Huntsville Arts Commission

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Commission Purpose
The purpose of the Arts Commission is to promote and share the arts and our community heritage at the historic Wynne Home and throughout the community. 

Goals & Objectives

To support, encourage, and nourish an environment for the growth of the broad range of the cultural arts and related humanities in Huntsville, with the aim of integrating such items and activities into the total life of this community.

To make recommendations for the responsible and orderly appropriation and distribution of funds for the support of such items and activities, whether they are to be carried out by individuals or by organizations.

To accept contributions, grants, gifts, and transfers from the private and/or public sectors to support such items and activities.

To seek the commitment and cooperation of business, educational institutions, and other organizations and individuals in the areas of funding, facilities, program coordination, and media support.

  • Hears ideas for funding for the arts
  • Determines annual budget for the arts (subject to the approval of Council)

  • Provides leadership to private organizations in the community for the promotion of the arts in Huntsville.

  • Maintains the City's art collection

  • Applies for grants


The Mission of the Huntsville Arts Commission is to enhance the quality of life in Huntsville by supporting, encouraging, and nourishing the cultural arts for our diverse community.

The Arts Commission is made up of 9 commissioners. All members are arts advocates appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Huntsville City Council.


The Commission supports arts organizations with funding for worthwhile projects. It also supports and contributes to downtown revitalization and oversees the historic Wynne Home Arts Center.

Funding for organizations is provided by the City of Huntsville, through hotel and motel tax revenues, grants and gifts. The determination of recipients for funding is decided, through a competitive process, by the Huntsville Arts Commission, with the approval of the Huntsville City Council.

Any non-profit organization is eligible for assistance. Individuals may apply for funds, but in some cases must apply under the umbrella of a tax-exempt organization. All projects submitted for assistance must have a local applicant.


For information pertaining to the Huntsville Arts Commission, please contact Sarah Faulkner, Cultural Services Manager at 936-291-5422.