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Welcome to the Cultural Council of Indian River County

As your Cultural Council, we:
  • advocate for the arts at the state and local level

  • promote local artists through our registry of member artists in the visual, performing, and literary arts

  • facilitate public art exhibitions in city and county buildings

  • support community efforts to foster economic development, cultural tourism and community planning 

  • promote member artists and organizations

  • promote events in our online Cultural Arts Calendar

  • promote events through our weekly email newsletter, radio promotional ads and social media postings

  • coordinate organizations' profiles and event dates to publish in our annual Cultural Arts Guide, in digital and print format,  distributed locally and statewide

About Us

Founded in 1995, the CCIRC is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit, membership-based corporation serving over 160,000 residents and 600,000 visitors as the county’s Designated Arts Agency.

Our Mission is to promote the cultural arts in Indian River County through education, collaboration, marketing, and advocacy as well as promoting cultural tourism through the popular and abundant arts and culture available in our county.

Our Vision is to enrich the lives of people in our county, both residents and visitors, through the arts and cultural experiences.

Artists, cultural and community organizations and businesses are members. Our members include:​​​

  • Fine Artists, Galleries, Museums

  • Literary Organizations, Authors

  • Classical Orchestras, Symphonies, Opera

  • Choral, Jazz & Blues Societies

  • Dance & Ballet

  • Speakers and Lecture Series

  • Environmental and Historical Organizations

  • Theatre

  • Non-Profit Community Organizations

  • Businesses for the Arts

  • and more...

We strongly advocate for our members through our affiliations with:

  • Americans for the Arts

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals, Indian River Chapter

  • Florida Association of Local Arts Agencies

  • Florida Cultural Alliance

  • Florida Humanities Council

  • Citizens for Florida Arts, Inc.

  • Indian River County Chamber of Commerce

  • Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce

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