all of the county’s residents. In 1975, we were named by Westchester County government as the County’s designated arts council and we became one of several united arts funds in the country, providing grants and technical support to cultural organizations and artist residencies in the community.
Today, as ArtsWestchester, our board and staff continue to work to weave the arts into the fabric of Westchester life, strengthen the county’s cultural institutions, and enrich the quality of life for all Westchester’s residents.
Visit us at ArtsWestchester, our home and arts incubator in downtown White Plains!