Arts Council of Johnson County 2017 Year in Review
Through numerous partnerships and collaborations with artists, arts organizations, and community leaders ACJC provided a wide range of programming and services including the Shooting Stars Program, college workshops, forums, meetings, and town halls focusing on arts marketing, advocacy, and the economic impact of the arts, college internships, an artist in residence porgram, hosted smART Exchange, and moved into the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
362,000 people in Johnson County attending arts performances & experiences
$250,0000 – Shooting Stars scholarships awarded since 1997
18,866 – people directly impacted by ACJC programs
17,341 – people engaged in ACJC social media
1,050 – guests at the 2017 Shooting Stars Gala
875 – FTE arts jobs in Johnson County (that we know of)
104 students from 25 high schools were 2017 Shooting Stars Finalists
65 volunteers help make Shooting Stars happen
45 individuals attended smART Exchange
44 students & speakers participated in College workshops
14 people serve on ACJC Governing & Advisory Boards
3 interns received hands-on nonprofit experience
The Arts Council of Johnson County brings a voice, keeps the Arts top of mind every day
The Arts Council of Johnson County focuses on:
- Building a creative culture;
- Transforming the region into a vibrant, thriving area desirable to new residents, new businesses, new visitors, more tourists; and
- Helping to bring people together to effect change by supporting and promoting the Arts.
Today, a vibrant Arts community flourishes in Johnson County. Our community enthusiastically supports local Arts organizations and artists by attending performances, festivals, exhibitions and special events. Local artists are able to access affordable meeting, studio, and performing spaces. And, Johnson County has higher than the national average of businesses and Arts organizations working in the creative services industry.
Thank You to Our Supporters